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Mr. R. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earth Science Resources

The cost of two sets of fluorite and sulfur (minerals), two sets of limestone (sedimentary rock), two sets of gneiss and schist (metamorphous rock), 3 sets of pegmatite (igneous rock) and 3 Chemical and Mechanical Weathering of Rocks Lab Investigation Kits is $429, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on June 24, 2007.

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My earth science students love science. I teach Regents earth science to 115 eighth grade students. The students in my class come to science six times a week, one ninety-minute class and four forty-five minute classes. We explore earth science systems: astronomy, meteorology and, and geology (minerals and rocks). For the students, this is the first in-depth science study they have undertaken in preparation for the Physical Setting / Earth Science Examination given in June. For all my students, I try to lay a foundation of understanding the world and universe around them. All of this is extremely difficult without earth science materials for my 8th grade students. When I want my students to understand the important properties of minerals and rocks, I make copies. When explaining that minerals can be identified by well-defined physical properties, such as cleavage, fracture, color, density, hardness, streak, luster, crystal shape, and reaction with acid, I must figure out how to have my students experience the information in a variety of ways with out the physical presence of minerals such as Galena, Sulfur, Halite, Fluorite and Quartz. With a classroom set of minerals, I can have my students experience classifying minerals based on well-defined physical and chemical properties. With rocks and minerals, the students will have a chance to examine the different samples and record their observations. The goal is to help bring science into my classroom in a way to expand my students' knowledge base in the sciences with the implementation of the resources I am requesting.

Mr. R.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chemical and Mechanical Weathering of Rocks Lab Investigation Kit • Frey Scientific, Inc. $62.90 3 $188.70
Mineral, Fluorite, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $11.45 2 $22.90
Mineral, Sulfur, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $9.00 2 $18.00
Metamorphic Rock, Schist, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $8.45 2 $16.90
Sedimentary Rock, Limestone, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $7.80 2 $15.60
Igneous Rock, Pegmatite, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $7.30 3 $21.90
Metamorphic Rock, Gneiss, Student Specimen • Frey Scientific, Inc. $6.10 2 $12.20

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