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Dr. Fox from New York NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The BioBus, Scientists, and Microscopes

My students need to learn science from scientists aboard a mobile microscope lab called the BioBus.

  • $573 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite having taken a number of science courses, few if any of my students have ever interacted directly with a scientist. Your donation can help change this.

My students will be the second ever college bound class from our school which is located in a major urban center.

All come from low socioeconomic Hispanic families. They are passionate about their education, their community, and our environmental science course.

My Project

Your donation will help fund a visit by the BioBus, a mobile microscope lab run and operated by scientists. Aboard the BioBus students will interact and learn from scientists as they are shown how to use research-grade microscopes. My students will also have the opportunity to learn about the numerous green-technologies (biodiesel, solar power, green roof, wind power) utilized by the bus.

Too often science classes are disconnected from the world of practicing scientists.

The BioBus provides the opportunity for students and scientists to interact and learn with one another. These new connections may even help inspire my students to become the next generation of scientists.

Dr. Fox
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
The BioBus; Mobile Microscope Lab (The BioBus will visit our school and spend the day by having scientists show students how research-grade microscopes work. Students will also get to use the microscopes themselves as well as learn about the green technologies (solar power, biodiesel fuel, wind energy) that are utilized to operate the bus.) $450.00

Visitor cost

$450.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.90

Total project goal

$572.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.65

11 Donors

-$390.00

Donations toward project cost

-$331.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.50

match offer

-$182.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$155.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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