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Mr. Gonzales from Stockton CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cells Through the Looking Glass

Help me give my students the ability to see cells in all their glory with these excellent microscopes where they would not have the opportunity to see otherwise.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

I teach at an incredible dual-immersion school in the heart of downtown Stockton Ca. This is one of the lowest socio-economic area codes in the state of California. None of this seems to matter to these students. They come to school from there neighborhoods ready to learn and they come prepared as best they can.

The first thing you notice about these students is their want to learn and move ahead and above their current circumstances.

Another incredible aspect of these students is their attitude. They don't complain about how bad things are, they come to see how they can better themselves and their families.

I am the 6th-grade teacher and I have 27 students ready to learn every day. It is a joy to come to a classroom where the students make you want to be a better teacher.

My Project

If you can't see them, do they exist? I would love to give my students the opportunity to see a real animal and plant cell under these quality microscopes. If you notice they can magnify up to 1000 times which is much more than the regular 400 times magnification. Additionally,

These microscopes come with prepared slides, as well as, blank slides for the students to make their own slides.

Also, these kits include many tools necessary to be able to get the full effect of the microscopes like tweezers, slide covers, widefield eye pieces, methylene blue, eosin, stirring rods, and a book to guide us on how to get the best use of the microscopes. Not to mention, all we will learn while we do hands-on experiments, and not just look at pictures in a book.

I chose this kit because it will give us the ability to get started as soon as we get them. The smallest units of life will become larger than life and give inspiration to all my present students and those to come.

Mr. Gonzales
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope Awarded 2017 Best Student Microscope 40X-1000X Dual Light Glass Lens Metal-Body Student Microscope with Slides, Tools and Book • Amazon Business $85.25 5 $426.25

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