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Ms. Carter from Enfield ME is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Third Grade Scientists in Need of Microscopes

My students need hands-on science tools to enhance their love of science!

  • $546 goal

This project expired on December 3, 2018.

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My Students

I am getting ready to start my 30th year of teaching, and for 29 of those years I have taught third grade. I love this age level and the way they love school, their friends, and their teachers. Many of my students come from low-income households so school is an essential part of their lives in so many ways.

Third graders are the best; they are enthusiastic learners and are little sponges ready to soak up knowledge.

I am using donors choose so that I can make their educational experience as meaningful and exciting as possible.

My Project

I teach science to third graders. I want them to know they are scientists and try to give them hands on experiences with science materials and tools as much as possible.

To be true scientists, third graders need the right equipment!

I am asking for funding to provide them with microscopes and slides. These will be used often as we explore the world around us, whether it be in an applied science unit on science and technology, a life science unit on animals, or an earth science unit on rocks and soil. Having a microscope center available for students during science time will enable them to not only learn how to use this valuable piece of equipment, but to be able to make discoveries on their own. Imagine their excitement when they are able to see the grain differences between types of igneous rocks, or to be able to see the particles of plants that can be found in soil, or to explore the body parts of insects. Microscopes can open up a whole new world for them that previously they had only read about in our science text. Any help we can get to make this possible would be greatly appreciated!

Ms. Carter
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Introductory Student Microscope, 45 Inclined Head • Carolina Biological Supply Company $142.20 2 $284.40
Beginners Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.20 1 $52.20
Dont Bug Me Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.00 1 $36.00

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