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Mrs. Whiting from Sierra Vista AZ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wee Beasties On A Wide Screen

My students need a computer microscope.

  • $307 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hands-on experiences have lasting effects on students' learning and retention of knowledge! I teach 6th grade science and strive to expand the idea that many students have that science is just words in a book with questions at the end of the chapter to answer. Science is exciting! Whether I am teaching a unit on plants, the human body, water, or weather, a key component is using a microscope to examine the world composed of what Antony Van Leeuwenhoek called "wee beasties."

When students look into a microscope, they are fascinated by what they see and want to share their discovery with others in the classroom. We have tried taking pictures in the eyepiece with a digital camera so that we could project the image on the classroom screen; however, this is very difficult to do.

This microscope would allow the students to capture images of plant cells, pond water animals, and other "wee beasties," and allow them to create a presentation that could then be viewed by the entire class. The excitement and pride the students would feel as a result of their work will have lasting effects on their understanding, knowledge, and love of science.

Science has become an integral part of many fields. This equipment will encourage students to continue to pursue scientific knowledge which can only have a positive impact on the lives of these young people. Your help can make a difference!

Mrs. Whiting
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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QX5 School Edition Computer Microscope • Carolina Biological Supply Company $206.96 1 $206.96

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