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Ms. Rayl from Irving TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our World Up Close

Help me give my students the opportunities to view the unknown up close in a way they never imagined with a microscope, slides, and plant kit.

  • $539 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are happy, eager to learn and exemplify kindness despite the high poverty rate that has limited their life experiences. With over 70% receiving free lunch, the majority of our students are Spanish speaking, living in a neighborhood that supports their home language. A diversity of cultures, folklore, music, and experiences make up our neighborhood and the students who come from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and other countries from South America. It isn't uncommon to have students arrive who have never been in a learning environment, let alone experienced English.

No matter what their predominant language might be, our students love learning!

They embrace new knowledge, new experiences, and are always eager to learn.

My Project

Our world is a large, intriguing place and nothing helps bring about our understanding of it better than our ability to look closely at its mysteries.

The experience of growing plants and the use of microscopes for observation transcends the almost cold, impersonal look via computer images.

With microscopes and slides, students can actually manipulate what they see, how they see it, and make choices of what they look at. Observing plant growth provides a look at the needs of living things. Students' subsequent discoveries will be something that they can incorporate in their day to day learning but also in supporting their personal understanding of their world.

Ms. Rayl
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT E-Z GARDEN • Frey Scientific $152.99 1 $152.99
MICROSCOPE MICROPRO ELITE • Frey Scientific $90.44 1 $90.44
KIT MICROSCOPE 40X TO 600X • Frey Scientific $57.50 1 $57.50
SLIDES- PREPARED BASIC S/25 • Frey Scientific $51.20 1 $51.20
BOX 100 SLIDE CORK LINED BLUE • Frey Scientific $8.36 1 $8.36
SLIDES MICRO SLIDES PLAS INSECTS ST/10 • Frey Scientific $8.09 1 $8.09
SLIDES MICRO SLIDES PLASTIC PLANTS ST/10 • Frey Scientific $8.09 1 $8.09

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