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Mrs. Wardell from Clearfield UT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digging Up Those Bones...OOPS! I Mean Fossils

My students need 5 copies each of 7 science books, covering animals, rocks and fossils, as well as 5 Know Your Fossils Sample Collections.

  • $659 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach in a Title I school, where most of my students live in poverty and have very little in their lives. My students have very little experience with science. This year when we discussed fossils, their world opened up. Unfortunately, I did not have enough samples for them to experiment with. They love hands-on activities, but with the limited time I have to spend on science I could not make this activity hands-on for everyone. They were so disappointed that some of them gave up their recess to experiment with the supplies I had and it still was not enough. This is my first year of teaching, and my supplies and resources are limited. If I am able to get this project funded, the students in my class and in my grade level will get the opportunity to experience fossils and how things became fossils,and understand the rock cycle, fossils, and minerals and how they are all connected. You can make a HUGE difference in the lives of my students. It will help them learn to make a difference in the world. They need your help. I can guarantee they are worth it, and your donations will be well used and loved!

Mrs. Wardell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: REPTILES • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: MAMMALS • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: FISHES • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: BIRDS • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: ROCKS, GEMS • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: POND LIFE • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
BOOK-GOLDEN GUIDE: FOSSILS • Sargent-Welch $7.69 5 $38.45
KNOW YOUR FOSSILS COLLECTION • Sargent-Welch $39.15 5 $195.75

Materials cost

$464.90

Vendor shipping charges

$46.49

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$540.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.54

Total project goal

$658.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$658.54

8 Donors

-$635.29

Donations toward project cost

-$540.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.25

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$0.00

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