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Mr. Tajchman from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microcscope in Need of Slides!

The cost of this slides is $203, 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>.

  • $203 goal

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I am grateful to have received a wonderful binocular microscope through Donors Choose last year. The students in my class are thrilled to have this wonderful opportunity to pursue the study of science in a way never before imagined. They have learned the parts of the microscope and their respective functions; how to handle and care for the microscope; and how this technology enlarges items in greater detail. Now they are ready for the next step: to examine prepared slides and to prepare their own slides. Before long, we will embark on an in depth study of the human body. It would be fantastic if the students had some already prepared slides to view, as well as the opportunity to make their own slides, using their own cells! I have come across some terrific on line instructions for preparing slides, which my students could easily follow with some instruction. Preparing their own slides would also allow my students to guide their own learning as they prepare for our school-wide science fair in late May. I would be once again grateful if someone could help us out with this project. I teach all subjects in a third grade class, with a heavy focus on science, particularly biology. (We have a variety of plants, plus a class turtle, gerbil and earthworms-- all ready to be examined.) There are 40 third graders- plus other grades that could benefit from these slides and microscope at our school. Passages School is unique in that almost all of our students and their families are immigrants from all over the world: Nigeria, Pakistan, Bosnia, Ghana, Vietnam. Having a quality education with quality materials will help these disadvantaged students play on an equal playing field as they grow up and acclimate to this country.

Mr. Tajchman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prepared Slides - Animals, Plants, Insects Set • Delta Education $39.95 1 $39.95
Prepared Slides - Microorganisms, Sea Life, Blood Set • Delta Education $39.95 1 $39.95
SLIDE BOX, PLASTIC, 100 SLOTS • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.95 1 $10.95
Glass Slides • Delta Education $8.95 1 $8.95
CONCAVITY SLIDE,STUDENT G,SNG • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.95 3 $23.85
MicroSlide Lesson Set - Cell Structure • Delta Education $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$131.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$166.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.45

Total project goal

$202.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.50

1 Donor

-$190.96

Donations toward project cost

-$167.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.70

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$0.00

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