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Ms. Majewski from Leland NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Are We Really Eating?

My students need the proper tools (microscopes) to further explore the nutrition that they are getting both at school and at home so they may make logical choices about what they should and should not eat.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students in my classroom are eager to learn using hands-on techniques and real-world situations to find the importance of science and social studies to them. Without the proper materials to experience science and social studies within the classroom, the students have a difficult time making these content areas relevant and real to them. Often, science and social studies are not the focal points because of state testing, which leaves a majority of our students without a strong background in both.

The goal of my classroom is to make science and social studies relevant and exciting for my students by giving them the opportunity to experience real-world, hands-on situations that encourage group collaboration and problem-solving.

These moments are critical to foster the understanding of these content-area subjects but to also encourage students to think outside of the box and find areas of interest that incorporate reading and math skills beyond those classes. The 21st Century requires a sound knowledge of problem solving and collaboration, which can be applied and promoted in science and social studies.

My Project

In science, we are exploring what is necessary to promote good nutrition. Many students are unaware of what is needed for proper nutrition and do not understand the future consequences for not eating healthy foods. Many students are also unaware of the many benefits maintaining a healthy diet can have on their bodies and how it can promote a happy, positive lifestyle.

The goal of this project is for the students to scientifically explore and "dissect" what they are eating using a microscope, and to evaluate whether or not they are making healthy choices to promote a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Using the microscopes will give the students a deeper understanding of the structure of what they are eating and whether or not it is a good choice based on what they are seeing. It is hoped also for the students to develop a better understanding on the structures of living things and nonliving things, as well as an deeper understanding of physical and chemical properties (which were covered earlier in the school year).

Ms. Majewski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolfe Inclined Elementary Microscope Model TT52L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $134.10 2 $268.20
Burger and Fries Microscope Slide Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.70 2 $59.40
Basic Slide-Making Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $15.07 1 $15.07
Pumpkin Stem, c.s., 12 m Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.04 2 $10.08
Carrot Taproot, c.s., 12 m Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.04 2 $10.08
Tomato Fruit, c.s., 12 m Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.95 2 $9.90
Corn Leaf, c.s., 12 m Microscope Slide • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.63 2 $9.26
Onion Bulb Epidermis Slide, w.m. • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.50 2 $9.00

Materials cost

$390.99

Vendor shipping charges

$39.10

State sales tax

$30.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.61

Total project goal

$584.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.06

1 Donor

-$584.06

Donations toward project cost

-$496.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.61

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$0.00

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