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Ms. Mendoza from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture This: Recording Environmental Studies

My students need a digital camera and a photo printer with printing supplies.

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I am a scientist." These are the words I constantly hear from 5-year olds that make my job worth it. Students come into my science lab knowing that they are scientists and having a future in environmental science is a reality for them. They are excited to see what they will explore each time they see me. I am teaching the future engineers, geologists, entomologists, wildlife photographers, etc. When they walk in that door for science lab, they are ready to make new discoveries!

My Project

One of my goals as a lab teacher is to guide my students in making and recording their observations effectively. It is important that they understand that these observations are their discoveries and allow them to take ownership of their learning about the world around them. Photographs have become a universal language for our students. They feel comfortable expressing themselves through pictures.

Acquiring the camera and a printer will allow them to immediately record what interests, amazes, and raises more questions.

This nature photography will allow them to appreciate nature and support them in their written observations. The opportunities that this will provide ranges from detailed observations to poetry about nature.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Canon Cameras US 1084C001 Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 Digital Camera w/10x Optical Zoom and Image Stabilization - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black) • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
HP 63 Black & Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartridges (F6U61AN, F6U62AN) for HP Deskjet 1112 2130 2132 3630 3632 3633 3634 3636 3637 HP ENVY 4512 4513 4520 4523 4524 HP Officejet 3830 3831 3833 4650 4652 4654 4655 • Amazon Business $42.89 2 $85.78
HP ENVY 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, HP Instant Ink & Amazon Dash Replenishment ready (F0V69A) • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
HP Photo Paper Premium Plus, Glossy, (4x6 inch), 100 sheets • Amazon Business $14.65 2 $29.30
SanDisk 32GB SD Ultra SDHC Memory Card works with Canon Powershot ELPH 180, 190, SX420 IS, SX410, SX610 Camera UHS-I Class 10 with Everything But Stromboli Memory Card Reader (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20

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