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Mrs. Hughes from Five Points AL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Life through a Microscope!

Help me give my students a microscope and slides that will give them several science lessons that will last a lifetime.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What I love most about my students is that they are eager to learn and hungry for knowledge. All of my students are hard working individuals. I also love that they are so inquisitive about many things.

Each one of my students bring an unique and different quality to the classroom environment.

It is these differences that enriches the learning process.

Most of my students are hands-on learners, and posses a wealth of knowledge when allowed to utilize this skill.

My Project

I teach at a K-8th grade school. We haven’t had a true science lab in years. This year we are in the process of turning our home economics building into a science lab. We need science materials so our children can view tiny microorganisms for themselves and not just on the smart board.

When we have a “new” science lab established, all of our children will be able to use the equipment.

The impact this will have on their lives. It will help bring their Science Weekly newspaper to life and also their Stemscopes.

By donating to our project, you will help a child see their world through a microscope. This project will help my students to have a better understanding of our universe.

Mrs. Hughes
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nasco Full-Feature Student Microscope - 0.65 NA Condenser 5-Hole Disc Diaphragm 20-watt Tungsten • Nasco $210.25 1 $210.25
Prepared Slide Set - Basic Zoology • Nasco $27.75 1 $27.75
Prepared Slide Set - Basic Botany • Nasco $27.75 1 $27.75
Prepared Slide Set - Water Life • Nasco $17.95 1 $17.95

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