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Mrs. Gerngross from Baird TX is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What We Can't See: Microscope Fun

Help me give my students a hands-on learning experience in a world they don't even realize exists.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

These 33 4th and 5th graders are highly curious and eager to learn about the world around them. They are great at asking questions that take their learning to the next level. Each day is a new learning adventure for these students. They thrive on connecting our learning in the classroom to the real world around them.

The majority of these students are of low socioeconomic level, and the experiences in the classroom are some of the most memorable they will have.

My Project

Using this awesome compound microscope, students will get a view of their world from the microscopic perspective they have never seen before.

They will learn about water quality in reference to the microorganisms that are found in it.

We will explore microscopic parts of plants and insects. We will also observe microscopic life found in local water sources. I'm hoping to pique the students' curiosity in the field of environmental and life sciences. Most of my students have never seen a microscope. Once they are provided with a chance to explore using a microscope a whole new window of opportunities will open to them.

Mrs. Gerngross
Grades 3-5
    More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 33 students.

    8 donors have given to this project.

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Awarded 2018 Best Compound Microscope - OMAX 40X-2000X Lab LED Binocular Microscope with Double Layer Mechanical Stage w Blank Slides Covers and Lens Cleaning Paper • Amazon Business $209.99 1 $209.99

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