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Ms. Lea from Albuquerque NM is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids are Rocking It!

Help me give my students rock geodes for breaking open, rock specimens to sort and describe why they are one of three types of rock and of course, safety glasses to protect our eyes from flying rock pieces!

  • $288 goal

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My Students

I teach in a historic school in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico. My students are full of excitement to learn this year and so eager to try new and different projects and activities. Our population of students are 50% living at poverty levels and receiving free or reduced-price lunch. While many of my students are lucky enough to have enrichment in their home lives, the other students have not had the same opportunities.

My students thrive on hands on activities and experiential learning.

With this in mind, I strive to provide them with activities that are high interest and a new experience for each of them. Recently, I asked them what they had learned from a previously Donors Choose funded activity and they said that they learned "how to have teamwork better and being one step closer to being a scientist", "leaned how to work together and how to be an electrical engineer", "Don't give up", and "I learned how to problem solve". My students are eager for the next events that they have requested!

My Project

My students love to learn about rocks and the rock cycle. Every year I take my class and our kindergarten buddies to the university to visit their Geology Museum to learn more about rocks. The students love it!

Rocks are accessible to all kids, but learning about the rocks and how they were formed using hands on activities is the best way to teach and learn!

My students love to share their rocks from home and their stories about them, which is an awesome home-school connection!

Rocks and minerals are the ultimate hands on learning subject. Rocks are everywhere and each child usually has a collection to share OR if they don't, we can go right outside the school and pick out some. Being able to identify rocks and to know how to talk about how they were formed makes the students feel like scientists which they are! Students are able to work in small groups talking about their observations: what they see, what they feel and what they notice about the different rocks AND they get to debate which kind of rock they think it is. It is great practice for their verbal skills, communication and listening to others and their ideas.

Ms. Lea
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROCK MINERAL FOSSIL COMPLETE COLLECT S/57 • Frey Scientific $82.42 1 $82.42
ROCK GEODES SET OF 72 • Frey Scientific $74.99 1 $74.99
GLASSES SAF SEBRING 400 RED/WHITE/BLUE • Frey Scientific $1.72 10 $17.20
COLLECTION ECONOMY IGNEOUS ROCKS PK/6 • Frey Scientific $4.79 1 $4.79
COLLECTION ECO METAMORPHIC ROCKS PK/6 • Frey Scientific $4.79 1 $4.79
COLLECTION ECO SEDIMENTARY ROCKS PK/6 • Frey Scientific $4.79 1 $4.79

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