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Mrs. Large from Brockton MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paleontologists Get to Dig for Dinosaur Fossils!

Help me give my students the experience of a life time pretending to be paleontologists digging up a dinosaur's bones in an excavation science experiment kit. They need goggles and books too.

  • $520 goal

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My Students

I am a Grade 3 Special Education Teacher for emotionally impaired students. My students' disabilities range from specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and ADHD. The typical student in my class struggles not only with academics, such as reading and math, but also with social skills. My students require a strictly-structured environment, teacher modeling, as well as understanding, and compassion from the staff to bring out the very best in each one of these children. These amazing children have the potential to grow, both academically and socially, when given the proper tools and strategies needed to help them succeed.

Our students come from families who live in a low-income urban setting.

Many of them have experienced trauma in their young lives, that have already impacted their emotional growth, as well as their ability to succeed academically.

My students deserve a fun engaging learning environment to help them succeed!

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting will create a special adventure for my studnets to remember for a lifetime! The Dig IT Dinosaur Excavation Science Kits, books, and goggles will become part of my classroom materials that will be used as resources for fossil understanding for one of our science units. The different dinosaur books will assist children in developing research skills that will allow them the opportunity to enhance their presentation skills in front of other students and adults within our school.

The Dig It Dinosaur Excavation Science Kits will allow each student the chance of a lifetime to be paleontologists digging up their very own dinosaur fossils!

This hands on science experiment not only allows students to dig up the dinosaur fossils, but allows my students to build their own dinosaur out of the fossils pieces and take the display home for years to remember!

Mrs. Large
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thames & Kosmos I Dig It! Dinos 3D T. Rex Excavation Kit Science Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $10.87 12 $130.44
Premium Quality Children's Safety Goggles • Amazon Business $7.54 12 $90.48
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia, Second Edition • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Feathered Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Zoom In on Dinosaurs (8 Books) • AKJ Education $15.60 1 $15.60
Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
The Dinosaur Book • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
First Dinosaur Encyclopedia • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
My Little Book of Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs: Chomp on Tons of Earthshaking Facts and Fun • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Fearsome Albertosaurus • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Towering Brachiosaurus • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Prehistoric Actual Size • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
T Rex • AKJ Education $5.11 1 $5.11
Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Dinosaur Bones • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Tyrannosaurus Rex • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$405.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$441.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.90

Total project goal

$519.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$519.35

2 Donors

-$187.00

Donations toward project cost

-$158.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.05

match offer

-$332.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$282.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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