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Ms. M. from Detroit MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Up Close and Personal

My students need a variety of science manipulatives to investigate the world around them. We need microscopes, binoculars, insect specimens, prisms and more.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a Pre-K classroom consisting of 4-year-old boys and girls. Many of my students come from economically disadvantaged homes in the inner city of the largest urban school district in the state. The majority come from homes where English is a second language. The students and their parents manage to rise above it and come to school daily ready to learn through play.

A typical day in our classroom is full of laughter and a sense of security.

They look forward to the hands-on activities that help to foster a sense of community.

My Project

My students are curious 4 year olds that like to explore and investigate. They are constantly making discoveries in the world around them. Using their eyes, ears, nose and hands they have covered every inch of our classroom and playground.

I want them to learn there is more to the world than meets the naked eye.

The materials in this project will allow students to examine objects even closer by using microscopes, binoculars, magnifiers and other investigative tools. Properties of light will be discovered through examining prisms and lights using our light table. The slides and specimens will allow them to make discoveries about life cycles and insect development.

Who knows what great discoveries will be made!

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope - Featuring Bindi Irwin - for Preschoolers! • Amazon Business $46.16 2 $92.32
Learning Resources LER2779 Jumbo Eyedroppers, Set of 6 with Stand • Amazon Business $14.19 4 $56.76
Insect Specimen Set (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
CRYSTAL COLOR STACKING BLOCKS - SET OF 50 • School Specialty $13.27 2 $26.54
Butterfly Life Cycle Specimen Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
American Educational 7 Piece Acrylic Lens and Prism Set • Amazon Business $20.65 1 $20.65
Childrens Bug Catcher and Viewer - Insect Magnifier, Catcher + 2 Bug Tweezers - Nature Exploration Microscope For Kids - By OLIVIA & AIDEN • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Insect X-Ray and Picture Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
AMSCOPE-KIDS 48pcs Kids Plastic Prepared Microscope Slides of Animals Insects Plants Flowers Sample Specimens for Stereo Microscopes • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Constructive Playthings 00010 Light Crystal Prism, Grade: Kindergarten to 6 • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

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