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Mr. Mayorga from Bridgeport CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Future Biologists!

My students need a Full-feature student microscope in order to examine and understand cell structure and improve their understanding of biology.

  • $312 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Carl Sagan once made an alarming statement about science education. He said, “Every kid starts out as a natural born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” I do not want my students to fall victim to this.

I want my students to see science as a way of discovering the world around them.

My students have limited experiences with science so far and I want to change this. I want my students to acquire the tools to be prepared for further education and 21st century jobs in their future. Who knows if one of them will be the author of the next great science discovery?

My Project

The sciences are changing every day. As this happens, it becomes more difficult to be sure students are prepared for higher education and careers. Materials that might have been a luxury in year’s past today are necessary for preparing students and allowing them to understand concepts.

I must be able to bring science to life for my students.

Using microscopes regularly during biology allows students to see cell structure, small organisms. These experiences are the unforgettable ones that lead students to choose to study science. My students should not miss out on this because our resources are not as plentiful as in other schools.

Mr. Mayorga
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nasco Full-Feature Student Microscope - 0.65 NA Condenser 5-Hole Disc Diaphragm 20-watt Tungsten • Nasco $210.25 1 $210.25

Materials cost

$210.25

Vendor shipping charges

$21.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$264.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.66

Total project goal

$311.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$311.08

6 Donors

-$294.18

Donations toward project cost

-$253.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.38

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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