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Mrs. Piper from Royal City WA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stereomicroscope for Examining Our Environment!

My students need a stereomicroscope, which can look at larger items, like water samples and rocks, unlike typical microscopes.

  • $391 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school is located in a very small, rural, farming community. We have a very high free and reduced price lunch rate population, alongside a high migrant student population, and English Language Learners. This creates many inequities in the learning process. Students need extra support in most courses, due to these many factors.

Our goal as educators in this unique community is to try and bridge the gap caused by socioeconomic status, migrant living, and being English language learners.

Students who live a migrant lifestyle will often have numerous gaps in their learning due to changes in schools, standards, and expectations from place to place. Many of our students also spend time traveling from family to family and have extended periods of time spent outside of the U.S. where there is no public education. Our school is in major need of support for these students of special needs.

My Project

My students need a stereomicroscope so they can investigate living microorganisms. By utlizing a stereomicroscope versus a typical microscope, students will be able to look at detailed images of water-living organisms, rocks, and other material that would not fit under a regular compound microscope.

Students will be taking water samples from areas around our rural community and will be testing them for particulates and examining any aquatic organisms living in the water.

This stereoscope will give access to a whole new world to disenfranchised students from a rural community where resources are weak in most homes. Anytime students can investigate the world around them and understand the ecology of the region they are living in, they will flourish.

Mrs. Piper
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Intermediate Tri-Power Cordless Stereomicroscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $251.10 1 $251.10

Materials cost

$251.10

Vendor shipping charges

$25.11

State sales tax

$21.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.58

Total project goal

$390.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.53

4 Donors

-$269.88

Donations toward project cost

-$233.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.43

match offer

-$115.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.77

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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