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Ms. B from Cary NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microscopic Life

Help me give my students a way to contrast between the premade microbes slides and compare them with the live microbes.

  • $753 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a group of hard working students who are always eager to explore further to enhance their learning. Using their microscope, I would love for my students to see premade slides as well as live microscopic amoeba, paramecium, euglena and volvox. I would show the premade microbes slides and wow students with live microbes so they can compare and contrast.

I would like for my curious students to get their first-hand experience with the live microscopic world around them.

My Project

I love to see the awe when my inquisitive students explore something they can't imagine exists. Teaching them about microbes using theory is not a very long lasting learning. Compare and contrast always enhances students' learning and they retain that learning for a very long time. First, I want to use the magnifying glass to analyze the microbe features. Then, I want students to compare a pre-made slide of a microbe, such as an amoeba, with a live sample of amoeba, so they can start to questions, such as, how does it move, eat, and reproduce. This research-based learning answers some questions I want students to answer. Seventh grade curriculum focuses on amoeba, paramecium, euglena and volvox. Finally, I want to use the mitosis and meiosis slides so students can compare the cell reproduction.

Ms. B
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mitosis and Meiosis Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $220.50 1 $220.50
Megalens Magnifying Glass • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.05 15 $120.75
Amoeba, Paramecium, and Euglena Review Set, Living • Carolina Biological Supply Company $43.42 1 $43.42
Basic Slide-Making Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.30 2 $30.60
Bellow-Type Pipet, 1.5 mL, Pack of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.95 1 $26.95
Paramecium, Fission, w.m., Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.67 2 $19.34
Amoeba proteus Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.21 2 $12.42
Volvox Asexual Stages Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.98 2 $11.96
Lens Paper, Unbound, 6 x 8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.45 2 $8.90
Euglena Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 2 $8.82
Volvox globator, Living, Tube • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.47 1 $7.47

Materials cost

$511.13

Vendor shipping charges

$51.11

State sales tax

$39.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$639.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.90

Total project goal

$752.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$752.68

10 Donors

-$608.00

Donations toward project cost

-$519.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.95

match offer

-$142.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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