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Ms. Christian from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Rocks The Library!

My students need metamorphic rock samples, hand lenses, and geology books for science research in the library.

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My Students

My students have few opportunities to do science research in the field. Utah is a geology gem, and I wish more of my students could discover the beautiful rocks that tell our state's geological history.

My students come from diverse cultures and speak a variety of different languages.

The majority of the students face economic challenges. The Title I school is located in an urban environment with few opportunities to experience nature. My students love learning and enjoy reading science books in the library.

My Project

Fourth grade students are involved in a four week daily geology research project in the library. The librarian and classroom teacher collaborate and teach science and research skills to the students. The metamorphic rock samples will add the missing pieces to our rock/fossil collection. Hand magnifying glasses will allow the students to see all the grains and textures that are found in individual rocks. The field guides will be used during a "hands-on" rock lab to identify and study the different rock types. The other geology books will provide other information that will support our research.

The is a chance for students to connect science and research skills.

By using real rocks, students can touch and explore the different rock types before digging into the reading research. The rock lab will provide prior knowledge so students can have a better understanding while reading science text. The finished informational rock pamphlet will let students showcase their new knowledge and use technology skills to incorporate photos of the actual rocks that they studied.

Ms. Christian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slate (pack/10) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.98 1 $6.98
Gneiss (pack/10) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.98 1 $6.98
Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals • AKJ Books $4.40 28 $123.20
Las Rocas/ Rocks • AKJ Books $28.07 1 $28.07
White Marble (pack/10) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.98 1 $6.98
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough Natalie M. Rosinsky, Ma • AKJ Books $19.23 1 $19.23
Las Rocas/Rocks • AKJ Books $18.74 1 $18.74
How the World Works: A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Extreme Rocks & Minerals! Q&A • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Granite and Other Igneous Rocks Nancy Kelly Allen • AKJ Books $15.73 1 $15.73
Rocks, Minerals, and Soil • AKJ Books $24.26 1 $24.26
Rocks and Minerals • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80
Rocks and Minerals • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Rocks & Minerals (DK Pockets Series) DK Publishing, Sue Full • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Rocks, Gems, and Minerals • AKJ Books $18.87 1 $18.87
Magnifying Glass • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.37 14 $61.18

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