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Ms. Macdonald from Newport News VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Part 2

Help me give my students amazing science discovery experiences using a light table to view real x-rays, microscopes to magnify the world around them, and other accessories to go in our very empty Discovery Center.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 18 amazing, intelligent, curious and eager-to-learn students. The problem is not that my students can't do and learn amazing things, it is that they lack the resources and opportunities needed. My students are full of potential, we just lack 21st Century resources needed in today's world.

I teach in a Title I, First Step Pre-Kindergarten public school program in a refugee city.

Many of the students in my school are identified as academically high risk and come from low-income households. My school provides 100% of our students with a free breakfast and lunch meal each day.

My Project

Children are born curious. My role as their teacher is to give them endless opportunities to explore science all around them. The light table and microscopes will allow my students to experience science first hand rather than reading about science alone. The slides, x-rays, stones, etc. will encourage and strengthen their natural curiosity and their desire to observe bugs, plant life, rocks, and other items found on our nature walks. By donating to this project, you will not only fill a need in our classroom, but you will help to expose my students to crucial science discoveries that will foster and strengthen their natural desire to wonder, observe, and be creative. Ultimately, with your help, perhaps these experiences to wonder, question, and think outside of the box will bloom a much needed future scientist or two!

Ms. Macdonald
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Constructive Playthings Toys Ultra Bright LED Light Panel, Interactive Flat Panel Light Fixture with Translucent Toys, Educational Toy for Children 3 and Up • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Constructive Playthings Manipulative Kit for Light Table Includes One 16" L. x 12" W. x 1 1/2" H. Clear Vinyl Tray, 9 Vinyl Work Mats and 257 Translucent/Transparent Manipulative Components; Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope STEM Toy for Preschoolers • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
24 (Twenty-Four) Drilled Agate Slices - A Grade ~1.5-3" - Assorted Agate Pendant Slice Drilled Top with Agate Identification Card and a Rock Paradise COA • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
Learning Resources Primary Bucket Balance, Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $15.90 2 $31.80
Roylco R5910 Animal X-Ray Set, 8" x 10" Size • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$377.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.83

Total project goal

$485.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.56

3 Donors

-$243.00

Donations toward project cost

-$206.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.45

match offer

-$242.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.38

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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