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Ms. Vasquez from Bronx NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Modeling Geological Processes

Help me give my students materials, including Oreos, food coloring, cooking oil, and more, that will allow them to model the processes within earth that cause geological activity!

  • $165 goal

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My Students

My 7th-grade scientists are enthusiastic, passionate young people who are committed to their personal and academic growth. Each day their questions ranging from "Is the universe infinite?" to "Where does our drinking water come from?", show me how driven they are to build their understanding of the natural world.

Our school, located in the poorest Congressional district in the country, is in need of many resources that would support our students in their learning.

That is why your help would be immensely appreciated!

My Project

In our next unit, students will be working towards understanding complex processes that cause geological activity on Earth.

The use of physical models in science is vital to understanding real world phenomena!

The 11x17 paper will help students create a scale model of the Earth's interior. The Oreos will help them to model and understand what happens at tectonic plate boundaries. The Alka Seltzer tablets, food coloring, and vegetable oil will be used in a thermal convection model. This model will allow students to visualize the convection currents that occur in the mantle due to density differences. Furthermore, this will allow students to explain what drives plate tectonics!

Not only will the materials help them build their understanding of the natural world, but they will also help make our classroom a fun, engaging learning environment.

Ms. Vasquez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 20 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $44.28 1 $44.28
Alka-Seltzer Original Effervescent Tablets - fast relief of heartburn, upset stomach, acid indigestion with headache and body aches - 72 Count • Amazon Business $8.42 2 $16.84
Oreo Limited Edition Marshmallow Moon Cookies, Moon Landing 50th Anniversary ( 2 pack ) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose20, 11x17 Paper, Ledger Size, 20lb Paper, 96 Bright, 500 Sheets / 1 Ream (172001R) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Vegetable Oil, 48 Ounces • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
McCormick Assorted Food Color, 0.25 Fl. Oz (4 Count) • Amazon Business $2.98 3 $8.94

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