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Mr. Varela from Los Angeles CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering the Invisible World

Help me give my students 2 microscopes to observe elements of the miniature world around them!

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 5th grade student are a diverse group of leaders who use critical thinking skills to solve real life problems. Emphasizing a project based learning model, my students learn through hands-on, engaging, and interactive activities preparing them for the demands of the 21st century.

My students are eager learners looking to change the world one step at a time with their creativity, innovation, and motivation.

Students in my classroom love to engage in inquiry lessons where they ask questions and research answers for their questions.

My Project

My students will explore the world of organisms at a microscopic level to have a better understanding of the world around them. They will analyze insects, bugs, and animals to develop a broader understanding of the scientific method. In my class, they will have a chance to observe, hypothesize, experiment and make conclusions. This understanding will enhance their perspectives of scientific practices with living organisms.

My students will have an opportunity to develop skills to compare and contrast various living organisms through optical observations.

While my students are observing living organism, implementing the scientific method and using comparison skills, they will also be learning how to properly operate a microscope to gather vital information.

Mr. Varela
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope SE306R-P-LED Forward-Mounted Binocular Stereo Microscope, WF10x Eyepieces, 20X and 40X Magnification, 2X and 4X Objectives, Upper and Lower LED Lighting, Reversible Black/White Stage Plate, Pillar Stand, 120V or Battery-Powered • Amazon Business $136.21 2 $272.42

Materials cost

$272.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.49

Total project goal

$389.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.93

3 Donors

-$331.11

Donations toward project cost

-$288.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.17

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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