You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Griner from Albany NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Under the Microscope

My students need 5 compound microscopes and a digital demonstration microscope to help model and practice microscopy skills of slide making, magnification and observation.

  • $1,205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach science to 7th graders in an urban school that serves students in grades 6-8.

My 7th graders are full of energy and are excited to learn about science every day.

We are a very diverse group too! My students speak more than 15 different languages and come from all over the world. They have a wide range of strengths and genuinely want to do well. Every day is a challenge to meet their needs and help each of them feel successful when many of them struggle with basic reading and math skills. However, no matter what stands in their way, they never give up. They amaze and inspire me every day!

My Project

Imagine being a 21st Century middle school science student, excited to use the latest technology to learn about microscopy, biotechnology and life sciences. Sounds amazing, inspiring ans sure to create a class full of budding young scientists, right? Now picture our reality. In many science classrooms, access to current technology is a challenge. While we have a class set of compound microscopes, many are damaged beyond repair and outdated.

How can I instill a love for science and foster 21st Century science skills with outdated and broken equipment?

This is a question, I as a science educator ask myself on a daily basis. Having this equipment in my classroom would allow me to properly teach microscopy skills and help my students really learn to appreciate the technology that is available in current fields of science.

Ms. Griner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Griner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Inclined Elementary Microscope Model TT52L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $134.10 5 $670.50
Celestron LCD Digital Microscope II • Carolina Biological Supply Company $220.50 1 $220.50

Materials cost

$891.00

Vendor shipping charges

$89.10

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,023.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$180.61

Total project goal

$1,204.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,204.07

9 Donors

-$1,154.07

Donations toward project cost

-$980.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$173.11

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Albany","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1473472],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3431011,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/middle-school-under-the-microscope/3431011/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Griner","authorIds":{"1473472":{"owner":"Ms. Griner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3431011],"proposalHash":"1981673605","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":242668,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDY2MzI5OA==","NDY4MTEwMw==","MzM1MTY0Nw==","MTQ3MzQ3Mg==","NTYyNzY3Ng==","MTY4MDg4NA==","NDk4MjU4OA==","NTYyNjI5","NDU5NzkyNg==","NTY1NzEwOQ=="],"teacherId":1473472,"schoolCounty":"Albany","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}