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Ms. Purvis from Ellisville MS is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Need Help Seeing the Small Picture.

My project needs these slides to help start a microscope slide library to benefit my students.

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am honored to teach in a rural school district in southern Mississippi. Although the students I teach have been told that Mississippi is at the bottom of most good lists and the top of most of the bad ones we do not let that discourage us from striving for excellence. Our school motto is “When better is attainable, good enough is unacceptable.” We acknowledge that there are problems in our state but we as a whole are good people who are working to bring Mississippi into a new and brighter era. I teach Biology I, Biology II and AP Biology. These classes are taken by students in the 9th through 12th grades. Our school has a majority of free and reduced lunch students. These students are exempt from all lab fees. While I agree that this concept makes sense it can make it very difficult to purchase necessities. Science classes were designed with labs because they help to bring home the topics that are introduced and without funds labs can be difficult and sometimes impossible to perform. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I need your help to bring home some of the abstract topics that we uncover in high school Biology. Many of these topics are hard to grasp for students because they have only seen illustrations in a book of mitosis or the cell wall of a plant. If we can give students another way of looking at these concepts we may help them to see things in a different way. By showing students prepared slides we can help them to see the topics that we discuss. This vision will help them to succeed and this success can help them to move forward towards becoming productive citizens of Mississippi.

Ms. Purvis
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bacteria Structure NEO/GUIDE® - Class Set (1 Set of 5) • Frey Scientific, Inc. $39.95 1 $39.95
70-4022 SURVEY OF ANIMALS SLIDE ST/20 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $50.00 1 $50.00
Human Sex Indicators – 6 Slides, Microslides, Genetics • Frey Scientific, Inc. $66.00 1 $66.00
Nerve Tissue Types, Microscope Slides • Frey Scientific, Inc. $55.00 1 $55.00
Animal and Plant Cell, Microscope Slides • Frey Scientific, Inc. $14.95 1 $14.95
Slime Molds, Microscope Slides • Frey Scientific, Inc. $34.95 1 $34.95

Materials cost

$260.85

Vendor shipping charges

$26.09

State sales tax

$18.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$329.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.22

Total project goal

$401.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.22

1 Donor

-$387.06

Donations toward project cost

-$329.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.16

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$0.00

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