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Mrs. Parmenter from Vancouver WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microscope Magic!

My students need this amazing digital microscope.

  • $489 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

It's just one microscope, but everyone can use it at the same time! I teach second and third grade at a wonderful but low-income school.

We have exactly fourteen student microscopes for our entire school of about 500 students. This makes it very difficult for any one class to use them in a meaningful way.

This digital microscope can be hooked up to my classroom computer, and what it sees can then be shown on either my computer monitor, or even projected onto our classroom screen for ALL to see! This way, I can point out exactly what we are looking for or what we've found. This microscope can even take pictures, so we could print out photos of what we've found for use on bulletin boards about our projects, which students could see and use daily. Using microscopes really gets kids engaged and excited about science, and I know this digital microscope would be a huge benefit to my teaching and my students' learning.

Your help will make it possible for my students to have authentic and amazing experiences with a microscope in our science lessons!

Mrs. Parmenter
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Motic DM52 Digital Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $332.10 1 $332.10

Materials cost

$332.10

Vendor shipping charges

$33.21

State sales tax

$21.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$400.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.00

Total project goal

$488.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$488.88

10 Donors

-$488.88

Donations toward project cost

-$400.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.00

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$0.00

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