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Mrs. Young from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Made Of Cells. Really? See For Yourself.

Help me give my students a Trinocular Microscope to study cell structures and spark their curiosity of living things.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Majority of my students' families are immigrate, and English is their second language. Despite the fact that English is their second language, they are able to confidently read texts that are at their levels and work hard to make the next level. Even though the students struggle in mastering their core subject contents, they come to school with a mindset of growth. Besides learning the basic subjects, my students are learning how to be a better person by communicating clearly and positively with each other, showing kindness to others, and respecting other people's choices.

My 7th grade students are full of energy, have a strong desire to learn and succeed, and they are excited when I say, "Let's move on to Science." My students will patiently watch videos, read articles, and play interactive games online, but they are eager to start the lab in which they can handle instruments and materials.

I am hoping to setup more labs for my students so they can take advantage of the hands-on experience that they lack to gain in-depth knowledge of various scientific principles.

My Project

The Trinocular Microscope provides for our students the opportunity to observe cell structures up-close. At the same time, the whole class can view digital images projected on a screen when a digital camera is attached to the adapter of the microscope.

Using a microscope to make observations enriches our students' real life and hands-on experiences.

Instead of studying a plethora of images related to cell structures on the internet, examining an actual cell can spark curiosity and create far more impacts on student learning.

The students will be amazed to see things that cannot be seen with the naked eyes. It gives the students a new perspective as to what we made of and how we should take care of the living things in us.

Mrs. Young
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nasco High School Microscope - Focusing Coaxial Monocular Head Objectives 4X 10X 40X R 100X R Oil - 110V • Nasco $388.95 1 $388.95

Materials cost

$388.95

Vendor shipping charges

$38.90

State sales tax

$35.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.11

Total project goal

$587.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.38

4 Donors

-$392.00

Donations toward project cost

-$333.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.80

match offer

-$195.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.31

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$0.00

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