Genomic Printing - DNA to rNA Translation and Transcription

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  • My Class Needs a lab based 3D printer to model DNA transcription

    Launched October 10th, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 30 Students School Size 1470 Students

    My Students

    My Science 10 class is made up of a mixed ability group of students. About 25 percent of the class are either English Language Learners (ELL) or adapted. My preferred approach to teaching and supporting students in my science class is to make the class work as "hands-on" as possible. This means that my students will spend part of every science class in the lab doing some hands-on learning activity. With a 3D printer I will be able to print out lab manipulative for our DNA/genetics unit.

    How will this project impact them?

    My Science 10 students will have lab access to the 3D printer to print out parts of the DNA molecule. Genetics and the study of DNA is one of the more abstract units in Science 10. The 3D printer can be used to print out copies of the parts of DNA to show students how DNA is built. The 3D printer will be used to print out DNA hydrogen bonds and the phosphate sugar backbone. In addition to the base pairs my Science class will be able to print out 3 dimensional copies of molecules. Students will be able to visualize how mutations can cause the DNA to be changed by insertions, deletions, duplications and reversals. DNA manipulatives will help my students to better visualize the process of DNA replication. My students will develop a deeper and more profound understanding of the importance of using models in science to show how biochemical reactions occur.

  • Where the $1373.49 goes


    mGiraffe 3D Printer Kit - Online Only

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    MG Chemicals PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75 mm, 0.5 kg, Green (IMPROVED) - Online Only

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    MG Chemicals PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75 mm, 0.5 kg, Glow in the Dark - Green (IMPROVED) - Online Only

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    BuMat Elite PLA Fluorescent Yellow Filament 1.75mm 1kg 2.2-Pound Printing Material Supply Spool for 3D Printer - Online Only

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    MG Chemicals PLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75 mm, 1 kg, Purple (IMPROVED) - Online Only

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    Shipping & Handling $15.97
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $115.68
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $16.87
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,167.47
    Optional donation to support *** $206.02
    Project cost including donation to support $1,373.49
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    Still needed $1,373.49

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

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by Ms. Ignas

I believe students learn best by doing. A large part of my science teaching is to work hard to ensure that my students are able to work in the lab as often as possible. When students do lab work they gain first hand knowledge of the process of science. With a 3D printer students will...

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