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Mrs. Van Goor from Savannah GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eagerly Explore Earth Science

My students need a variety of earth science materials- like a model seismometer, a model volcano, the Battery Dilemma Kit and a twig video subscription, to see amazing videos to help us visualize!

  • $496 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Keeping students fired up about science is my goal each day! I want them eager to learn more, and the key to that is offering hands-on learning experiences for them as often as possible.

My students attend a performing arts school where they take their normal subject area classes as well as theater, chorus, dance, visual arts, and band.

They are talented in the arts, but get equally excited when given the opportunity to have hands-on, interesting lessons.

My Project

Earth science is pretty interesting and amazing in content, but getting kids to visualize plates moving, grinding and spreading away from one another can be difficult. All of these tools being requested would aid in teaching students about the core knowledge in earth science. These models, kits and activity books will help students grasp the topics of volcanoes, earthquakes and plate tectonics by giving them hands on or visual experiences with them.

Your donation will allow me to present material in a more interactive way than the traditional lecture and note lesson.

Keeping students interested and excited about lessons is key to understanding and mastery of topics!

Mrs. Van Goor
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina STEM Challenge: Battery Dilemma Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.45 1 $66.45
Pangaea Puzzle 1-Station Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.21 1 $48.21
Earthquakes Activity Book • Carolina Biological Supply Company $43.70 1 $43.70
Erupting Volcano Model • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.00 1 $37.00
Seismograph Model • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Tigtag Elementary Science Videos (1-Year Teacher Subscription) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.45 1 $28.45
Contour Model Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $25.89 1 $25.89
Plate Tectonics Block Models (24 patterns) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.75 1 $23.75
The Sedimentator • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.80 1 $22.80

Materials cost

$330.21

Vendor shipping charges

$33.02

State sales tax

$22.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.29

Total project goal

$495.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.25

5 Donors

-$118.00

Donations toward project cost

-$105.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$371.42

Match offers toward project cost

-$315.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.82

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$0.00

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