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Mrs. ELMS from Odessa TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's a Small Thing !

Help me give my students the ability to digitally enhance specimens, photograph, and record the natural world around them. Engage them in learning and discovery in an exciting and profound way.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My amazing kiddos are a diverse group of very gifted and quirky thinkers ages seven to eleven. I am in a program that has identified them for their unique ability to be shakers (ideas) and movers (leaders) of the future.

I consider my teaching job is to ' fan the flame' and ignite their interests and passion.

It is a privilege to inspire these young thinkers. Knowing this immense responsibility , at times, I am challenged to keep up with their need for technology and modern devises!

My Project

In a world of digital imagery and technical scientific discovery the current science teacher is challenged to bring this dynamic into their classroom. These digital microscopes will facilitate this type of learning in my classroom.

These tools will give my students the ability to turn learning about the natural world from ordinary to extraordinary.

Students will be able to observe details in function and structure of organisms and everyday objects. These digital microscopes not only magnify objects but they take a digital photo and opportunity for students to keep records of their discoveries. I want to not only encourage observations but translate the experience into a written format. It will make science and writing come alive and intrigue young learners to investigate the world around them. It may seem like a small thing but in my estimation could be life changing!

Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope Pro • Amazon Business $76.16 4 $304.64

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