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Mrs. Santandrea from Bridgeport CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can’t Study The Earth Without Getting Your Hands Dirty!

Help me give my students a chance to learn about earth’s systems using hands-on activities and laboratories. The kits that I have requested will help my students visualize subjects like tectonic plate movement and climate change.

  • $1,857 goal

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My Students

The students I teach in my Earth and Aquaculture class are 9th graders that are enthusiastic about studying science while focusing on Long Island Sound. They come to Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Center (BRASTEC) from the surrounding towns to take science and technology classes that are not offered by their home high school. Not only will these “hands on” laboratories and activities help my students visualize the formation of the earth and the science behind climate change, they will be able to learn in cooperative groups while making friends!

My Project

When I survey my students about how they describe themselves as a learner, most of them mention how “hands-on” learning works best for them. That is why I am so excited to use these interactive labs in my Earth and Aquaculture class. Talking about rocks can be boring, but touching and categorizing rocks and minerals using a flow chart is fun! Hearing about salinity and the water cycle is not memorable, but seeing a density flow model right in front of you is something that a student will not forget. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read about my project and I hope you consider donating to a very worthy group of motivated students.

Mrs. Santandrea
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Density Flow Model Junior • Carolina Biological Supply Company $255.82 1 $255.82
Inquiries in Science: Understanding Climate Change Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $201.19 1 $201.19
What Mineral Is It ? Classroom Project Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $192.60 1 $192.60
What Rock Is It? Classroom Project Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $190.93 1 $190.93
Carolina Bacterial Pollution of Water Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.21 2 $120.42
Curriculum Mastery Games for High School Science, Class-Pack Edition, Earth Science Game • Carolina Biological Supply Company $99.63 1 $99.63
Carolina Writable Inflatable Globe, 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.97 10 $69.70
Multimedia Earth Science Lessons for Interactive Whiteboards: The Sun-Earth-Moon System, Single User • Carolina Biological Supply Company $59.40 1 $59.40
Earthquakes Activity Book • Carolina Biological Supply Company $52.06 1 $52.06
Inquiries in Science: Understanding Climate Change Kit Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $49.05 1 $49.05
Seismograph Model • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.76 1 $36.76
NOVA Hurricane Sandy: Inside the Megastorm DVD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.83 1 $25.83
Weather Forecasting Reference Card • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.13 1 $18.13
Eras of Life Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.47 1 $16.47

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