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Mrs. Mundt from Minneapolis MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Carry a Microscope in Your Pocket!

My students need affordable, paper-based microscopes to learn about the microscopic world, including germs, insects, and more!

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible. Being part of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) school community has helped my students grow into incredibly caring, reflective, and empathetic individuals who want to make the world a better place through inquiry and action. Every day, my students are working on developing their understanding of universal concepts like reflection, perspective, and responsibility.

My school is an incredibly diverse place, and this diversity makes it a unique, vibrant place for students to learn and grow.

Students are from a range of backgrounds. Some come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, while others are living in more financially secure households. About a third of my students are Latino; another third are black or Somali; another third are white. About a third of my students are English language learners (ELLs). Many are considered advanced learners in need of advanced differentiation.

My Project

These mini-microscopes, Foldscopes, are paper-based microscopes that students get to assemble themselves! These microscopes have helped promote health and education in developing regions by allowing citizens to better understand their world, including the quality of the water they drink.

With this project, each of the fourth graders at my school will get a Foldscope of their own to use to explore the microscopic world!

With these microscopes, students will get to explore blades of grass, insects, hair fibers, and more! We will also explore how Foldscope has helped prevent diseases in developing regions of the world. Students will grow in their scientific skills while understanding the power of engineered products to promote health and education.

"In the end, we believe that every child in the world should carry a microscope in his/her pocket…just like a pencil." -Foldscope

Mrs. Mundt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 Foldscope Basic Classroom Kit • Foldscope Instruments $35.00 5 $175.00

Materials cost

$175.00

Vendor shipping charges

$49.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.42

Total project goal

$302.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.80

3 Donors

-$230.74

Donations toward project cost

-$202.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.61

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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