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Ms. Kang from Waukegan IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hopes for Some Microscopes!

My students need microscopes! These new microscopes will help them observe little things to see a bigger picture of the world!

  • $671 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, hands-on learners who love to explore what is beyond our classroom. Sometimes, their low socioeconomic backgrounds prevent them from experiencing the world of science to its fullest. Oftentimes, funding in our schools prevent us from providing them with all the experiences that we want to share with them.

By seeing and touching the things we learn about in textbooks in real life make science more real to them!

I wish to make science more fun and exciting for them by introducing them to authentic scientific experiences.

My Project

The 7th graders at our school learn about cells. Human cells, plant cells, animal cells and even microorganisms like bacteria. They would benefit from being able to observe them closely through a microscope since they are much too small to observe unaided. By observing actual cells from the the things around us, they are able to gain an understanding of cells that are beyond a textbook and some pictures. I hope to draw our students' attention using these real life experiences!

In just a few years, our students will be moving on to learn higher level sciences in high school and I want to set my students up for success.

Being able to maneuver through laboratory equipment and having experienced them early on will allow them to seamlessly learn their way through rigorous academia without being slowed down. Please help me prepare my students for their future!

Ms. Kang
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope • Amazon Business $80.35 6 $482.10
Celestron Digital Microscope Imager 44421 • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$532.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.59

Total project goal

$670.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$670.62

3 Donors

-$645.62

Donations toward project cost

-$548.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.84

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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