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Dr. Harvey from Gray ME is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus on Science Skills

Help me give my students digital usb microscopes for a new forensic science class.

  • $577 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2019.

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My Students

Some students consider science to be boring, difficult and off-putting. Many of the students enrolled in this class have had less success in traditional science classes and need a different setting to complete their science education. This new forensic science class will allow students to participate in a hands on science class meeting science standards by solving mysteries. With microscopes, students won't be forced to look at static pictures and draw conclusions, they will be able to develop their own theories and conduct their own investigations while using scientific practices. Science is all about experimentation, and microscopes in the classroom will facilitate that!

My Project

Microscopes will allow the students to construct and revise explanations based on an examination of the evidence provided to them. They will then construct, use, and/or present oral and written arguments or counter-arguments based on their data and evidence.

Microscopes will help create an immersive, hands-on experience for the students enabling them to gather evidence and process information to solve mysteries using scientific principles.

We will be processing fingerprints, hair samples and even comparing kitchen ingredients to find out who 'stole the cupcakes'.

Having microscopes available to the students will allow them to complete their investigations autonomously, just like a real scientist. This autonomy allows for mistakes, which ultimately leads to real scientific learning.

Dr. Harvey
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Koolertron 4.3 inch LCD Digital USB Microscope 1080P 50X-1000X Magnification Zoom,8 LED Adjustable Light,Rechargeable Lithium Battery,Micro-SD Storage, Camera Video Recorder • Amazon Business $71.99 6 $431.94

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