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Ms. Thrasher from Olympia WA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking a Closer Look at Life (and Other Things)

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn through first-hand​ experience with the use of compound microscopes.

  • $269 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the school where I work, about 33% of our students are registered for free or reduced-price lunch program. This means that 1 in 3 of our students come from a low-income family. I want to ensure that all of my students have access to technology that can further their knowledge and skills.

My students come to class every day excited and ready to learn.

They are interested in a variety of activities like reading, sports, art, computer coding, writing, and much more. They are extremely inventive and thrive when given the opportunity create something with few restrictions.

My Project

Our school district has recently adopted the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). This is a big change in the way we, as teachers and students, look at science. One of our new standards in 5th grade is "Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen." What better way to teach students that there are particles too small to be seen than to use technology to show them those particles?

Hands-on learning is the best kind of learning.

I'm trying to give my students a chance at hands-on learning by showing them real-world​ examples, instead of pictures and videos. These microscopes will help reinforce scientific topics that are difficult for my students to comprehend.

Ms. Thrasher
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M150C-I 40X-1000X All-Metal Optical Glass Lenses Cordless LED Student Biological Compound Microscope • Amazon Business $89.99 2 $179.98

Materials cost

$179.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.31

Total project goal

$268.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.74

1 Donor

-$228.43

Donations toward project cost

-$228.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.31

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$0.00

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