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Mrs. Cravens from Arcadia CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Science Meets Technology

Help me give my students a great life science experience by donating for the purchase of compound microscopes with multiple accessories: plain slides, coverslips, prepared slides, and a digiscope adapter for smartphone.

  • $754 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Almost 80% of my students live at the poverty line. Additionally, almost 60% of our students are identified as English learners. Students with identified learning disabilities are mainstreamed into my science classroom. Our students will benefit from engaging hands-on science experiences in the science lab. These experiences will motivate them to pursue course work in science and mathematical fields, as they can see how the two disciplines intersect. I also like to publish their work in color ink, such as graphs, sketches, and computer-based project that build their computer literacy and writing skills.

Some of our students have limited life experiences, living in a metropolitan area.

I'd like to connect them with the world around them through hands-on science experiments. A number of students using the lab have special needs, such as learning difficulties and physical handicaps. Hands-on experiences help solidify their learning.

They have enormous curiosity and a desire to learn. They blossom with hands-on, engaging activities. The A-ha moments we have in the science lab are priceless. Some of my students have special needs and these hands-on experiences really connect the learning for them.

My Project

Compound microscopes with smartphone adapters will allow my students to take pictures of what we see. We plan on visiting the pond nearby and collect water samples to see pond life magnified. This hands-on experience will get them even more excited about science and build curiosity about the world around them.

With these special microscopes, my students can upload their images into Google slides, students work collaboratively to identify the plant and animal life that they have taken images of.

They can then present their findings to the class. This will provide a great opportunity for action research. Students will also exercise their public speaking skills and strengthen their communication skills as they report out their findings.

Mrs. Cravens
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microscope Set, 20x - 1280x Professional Monocular Biological Compound Microscope Set for Kids Students Breeding Workers Amateurs and So on, with Microscope Slides and Other Microscope Accessories • Amazon Business $135.99 1 $135.99
Microscope Set, 20x - 1280x Professional Monocular Biological Compound Microscope Set for Kids Students Breeding Workers Amateurs and So on, with Microscope Slides and Other Microscope Accessories • Amazon Business $135.99 1 $135.99
Microscope Set, 20x - 1280x Professional Monocular Biological Compound Microscope Set for Kids Students Breeding Workers Amateurs and So on, with Microscope Slides and Other Microscope Accessories • Amazon Business $135.99 1 $135.99
Microscope Set, 20x - 1280x Professional Monocular Biological Compound Microscope Set for Kids Students Breeding Workers Amateurs and So on, with Microscope Slides and Other Microscope Accessories • Amazon Business $135.99 1 $135.99
AmScope BS-72P-100S-22 72 Pieces of Pre-Cleaned Blank Microscope Slides and 100 Pieces of 22x22mm Square Coverslips Cover Glass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$551.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$640.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.07

Total project goal

$753.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$753.80

9 Donors

-$710.27

Donations toward project cost

-$619.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.79

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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