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Mrs. Crump from Starkville MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Junior Geologists

Help me give my students an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in geology!

  • $343 goal

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My Students

I teach 2nd grade gifted students. We are located in a small town in Mississippi where over 74% of our students live in poverty. Free breakfast is provided for every student at our school.

In my gifted program, I teach skills that prepare my students for careers in the 21st century.

Included in these skills are many goals related to critical thinking, technology, logic skills, analytical skills, and problem solving.

My students are incredibly smart and love opportunities to learn new things. They enjoy experiments and discovery learning. We have completed several STEM activities where the students use their critical thinking skills to solve specific problems. It is exciting to see them so actively involved in their learning and observe their tenacity in each challenge.

My Project

Many children collect rocks and minerals because they are pretty or unique. I want my students to know the characteristics of rocks, to be able to classify them, and to understand the rock cycle. My students are fascinated with science and excel when I provide tangible lessons in my classroom.

I want to give my students a real-world geologist's experience with rocks and minerals in my gifted classroom.

The materials I am requesting will allow my students to observe rocks from all over the world and perform tests and experiments on them that scientists conduct in their profession.

My students will tests rocks and minerals for hardness, luster, texture, and absorption. They will also weigh their rocks, perform an acid test, and determine whether they have magnetic or fluorescent qualities.

Mrs. Crump
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rocks and Minerals of the United States • Carolina Biological Supply Company $72.85 1 $72.85
American Educational 2384 Fluorescent Minerals Long Wave Collection , 15 Piece • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
American Educational 2380 15 Piece Fluorescent Minerals Short Wave Collection • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Scavenger Scout: Rock Hound • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Rocks and What We Know About Them - Geology for Kids | Children's Earth Sciences Books • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Rock Cycle (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
The Rock Factory: The Story About the Rock Cycle (Science Works) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
UV Led Flashlight Case Metal focus-able lens 7w 300lm SK68 Zoomable 3 Modes Ultraviolet Blue LED Blacklight Mini Torch for Scorpions Dog Urine Detect Fluorescent Minerals • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93

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