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Mr. Oszust from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need to See Our Genes.

My students need GelGreen DNA stain to ensure that our DNA is visible for our biotechnology labs.

  • $192 goal

This project expired on September 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our small school is located in New York. We are housed within a campus of many small schools. As we service students primarily from the surrounding neighborhood, our students represent a multicultural, diverse and disadvantaged urban population.

Biotechnology appeals to these students because it provides many hands-on experiences.

As they progress through the course, students learn how to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. They also develop critical thinking and analytical skills. All of these life skills will serve our students well in college. Biotechnology may also open the door on career opportunities beyond college. Biotechnology is an ever-growing field, but unfortunately, it's very expensive. We were granted a complete biotechnology lab through very generous donations from DonorsChoose several years ago, but the chemical reagents must be purchased every year to provide the incoming students with the same experiences and to maintain the program.

My Project

In order to continue providing my students with biotechnology experiences, we need to have the GelGreen DNA stain to make the DNA bands on our gels visible under UV light. The GelGreen stain is safe for the environment and for student use and is much more sensitive than the blue stain that most kits supply. We have been studying about the PTC gene and GMO's. In the past, our students were not able to see their DNA on the gels because of the stain we were using. I want my students to have a positive and long lasting experience with these labs.

We need your support to make it happen.

Help us to provide learning experiences and opportunities for those most in need. Help us to open doors. Thank you for supporting science education in our public schools.

Mr. Oszust
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gel Green • Carolina Biological Supply Company $59.38 2 $118.76

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