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Ms. Handley from Waimanalo HI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tell Me and I Forget. Involve Me and I Understand.

Help me give my students a quality microscope, glass slides, and a digital microscope viewer, tools capable for opening unseen worlds fathomable only by the imagination.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These young adults seek experiences where they feel valued. From my experience, they would rather "do it themselves," that is, "Why does this teacher keep bothering us?" I learned this by reading their quarterly reflections.

I learned that sometimes, my students just need to have the space to work and enjoy what they are doing without any interruption or distraction.

These special individuals are talented, fun, and intelligent, naturally making sense of the phenomenon that feeds their wondrous spirits.

Learners of this nature deserve every opportunity to live up to their mysterious potentials and fascinating personalities. Ironically, their curiosities support and inspire the effective teaching they receive.

My Project

How many times have you left unscathed from a "close encounter?"

The opportunity to learn from close encounters (figuratively speaking) reminds us of the value of wonderment and inquiry...of the things that we cannot yet see.

Our class's need for a high-quality microscope is immense.

Students will be able to use it to manipulate and explore more about micro-organisms and their significant roles in the life cycle.

Close encounters such as this reinforce content we are already deeply involved in. One example is its application to the decomposition process.

My class has steadily managed a food-waste composting program of unfinished/uneaten school lunches. They have heard, they have repeated it, they have even done a pretty good job of explaining that microscopic life (micro-organisms) are an essential part of the composting process! But, "Boy! Would they be surprised to see it!"

Middle school-aged students, they embrace independence and new experiences. Therefore, I am learning that the way I present learning material is equally as important as the material itself. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." Thank you for helping us to develop our natural inclination to be wondrous and knowledgeable beings.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Student Stereomicroscope 20x and 40x • Carolina Biological Supply Company $262.80 1 $262.80
Celestron Digital Microscope Viewer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $71.10 1 $71.10
Microscope Slides, Carolina, Glass, Standard, 25 x 75 mm, 0.8-1.00 mm, Box of 36 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.19 1 $8.19
Coverslips, Plastic, 22 x 22 mm, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.05 1 $4.05

Materials cost

$346.14

Vendor shipping charges

$51.92

State sales tax

$15.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$448.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.14

Total project goal

$527.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$527.62

2 Donors

-$351.75

Donations toward project cost

-$298.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.76

match offer

-$175.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$149.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.38

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$0.00

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