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Mrs. F. from Gaston SC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sowing Seeds of Learning

The cost of two microscopes is $352, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $352 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Our fourth grade science curriculum includes several inquiry standards that require the use of equipment such as microscopes. We have videos and books at our disposal, however I feel that children need a hands-on experience in order to fully understand many of the ideas and concepts. I would like my 23 students to conduct experiments using microscopes in their data collection process. One such activity would be testing water from local ponds and analyzing what they discover. Expectations for students are always increasing, yet teachers and students are trying to make due without adequate tools. Our district is considered the poorest district in the state of South Carolina. I feel that by providing these microscopes, the donor would also be providing a love of learning and a sense of exploration for many children. Although many of my students have learning disabilities, the use of the computer microscope would enable them to participate in the lessons to the fullest extent. In order to accomplish my goal, I would like to purchase one student microscope and one computer microscope. These would be used in several lessons throughout the units and would benefit many children throughout the years.

Mrs. F.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
QX3 School Edition Computer Microscope • Delta Education $159.95 1 $159.95
Elementary Microscope • Delta Education $79.95 1 $79.95

Materials cost

$239.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$288.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.22

Total project goal

$351.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$351.24

2 Donors

-$334.01

Donations toward project cost

-$288.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.70

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$0.00

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