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Mrs. Hall from Charleston SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hydroids, Sea Slugs, Skeleton Shrimp, Oh My!

My students need these microscopes so that we can explore the microscopic organisms that live in our nearby marine habitat.

  • $1,787 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students often call it "playing"...I call it learning! In my 2nd grade classroom, we are always on the move to stimulate engagement in authentic learning experiences! Students flow from desks to carpets, to additional classroom tables often throughout the day.

My students are curious, thoughtful, and enthusiastic learners who inspire me to continue to think outside the box when creating learning experiences for them!

My daily goal is to keep that energy burning for learning and inspire them to pursue their passions.

My Project

My classroom has been invited to participate in the pilot of the South Carolina Biodiscovery project, a project funded by the Bosch Community Fund and coordinated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission in partnership with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, College of Charleston’s Grice Marine Lab, and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. As a part of this project, my students will be involved in a hands on STEM exploration of microscopic communities that colonize in our nearby marsh water. My classroom will be placing a series of discs in a our marsh habitat to collect and compare data about what "grows" on our discs throughout the year. An essential tool for being a part of this project is microscopes.

"Early science education is essential for raising future scientists!" My goal is that by being a part of the Biodiscovery Project and adding microscopes to my classroom, It will authentically engage my students in doing, seeing, thinking, questioning, and discussing in a hands on way.

My students will be using their natural curiosity to learn about organisms that live right here in our Charleston marsh habitat. Not everything that lives in our habitat can be seen with our own eyes! My hope is that this project helps nurture my students' curiosity and raises an early interest in the students for becoming scientists.

Mrs. Hall
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 22 students.

31 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Intermediate Tri-Power Cordless Stereomicroscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $251.10 5 $1,255.50

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