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Ms. Wallace from Phoenix AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

6th Grade Life at the Cellular Level

My students need updated microscopes in order to get in to the cellular level to see the difference between plant and animal cells in our biology unit.

  • $1,825 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I found it! I found it!" I hear in the science lab when my students peer through the microscope looking at a single-celled organism for the first time. "Oooh, it's so creepy" says another. "Let me see!" rings out among the others that are anxiously waiting to view through the eyepiece of the shared microscope.

My students are fascinated with science and can't wait to be hands on in biology with microscopes.

In their educational experience, this is the first time wearing lab coats and going in to the lab. They are from a low socio-economic area with limited exposure to science in their personal lives. I try to give them exposure of as many hands on opportunities as I can to help broaden their interests in science and build their own self-motivated curiosity. Selfishly, it brings me great pleasure to see them flourish in their scientific inquiry.

My Project

Every year my sixth grade students jump with enthusiasm in January when I alert them that we will be going to the cellular level using microscopes in the science lab. It's a fascinating time of the year for them when they learn how to use such a professional scientific tool.

The students take great pride in learning how to manipulate the focus lenses in order to look deep into the cells; sometimes there is victory but most of the time frustration.

Our microscopes are just not updated enough for us to focus in on what we are searching for. Along with that, they are in groups of 4 and have to wait their turn to use the scope. Having an LED screen for the entire team to view at once will give them the opportunity to discuss what is in all four of their field of view at the same time.

Ms. Wallace
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Celestron 44341 LCD Digital Microscope II (Black) • Amazon Business $174.96 8 $1,399.68

Materials cost

$1,399.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$100.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,550.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$273.66

Total project goal

$1,824.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,824.42

1 Donor

-$1,824.42

Donations toward project cost

-$1,550.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$273.66

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$0.00

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