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Ms. Elam from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Friendly First Grade Science Microscopes!

The cost of four GeoSafari Talking Microscopes from the Kaplan Early Learning Company is $152, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $163 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2006.

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I have the pleasure of teaching a wonderfully eager group of first graders in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Our school has shown great strides in recent years in literacy and math due to a strong school-wide emphasis on the subjects. While I can see the growth my students are making in reading and math, I would also like to be able to provide them with some meaningful, hands on science activities that they might not experience otherwise. In my class, students have centers that allow independent and group learning. During this time, I hope to be able to introduce them to microscopes and allow them the experience of viewing the world through a "different lens." The microscopes are friendly enough that a first grader would be able to use them without too much adult intervention. More than anything, they can provide the students in my class with an opportunity to use forms of technology they might not see, unless they are able to make it to later grades of high school. By providing to the class tools to explore a different side of science, I hope to encourage students to see fun in education and to have something to look forward to in their later years of schooling.

Ms. Elam
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GeoSafari Talking Microscope • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.76 4 $103.04

Materials cost

$103.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$133.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.25

Total project goal

$162.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.50

2 Donors

-$155.49

Donations toward project cost

-$134.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.92

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$0.00

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