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Mrs. Cheshire from West Valley City UT is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks!

Help me give my students science that rocks! Rocks, Rocks, and more Rocks. This will help educate my students with rocks.

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My Students

My students are eager to learn and love to get their hands dirty. We love to explore as a class. Learning is fun. Students need to be able to learn in an environment that will teach them. In an environment of learning is a project with the ability to explore while learning and help student explore and learn. I want them to feel successful in school and learn to love the journey of education. It is so fun to see their faces when they figure out the assignment through exploration and connect all the information. We are integrating reading, science, and math. It is so great to see them talk about learning and how much fun it is to be in school.

My students are from low income or homeless backgrounds and don't get many opportunities for exploring or trying new things, this will allow them to do both.

My Project

We will be exploring the world around us. We will be using the rocks and the hands-on exploration of rocks kits to explore and investigate rocks. We will be digging for fossils and breaking open geodes. We will understand the types of rocks and where to find the rocks. The hot plates are so we can create our own rocks and crystals. This will help students to understand how rocks are formed and the process that takes place to create the rocks. This will give us the items needed to understand rocks and fossil in depth and be able to know what, where, and how rocks and fossils are formed.

Mrs. Cheshire
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aroma Housewares AHP-303/CHP-303 Single Hot Plate, Black • Amazon Business $16.43 5 $82.15
SEOH Magnifying Glass Hand Lens Plastic Mount 75mm • Amazon Business $8.66 5 $43.30
National Geographic - Crack Open 15 Geodes and Explore Crystals • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Delta Education Hands-On Rocks and Minerals Exploration Kit • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Dancing Bear Fossil Collection Sorting Activity Kit with Over 100 Pcs (More Than 20 Different Fossil Varieties!), Educational ID Sheet, Color ID Cards, Bags, Magnifying Glass, and Shark Teeth, Brand • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Dancing Bear Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (Over 150 Pcs), Educational Identification Sheet plus 2 Easy Break Geodes, Fossilized Shark Teeth and Arrowheads, Brand • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Dap 10310 Plaster of Paris Tub Molding Material, 8-Pound, White • Amazon Business $13.14 2 $26.28
Jacquard Products Jacquard Alum, 1-Pound (CHM1006) • Amazon Business $10.74 2 $21.48
SUNYIK Natural Raw Stones Rough Rock Crystals for Tumbling,Cabbing,Iron Pyrite,1pound(About 460 Gram) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crystal Allies Materials: 3 Pounds Bulk Rough Madagascar 12-Stone Mix - Large 1" • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
mookaitedecor 1 lb Bulk Natural Raw Stones Rough Crystals for Healing,Tumbling,Cabbing,Polishing,Wire Wrapping,Wicca & Reiki,Green Prehnite • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fantasia Materials: 1 lb AAA Grade Assorted Calcite Rough -(Select Assorted or Specific Color)- Premium Raw Natural Crystals for Cabbing, Cutting, Tumbling, Polishing, Wire Wrapping, Wicca & Reiki • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SUNYIK Natural Raw Stones Rough Rock Crystals for Tumbling,Cabbing,Assorted Stones,1pound(About 460 Gram) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fantasia Materials: 1 lb Rainbow Fluorite Rough - (Select 1 to 18 lbs) - Raw Natural Crystals for Cabbing, Cutting, Lapidary, Tumbling, Polishing, Wire Wrapping, Wicca and Reiki Crystal Healing • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Black Light UV Flashlight, Vansky 2018 Upgraded UV lights 51 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Pet Urine Detector For Dog/Cat Urine,Dry Stains,Bed Bug, Matching with Pet Odor Eliminator • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Crystal Allies Materials: 1lb Bulk Rough Pink Rose Quartz Crystals from Brazil - Large 1" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hoosier Hill Farm Alum Granulated Pickle Powder, 1 Pound • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Molds, Fossil • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55

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