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Ms. Stenzel from Minneapolis MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Geology ROCKS!

Help me give my students opportunities for hands-on learning with a rock tumbler!

  • 1 donor
  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As educators, more often than not, we are expected to provide high-quality learning opportunities in our classrooms despite having insufficient materials to do so.

As a new teacher, it is particularly difficult to provide adequate materials for students.

My scholars are brilliant and they deserve high-quality resources and materials that are similar to their higher-income peers. This gap should not determine a difference in their educational experience.

The community of learners in which I teach is vibrant, tight-knit, joyful, and eager to learn each and every day​. My students are dreamers. They dig deep into their learning, demonstrate curiosity through questioning, and display a sense of energy that is contagious. My students deserve nothing less than amazing. They are the future!

My Project

Minneapolis Public Schools is doing distance learning for the beginning of the school year. As you can imagine, this brings about much confusion and anxiety for teachers, parents, and students alike. My biggest question is, "How can I help you learn from a computer and what does this mean if you are simply trying to survive a pandemic?"

Help me teach children with engaging science-based opportunities, incorporating a rock tumbler into recorded/live learning!

When I was a child, I had one. It was so fun! How can we incorporate this in the classroom? Well, rock tumbling includes learning basic knowledge of rocks, exploring our environments to find them, making predictions/hypotheses about what the end result will be, learning concepts of time as they tumble, care, cleaning, maintenance of the tumbler and other items (social-emotional learning), and much more! I honestly feel that this could be such a great way to get them engaged. Plus, in the end, I can send the rocks to their homes!

Ms. Stenzel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advanced Professional Rock Tumbler Kit - with Digital 9-day Polishing timer & 3 speed settings - Turn Rough Rocks into Beautiful Gems : Great Science & STEM Gift for Kids all ages : Geology Toy • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Dan&Darci Rock Tumbler Grit Refill Kit - 3.5 Pounds Grits Media + Poly Plastic Pellets - Rock Polishing Media - Polish for Any Brand Tumbler - Rock Tumbling Supplies - Stone Polisher • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$109.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.99

Total project goal

$166.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.62

1 Donor

-$166.62

Donations toward project cost

-$141.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.99

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$0.00

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