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Ms. James from Richmond CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Global Glasses :Microscopic Edition

My students need microscopes for an entire world they’ve yet to see.

  • $987 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are who I strived to be when I was younger . They tell stories about their families and dance the latest dances with their friends after their classwork—to the point where they’ve become family. My students are very intelligent and very much hands-on learners . They thrive the most when they have a role in the explanation , such as providing a gesture, dance or song to remember a concept . My students are extraordinary .

My Project

If my students had microscopes, they could experience health and science from the perspective of a scientist, instead of out of a textbook.

If my students had microscopes, they’d be given visuals for concepts I’ve struggled to explain.

If my students had microscopes, they’d see they’d be given a true cosmopolitan education instead of memorization, a wordy explanation, and hands-on application.

If my students had microscopes, they’d be able to see that no matter the subject, every action they make, big or small , has a separate but equal reaction.

My students are going to grow up to be doctors and lawyers one day. They are going to raise doctors and scientists one day . In order to explain the world around them , they have to see it and understand it for what it is, even down to its smallest component .

Ms. James
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MICROSCOPE CORDLESS STANDARD COMPOUND W. • Ward's Science $182.75 3 $548.25
ILLUM. SUBSTAGE FOR BOREAL STD. SCOPE • Ward's Science $50.96 3 $152.88
REPL LED BULB BOREAL CL MICROSCOPES • Ward's Science $9.78 3 $29.34

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