Solihull Academy Scientific Investigations

A project by: Shenaz Clinton

pledged of £456 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Mon 25 Mar 2019
We would like to raise funds to purchase new microscopes for all our budding scientists here.


Number of students who will benefit: 110 

Age of students: 14 - 16


Our school

Our Alternative Provision academy opened in April 2018 and we will reach full capacity in 2020 with 110 Year 9-11 students from across Solihull.

What do we want?

We would like to buy some microscopes for our science department.

Who is this for?

It would be for the whole school to use and benefit from.

Why do we want it?

In the classroom, microscopes are used to teach students about the structure of things too small to be seen with the human eye alone. The individual cells of plants, animals, bacteria and yeast can all be seen using a microscope. Comparing these organisms helps students learn about the variety of life on Earth. Also, the way in which microscopes work can be used to teach students about the properties of light, the physics behind lenses and mirrors and staining techniques for various specimens. Additionally, individual parts of the cell can be seen as students learn about their specific functions.


4 x Motic SFC-3A Biological Microscope with LED Cordless illumination @ £114

Total = £456 (incl VAT & delivery)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy some additional science equipment for our students to use.


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