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Ms. Latiolais from Irving TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How Did That Happen? Forming Minds by Forming Land!

My students need dynamic hands-on models of our changing Earth and small interesting science readers to master Earth science formation concepts.

  • $350 goal

This project expired on February 26, 2011.

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My Students

What if you had never seen a mountain, the ocean, a valley, or even a lake? Many of my students have no prior knowledge of Earth's amazing landforms which makes it extremely difficult for them to fully learn how these landforms come about.

My fifth graders are very diverse.

Many of them are African American and Hispanic. They represent many different countries. They get pretty excited about science! They love vivid diagrams and hands-on activities! Most of them have never left our town and have never seen Earth's many features.

My Project

With these models of Earth's changing surface, students will be able to create landforms just as the Earth creates them over millions of years. They'll take a journey through caves, mountains, valleys, and even glaciers. Once they've created the models, they'll read high interest books with vivid diagrams which will help them to better express all that they've learned.

It's no secret that students are struggling in science across America.

Earth science is so difficult for my students to grasp because many of them live in poverty and do not travel further than their apartment complex and the surrounding area. Your donation will bring the changing Earth to life for my future scientists!

Ms. Latiolais
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT LANDFORM DEMO • Frey Scientific, Inc. $62.95 1 $62.95
CD235 - Rocks Interactive Whiteboard CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
EE192 - Properties of Earth Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
DD357 - Properties of Earth Activity Tub - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $59.95 1 $59.95
TUBE SEDIMENTATOR W/GUIDE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $15.95 1 $15.95
Voyage to The Volcano (Magic School Bus Chapter Books Series #15) Judith Bauer Stamper, Joanna Cole, John Speirs (Illustrator), Based On Work by Joanna Cole, Based On Work by Bruce Degen • Barnes and Noble $2.49 1 $2.49
How the World Works: A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet Christiane Dorion, Beverley Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Big Rock Bruce Hiscock, Bruce Hiscock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
A Magic Skeleton Book: Discover Amazing Earth James Harrison, Peter Bull (Illustrator), Jan Smith (Illustrator), Designed by Nicola Sokell • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Mighty Earth Carol Allison • Barnes and Noble $21.37 1 $21.37
Rock Cycles: Formation, Properties, and Erosion Rebecca Harman • Barnes and Noble $6.70 1 $6.70

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