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  • $604 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Griffin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Inquiry Microscopy

The cost of 5 Digital Blue QX5 Microscopes (from Delta Education) is $604, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Wow! I just received my students' standardized test scores from this spring, and they are fantastic. Using technology and inquiry-based science (we "threw out" our textbooks) this past year, my eighth grade Earth & Space Science students increased an average of 3.5% in process skills and 4% in content knowledge on a standardized test that anticipates 2-3% average growth for the year. Not only am I extremely proud of them, but I am also convinced that the methods I used this year are successful, engaging, and just plain more fun for students. With this in mind, I have been assigned some seventh grade classes for next year in addition to my eighth grade classes due to schedule and personnel changes. I am somewhat short on hands-on activities at this point for Life Sciences (SC's seventh grade content emphasis), but I am working diligently to change this fact. I currently have five internet-connected inquiry stations in my classroom and would like to add a Digital Blue QX3 Digital Microscope to each inquiry station for the study of microscopic organisms in addition to making our own slides. By using the QX3 connected to the computers, students can capture images of organisms, import them into programs on the computers, and manipulate the images in such ways as to compare them, label the parts of them, and create montages of different types of the same organism. Experiencing microscopy in this fashion will be far more exciting, engaging, and memorable for students and could even lead to developing the next Jonas Salk.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Digital Blue QX5 Microscope • Delta Education $89.95 5 $449.75

Materials cost

$449.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$495.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.66

Total project goal

$603.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$603.66

1 Donor

-$603.52

Donations toward project cost

-$525.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 125 students.

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