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Mrs. D. from Pittsboro NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning with Rocks and MInerals

The cost of rocks, minerals, field guides, test kits, and manuals is $570, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a new fourth grade teacher. I teach all subject areas. One of the science objectives states that the learner will conduct investigations to understand the compositions and uses of rocks and minerals. I would like to teach this with hands-on materials and visuals. In order to put real rocks and minerals in the student's hands I need funding. I would like to purchase rocks and minerals for the students to use, videos to help with their learning. I would also love to go looking for gems with the class. Learning about rocks and minerals is part of the standard course of study and I would like for the students to have the chance to really experience an in-depth study of rocks and minerals. These materials would not be consumed so we would use them each year to teach a new class of fourth grade students.

Mrs. D.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Discovery Channel School Rocks and Minerals Learning Pack • Delta Education $99.95 1 $99.95
Rock and Mineral Test Kit - Classroom Set • Delta Education $69.95 1 $69.95
Investigating Minerals and Rocks Chart • Delta Education $48.95 1 $48.95
Rock Origins • Delta Education $32.98 1 $32.98
Hands-on Explorations: Rocks and Minerals • Delta Education $26.98 1 $26.98
Book Plus Rock Cycle Model • Delta Education $21.95 1 $21.95
Rocks and Minerals Handbook • Delta Education $20.00 1 $20.00
Sedimentary Rock Set • Delta Education $14.95 1 $14.95
Igneous Rock Set • Delta Education $14.95 1 $14.95
Metamorphic Rock Set • Delta Education $14.95 1 $14.95
Geology - ScienceWorks for Kids • Evan-Moor Corporation $9.95 1 $9.95

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