You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Nixon from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Happened to Wilbur?

Help me give my students 14 Nasco Pig Autopsy refill kits so they can put their skills to the test and determine cause of death.

  • $1,871 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Forensic Science class is home to over one hundred and sixty, insatiably curious junior and senior high school students in Houston, Texas.

The students are eager to learn how to perform a forensic autopsy and apply what we have learned in class.

It is wonderful that we have the opportunity to bring forensic careers into the classroom and let the students expierence first hand the steps necessary to help solve a crime.

Our school and administration are extremely supportive of the addition of our science class. We look forward to collaborating with our cross curricular counterparts as the students take the skills they learn in our classroom, and apply them to areas of Science, Law and Debate.

My Project

With this project, the students will examine a corpse and determine cause of death. We will use the Nasco autopsy pigs to study the differences between three different causes of death. The students will successfully complete an autopsy and determine how each one was killed. They will then compare their pigs and autopsy results to their classmates and discuss the differences in cause of death.

Autopsies will be broken down into the different roles of the coroner.

Each student will portray one aspect of the coroner and in the end come to a group conscense as to the cause of death. Each class will have six to seven pigs to determine the cause of death.

This project will enhance the students understanding of anatomy and how this relates to our bodies. Close up visualization of the pig anatomy will help them understand how fragile the human body is and provide insight on the inner workings of the body when a trauma is inflicted upon it. This Nasco kit provides three separate traumas to visualize and understand its effects upon the body.

Mrs. Nixon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Nixon is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refill Kit • Nasco $99.95 14 $1,399.30

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1625244],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3772258,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":165,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Nixon","authorIds":{"1625244":{"owner":"Mrs. Nixon","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3772258],"proposalHash":"1659709623","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20641977,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTYyNTI0NA=="],"teacherId":1625244,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}