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  • $571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Berns
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Epic Learning of Earth's Landforms

My students need hands-on materials and books to discover the effects of erosion.

My Students

My students are enthusiastic to learn despite the many challenges they face. I have 32 awesome students who vary tremendously in their abilities and interests. I try to present all content in a way that gets them excited to learn while at the same time being able to have success.

The school I teach at is located in a low income area surrounded by higher income schools.

My school was 1% away from being qualified as a Title l so we do not receive extra funding for being low income. With a lack of funding, it is extremely difficult to provide the exciting and challenging opportunities that my students need to improve.

My Project

Through the stream table kits, my students' curiosity will be piqued as they are able to observe geological features being formed including valleys and canyons. By having hand-on experiences, they will be able to formulate questions and experiment to find the answers. Students will be able to observe erosion and then, hypothesize ways to slow it down. With the hands on materials, students can test their hypotheses until they find some solutions. The books will help to reinforce my students' learning and show them examples of these land forms from around the world that they may never have the opportunity to see in person.

I believe that when students see the real world application of the content we are teaching, they will be more motivated to learn.

This motivation can lead to a greater understanding of the material. Students will also learn to value science and its importance to the world around us. Hopefully, this will lead to them wondering more about the phenomena they experience in their daily life.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lab-Aids - No. 442 Modeling Stream Erosion and Deposition • Nasco $174.95 1 $174.95
Nasco Soil Erosion Simulator Kit • Nasco $79.75 1 $79.75
American Educational Economy Stream Table Kit • Amazon Business $57.25 1 $57.25
Fine Grain Sand, 50 lb. Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Erosion • AKJ Education $20.81 1 $20.81
Erosion and Weathering (Rocks: the Hard Facts) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Examining Erosion • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Earth's Changing Surface (My First Science Library 1-2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
U.S. Landforms (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Weathering and Erosion • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Investigating Landforms • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Erosion Changing Earth's Surface • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What Shapes the Land? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Soil Erosion and How to Prevent It • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
How Do Wind and Water Change Earth? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

Materials cost

$422.74

Vendor shipping charges

$25.47

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.51

Total project goal

$570.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.06

3 Donors

-$251.28

Donations toward project cost

-$242.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

match offer

-$285.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Wells Fargo, Utah and 3 other donors.

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