My students need clay and rocks and minerals to more easily learn how to relate actual 3-D mountains to topographic maps.
This project expired on April 20, 2010.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
I teach earth science for 10th graders and I need to prepare them early on for college. The way to do this is to teach them information using hands on activities and labs.
For one, we lack supplies and funding to buy students hands-on materials that they need. By supplying these hand on materials the students will be able to better engage in the lesson.
I want to use clay to teach them about topographic maps. They will build it, slice it up, and trace each piece to eventually create their own map. They will also use this clay later on creating a demonstration of various plate tectonic activities. I would also like a rock kit so I can show students that various rocks are created at differenct plate boundaries.
If you are able to fund this project then you will help my students become closer to graduation. Many students don't stay in school because they are bored; but if I am able to give them hands-on and exciting lessons to engage in then they will be more likely to show up to my class, complete the work, understand it better, and graduate on time.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Ware.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Ware and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.