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Ms. H. from McKinleyville CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Show Us the Microscope View!

Help me give my students a TV that can interface with the camera that hooks up to our microscopes.

  • $436 goal

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My Students

Almost 50% of our student population is considered to be socioeconomically disadvantaged. We teach and learn in a small rural, coastal community in Northern California in a high poverty county. School, for many of our students, is the safest and most predictable part of their day. Even though they loathe to admit it, many look forward to school every day.

Despite the environmental stressors our students face, they are smart and vibrant and filled with the exuberant energy of being twelve years old.

They arrive each day with brains that are naturally primed for learning. They love talking to each other and making messes and learning about the world around them. They want to know how stuff works and why it happens in the first place. They are hungry for knowledge and to answer the "whys". My best day of teaching would be to provide them with a little bit of all that in a fun and inspiring way!

My Project

As students learn to use the microscopes, it is very helpful to be able to show them what they are expected to see. I have a camera that will interface between a microscope and a TV. Sadly, the district got rid of all of our old TVs last summer.

A new TV would add excitement and understanding to our microscope unit.

It would allow the student to view images in a large format so we could study microscopic specimens as a class, as well as inform them of what they should see when they are using microscopes in small groups.

Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toshiba - 49'Class - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Fire TV Edition • Best Buy Education $307.28 1 $307.28

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