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Ms. Martin from Mount Vernon IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plants, Animals, Cells, Oh My!

My students need microscopes and slides to help enhance their learning of biological concepts.

  • $1,955 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students participating in PLTW Biomedical Science are in grades 9 - 12. Each class builds upon each other and is required to be completed in succession. Year 1 starts with PBS (Principals of Biomedical Science) followed by year 2, HBS (Human Body Systems), year 3 is MI (Medical Interventions), and the final year is BI (Biomedical Innovations).

These classes allow students to focus and solve real-world problems within the medical field.

Students use various laboratory equipment to carry out research and experiments to create new ways of dealing with today's medical issues.

My Project

The PLTW Biomedical program offers students a vast amount of hands-on activities including microscopic analysis of various cells and tissues. With the purchase of microscopes and slides, students will be able to gain skills in proper ways to use a microscope as well as visualize the human body at a cellular level. In addition, our class will also be able to peer tutor with our Special Education Department by sharing these microscopes with their class. Currently our Special Education Department does not have access to microscopes. My PLTW course has been working to do more peer-to-peer interactions, and this type of lab would be perfect for that!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Introductory Student Microscope, 45 Inclined Head • Carolina Biological Supply Company $142.20 10 $1,422.00
All About Me Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.40 1 $41.40

Materials cost

$1,463.40

Vendor shipping charges

$146.34

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,661.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$293.24

Total project goal

$1,954.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,954.93

1 Donor

-$1,954.93

Donations toward project cost

-$1,661.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$293.24

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$0.00

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