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Ms. Abrams from Jeromesville OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microscope Mania

Help me give my students a microscope with prepared and blank slides to use during labs.

  • $455 goal

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My Students

Seeing students excited about science has been the greatest gift since joining DonorsChoose. Your donations make hands-on learning and inclusion a reality in my classroom!

We are a rural, low-income school district surrounded by farmland, which many students live and work on.

Many of my students are tactile or kinesthetic learners who enjoy being able to get out of their desks, move around, work with their hands, experiment, and create things. I also have a unique group of learners with special needs who often require modified instruction to achieve success in our science class.

My Project

Microscopes are one of the most important tools used in life science. However, it is always a challenge when there are not enough microscopes and slides to accommodate all of my student lab groups. When working with microscopes, no more than two students per group is effective, because students have to take turns looking through the microscope. I would love to get an additional microscope for my classroom to optimize student participation and learning with smaller lab group sizes.

This donation would help decrease the chaos on lab days because students would not be having to wait as long to look through a microscope.

Having an additional microscope would give students more time and opportunity to use this valuable tool in our class. It will allow students to visualize our class content and gain a deeper level of understanding for life and the biological sciences. Each year I ask students what sort of things they would like to see using a microscope, this year students answered, "blood, sperm, bugs, gills, embryos, and cells". These prepared slides will allow students the opportunity to view items they are interested in seeing. The blank slides will be used for students to view their own cells, allowing them to truly experience the power of a microscope.

Ms. Abrams
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe CFL Educational Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $238.50 1 $238.50
Microscope Slides, Plastic, 3 x 1 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.14 2 $26.28
Pig 8-12 mm, rep. sag. sec. Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.05 1 $22.05
Human Sperm Slide, Smear • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.37 1 $8.37
Coverslips, Plastic, 18 x 18 mm, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.09 2 $8.18
Human Blood Film Slide, Smear, H&E • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.67 1 $5.67
Mite, w.m. Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.53 1 $5.53
Fish Gill, section Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.08 1 $5.08

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