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Ms. Wernette from Mountain View CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Through the Lens of a Camera

Help me give my students a camera for capturing photos and videos, a Canon - PowerShot G7 X Mark III 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera.

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students are natural-born scientists! In my classroom, I teach students how to think and act like scientists when they examine, review, and evaluate knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation. When students walk into my classroom, they want to do science.

My students are ethnically diverse with the predominance of Latino students who have all failed in traditional school settings.

Many have experienced family trauma and/or the stresses of poverty. They are in great need of fun and hands-on resources; it's motivated students who have often been overlooked by traditional teaching methods. My school reaches out to these students with small class sizes, hands-on participatory learning, and flexibility in teaching.

My Project

Students will be using a 4k camera to capture images of the ecosystem. They will learn editing skills and have the option of making vlogs of everything nature has to offer.

We will investigate the natural world and explore everything from soil to creatures inhabiting their environment.

Students will take their learning outside the walls of the classroom and see life through the lens of their camera. A camera will make their learning more visual and engage them with the natural world.

We will upload edited pictures and videos to share our images with the community and contribute to a more visual and phenomenal world.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon - PowerShot G7 X Mark III 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black • Best Buy Education $734.15 1 $734.15

Materials cost

$734.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.65

Total project goal

$990.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.98

1 Donor

-$990.98

Donations toward project cost

-$842.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.65

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$0.00

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