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Ms. I. from Maricopa AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microscopes for Amazing Kids!

My students need microscopes to be able to truly understand the difference between animal and plant cells. This will expose them to true science.

  • $656 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 6th grade science in a relatively small town in Arizona. As our state (like many) has placed its strongest emphasis on Language Arts and Math, Science has often paid the price. My students come a variety of cultural backgrounds in low income community. The kids are curious and eager to participate. I offered Science Club this year and the excitement that the kids expressed about being part of the activities was infectious. Our club president was a student who is learning English and often ask questions about how to integrate what we were learning to other subjects. Their love of Science is why I am asking for help.

My Project

My students are eager to learn Science through hands on activities and real Science. Seeing cells directly in front of them and using current technology is an exciting way to bring this to life. Students will use the microscopes to view animal and plant cells to compare how they differ and better comprehend cell theory.

With these microscopes, my students will be able to see plant and animal cells up close.

Fostering excitement in learning Science is the key goal and microscopes are a tool to making this happen. Hands on learning is vital for retention of skills and love of learning.

Ms. I.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope • Amazon Business $80.35 5 $401.75
AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $16.65 5 $83.25

Materials cost

$485.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$556.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.29

Total project goal

$655.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$655.25

11 Donors

-$494.23

Donations toward project cost

-$423.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.38

Matching donations from our partners

-$156.61

Match offers toward project cost

-$133.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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