More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
My students need a Rock Cycle Activity Kit so that they can experience how rocks move from one kind to another in a cycle.
Everyone learns better when they work hands on! I teach 7th grade science in a rural, low income town in West Virginia. Our current state policy wants us to have 50% time hands-on, yet we only receive 200.00 a year per teacher to do this. I have every 7th grader in our county.
Over 55% of my students are low income. Therefore, parents cannot help much with classroom needs. As a classroom teacher, I receive $200.00 per year to buy all the supplies that I need in my classroom.
The rock cycle is a totally new objective for us this year. I have basically no materials to teach it. This activity kit will cover many of the aspects of the rock cycle that I need to cover. By playing the game as an introduction and review, our entire class can work together to see how rocks cycle through time. Through this interactive board game, students will explore the processes involved in the rock cycle. By landing their game pieces on different events that occur in the rock cycle, students collect, exchange, and lose their sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock card samples. When these events happen, students record the actions that caused the change in their card collections. They then use the information to gain a better understanding of the earth processes involved in the rock cycle.
If you fund this activity, you will ensure that my students can meet the standards for this objective and help them have a learning experience that they would otherwise miss.
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