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Ms. Schwab from Lexington KY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Here's Looking at You, Cells!

My students need new compound light microscopes for an enhanced experience of tissue and cell observation in anatomy and biology.

  • $842 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

If you ever want to see the creative capability of a group of students, walk into my room when my anatomy classes are building and labeling life-size skeleton models from house-hold materials! In five short years, my anatomy classes have grown from 80 enrolled students to 140 across four separate classes. Also in those five years, a shortage of funds and materials to provide these students with the necessary learning experience to help them be successful has been evident.

My students are curious, creative, and motivate me to make each lesson better than the last.

Many of my students have dreams of pursuing a medical degree after high school, and I am here to help prepare them in any way I can. My students come from extremely hard-working, middle class families. They count down the days for each dissection, they work diligently to complete each lab assigned, and their excitement is evident each time they are given the opportunity to work with tools they've seen in a medical professional's office. They deserve a world opportunity, and I work my very best to give it to them.

My Project

Among the 6 life science teachers at my school, we share roughly 12 microscopes that are fully functioning. Moving these microscopes between classrooms and scheduling them among the 6 of us has proven troublesome in the lesson planning process over the last few years.

Microscopes are a critical component to learning in my anatomy and biology classes.

In my biology classes, proper microscope care and technique is taught within the first two weeks of school. We then use microscopes to enhance the cell structure and function unit by enabling students to view various prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

In anatomy, microscopes are used every unit to give the students a chance to observe the cellular components that differentiate tissue types found in each body system. These microscopes have become a vital part of my classroom, and to have a set of microscopes within my classroom would improve the quality of life science instruction for years to come!

Ms. Schwab
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M150C-PS25 Compound Monocular Microscope, WF10x and WF25x Eyepieces, 40x-1000x Magnification, LED Illumination, Brightfield, Single-Lens Condenser, Coaxial Coarse and Fine Focus, Plain Stage, 110V, Includes Set of 25 Prepared Slides • Amazon Business $85.25 6 $511.50
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope • Amazon Business $81.99 2 $163.98

Materials cost

$675.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$715.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.28

Total project goal

$841.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$841.89

2 Donors

-$791.89

Donations toward project cost

-$673.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$118.78

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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