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Mrs. Swann from Hilton Head SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Studying Our World on a Smaller Scale

Help me give my students a microscope, slides, stains, and science book to study their world!

  • $415 goal

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My Students

Many of our students are English Language Learners from hard-working families who immigrated from native countries. We live on a small barrier island where we are grateful for our tight-knit community and various cultures.

Our students are taught to celebrate their unique cultures and learn to respect and embrace their differences.

As a language immersion class, my partner teacher and I strive to create open-minded students who view the world through a global lens.

We are dedicated to creating students who will truly make a difference in the world.

My Project

Please help my students study their science unit with a microscope. Currently, we are studying microorganisms by watching videos and reading books. I would love to give my students the opportunity to study their world by using real samples. In addition, we are asking for a box of glass slides and stains to be used with the microscope. Finally, we would love a science book that goes along with the microscope to explain what the students will be seeing. Several years ago, we used a microscope to study samples found on our playground and stream near our school; however, these resources are no longer available. Science instruments are a wonderful way to motivate students to learn about their world!

Mrs. Swann
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Awarded 2018 Best Compound Microscope - OMAX 40X-2000X Lab LED Binocular Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage with Blank Slides, Covers and Lens Cleaning Paper • Amazon Business $209.99 1 $209.99
Rs' Science - 43-Piece All-in-One Microscope Slide Preparation Kit • Amazon Business $36.98 1 $36.98
Innovating Science Microscope Stains Vital Stain Kit - 7 Bottle Set, 6 Different Stains for Microscope Slides • Amazon Business $29.09 1 $29.09
AmScope The World of the Microscope - A Practical Introduction with Projects and Activities • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
CB 7101S1 72-Pieces Blank Microscope Slides & 100-Pieces Square Cover Glass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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