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Mrs. Scoville from Ewa Beach HI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Dig It? Let's Be Paleontologists!

Help me give my students the experience of being paleontologists digging for fossils!

  • $197 goal

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My Students

I teach at an elementary school on Oahu, Hawaii. Origins of the school can be traced back to the sugar plantation days in the late 1800s. It is one of the oldest schools in our district and a very large school. We service over 1,000 students.

My school is a Title I school, meaning that over half of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

The various ethnic backgrounds of our students contribute to the rich diversity on campus. One-third of my classroom is composed of English language learners.

My Project

We are currently learning about how fossils are made, what they tell us about the past, and what paleontologists do. This culminating experience will be the highlight of our learning! Students will exhibit perseverance, responsibility, initiative, and collaboration as they excavate their own mini dig sites. These kits contain several real fossils and mini dinosaur models that they will assemble. Each student will get a keepsake from their excavation. Through this activity, they will practice using tools that paleontologists use and recording information about their dig site. This is an experience my students will remember for many years to come!

Mrs. Scoville
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toysmith Dig A Dino Excavation Kit Series III 3-Pack Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Mega Fossil Dig Kit - Dig Up 15 Real Fossils (Dinosaur Bones, Sharks, & More) | Great Science, Archeology, Paleontology Gift for Boys and Girls | Excavation Toys • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Polish Real Amber in Search of Ancient Insects! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
GYXL - Dinosaur Fossil Dig kit, Outdoor Dinosaur Toys, Child Science kit, Dinosaur Bones, Great Science, Archaeology, paleontology Gifts for Boys and Girls, dig kit,DIY Dinosaurs. (Deinonychus) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ultimate Dinosaur Science Kit–Dig Up Dino Fossils and Assemble a T-Rex Skeleton! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Liberty Imports Dinosaur Skeleton 3D Dino Fossil Bones Excavation Science Kit - Stegosaurus • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Dinosaur Skeleton 3D Dino Fossil Bones Excavation Science Kit - Triceratops • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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