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Mr. Chao from Long Beach CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

See the Invisible World Around Us!

Help me give my students a chance to fall in love with science with microscope slides and accessories.

  • $421 goal

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My Students

Students in my classroom come from a Title I school in a dense area of low-income families with limited opportunities. The majority of students at our school receive a free or reduced lunch. Despite their struggles outside of the classroom environment, my students are motivated to further their education, especially with technology.

My students love learning and interacting with science equipment.

Students work daily to acquire new concepts in all areas of learning. Currently, in science, I have created my own personal kits so that students may experience science outside of the textbook. My kits include animals skulls to teach adaptations, small microscopes to view small objects, a rock collection for Geology, wires to build flashlights, and we have a small garden at our school to view real life science. With your help, I can extend science lessons for my students by providing opportunities to see real examples of the microscopic world with these microorganism slides.

My Project

Students get excited when they learn that there is a micro world in existence around us. We have 9 microscopes to view pond water, but struggle to view enough microorganisms or a variety of microorganism to make the lesson worthwhile.

These slides will supplement our life science lesson by giving students a clearer example of the variation of living organisms in pond water in comparison to the common organisms students are already familiar with in their everyday lives.

This lesson will open their mind to the understanding that there is a possibility of life elsewhere in our universe as we begin to explore space, planets, stars, and satellites.

Mr. Chao
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pathogenic Protozoa Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $129.60 1 $129.60
Protozoan Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.00 1 $99.00
Amoeba proteus Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.21 2 $12.42
Volvox Asexual Stages Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.98 2 $11.96
Marine Diatoms Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 2 $8.82
Euglena Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 2 $8.82
Dinoflagellates Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 2 $8.82
Paramecium Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.09 2 $8.18
Stentor, w.m. Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.01 1 $8.01
FedEx small parcel freight • Carolina Biological Supply Company $0.00 1 $0.00

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