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Mrs. McDowell from Dunlap TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Microscope to Explore Our World!

My students need a microscope and slides to explore the world around them!

  • $202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have a natural curiosity about the world around them. They love to ask the "WHY" question. Instead of just providing the answer, I want to be able to show them how to get it.

I teach a very loving, active group of 23 2nd graders.

They love to learn new skills and expand their knowledge. They also enjoy reading books!!! Our school is in a small, rural town in Tennessee. It is the only public elementary school in the county and currently enrolls just under 1,000 students from Pre-K to 4th grade. The majority of our students receive free/reduced price lunch.

My Project

I am asking for a digital microscope and prepared slides for my second grade classroom. With this microscope, I would be able to show the students the world around them. Instead of just talking about germs, I could actually show them the germs on their hands! I would be able to take the abstract items in their life and show them how they are broken down and what they actually look like. I would also be able to fuel their thirst for knowledge and hopefully even answer one (or more!) of their "WHY" questions.

By having this digital microscope and extra slides in our classroom, my students will be able to look at the world around them in a different light.

They can explore the world around them and really understand how stuff works.

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Mrs. McDowell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DT293 - Digital Microscope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
LC3540X - Prepared Slides - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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