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Mrs. Portillo-Lopez from San Pablo CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists Need to See Things Up Close!

Help me give my students a microscope and slides kits to experience the true meaning of science, hands on experiences!

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn and eager to question the world. They want to be given options to prove their thinking. They do not want to be told to do things.

They want to be participants in their learning.

When they become participates they not only learn but they remember and they adapt the new information to their daily lives.

These students are our tomorrow. They will become our world travelers, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

My students will have the opportunity to use these microscopes and slides to see what a scientist can see. We have been learning about plant life cycle and using the microscope will give them an opportunity to explore more.

They have the opportunity to see the real thing.

They will see for themselves the differences between a plant cell and an animal cell. They will then understand how all cells work together to build all living things.They will do research to get a better understand of how science work.

My hope is to be able to incorporate these microscopes into the new NGSS science lessons in exciting ways.

Mrs. Portillo-Lopez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MICROSCOPE HM STD GLIDING STAGE LED. • Ward's Science $255.00 1 $255.00
Life in the Sea Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $56.70 1 $56.70
Plants and Animals Elementary Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.81 1 $27.81
Fun Things Elementary Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.86 1 $26.86
SLIDES PREPARED SET OF 72 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
SLIDES LILY PAD LEAP SET OF 5 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51

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