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Mrs. Young from Middleburg FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Rocks!

My students need the National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler and extra polishing grit so they can turn their rocks they mined on their field trip into beautiful gemstones!

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the Inclusion Math and Science teacher at my low-income school in rural Florida and have the privilege to teach 49 wonderful fourth graders. They are a happy, energetic, and eager-to-please bunch of kids who brighten my day each morning. We are a small and close-knit community but have to face many challenges to bring our students up to the next level, especially after Hurricane Irma hit and left several of our students with major damage to their homes and property.

My Project

We are learning about rocks and minerals in fourth grade. It's a very fun time in class when you can learn with your hands. We were fortunate enough to have Huck's Lost Mine come to our school and allow kids to watch a geode get cracked open AND mine for their very own rocks! The kids love their rubies, tiger eyes, and emeralds. I thought it would be nice if we could get a rock tumbler so they could polish them and see their full beauty. This tumbler would be shared with the entire school so students in all grade levels would be able to share in this learning experience.

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

This project will reach 96 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world • Amazon Business $25.88 1 $25.88
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Grit Refill for Rock Tumbler - Works with National Geographic, Lortone, Thumler and more • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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