My students need 5 compound microscopes so they can preform labs that require looking closely.
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My students are hard-working and amazing. They come to school happy and ready to learn each day. They speak a variety of different languages and come from homes where there is often not enough money for food, let alone microscopes. Most of my students do not have the resources to support buying extras. Our school does not have the money to fund the number of microscopes needed to provided enough practice with so many students in our classroom.
My students are in desperate need of honing their research and inquiry skills.
They are motivated by inquiry driven lab lessons. The beg to do "real" science. Unfortunately we currently only have 10 working microscopes to share between two classrooms. The age of the microscopes makes them difficult to focus.
My students need these microscopes so that they continue to do labs that require inquiry and looking at things closely. We will use these scopes to identify the stomata in leaves, see the nucleus of cheek cells, compare plant cells and animal cells, calculate yeast populations, and more!
There is nothing like hearing a student gasp in awe the first time they correctly focus their microscope on a cluster of cells.
That awe can inspire them to do anything. I can run more varied labs for awe inspiring gasps, if we have the equipment we need. It's my goal for my students to be able to design and run their own labs. I want them to be confident in their abilities to use a microscope and that only comes with hands on practice.
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