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Mr. Tomizawa from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Just a Rock

The cost of 15 mineral testing kits and other supplies is $268, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $268 goal

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Rock and Minerals are all around us, but have you ever wondered how hard that rock is, what kind of streak it makes, where it came from, how it was formed, or how many years it has existed? My students have all those wonders and would like to have an opportunity to investigate like geologist and discover for themselves all those wonders they have, rather than reading it in a book. We are lucky we have science books to read to find out our wonders, but science is all about getting down and dirty and discovering for ourselves. I want my students to be able to touch, observe, and experience science, in addition to reading it from a science book. Books are valuable, but most of the time, the extra, supplemental (key) supplies that spark the student are not provided by the school unless bought or borrowed. My students need a starter Rock and Mineral Testing Kit to have that hands on in school which they would not get otherwise if the school did not provide it.

Mr. Tomizawa
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mineral Testing Kit • ETA/Cuisenaire $9.95 15 $149.25
Streak Plates White Set of 10 • ETA/Cuisenaire $4.95 3 $14.85
Streak Plates Black Set of 10 • ETA/Cuisenaire $4.95 3 $14.85

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