My students need a mineral display, a rock classification game, streak plates, and rock tumbler to engage and excite them to learn about science.
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Let's keep science within students' reach!
I teach 33 at-risk fourth-graders in California. There are foster kids and kids whose parents are incarcerated or on drugs, so they live with their grandparents. Sometimes there are homeless kids who live in a car or from relative to relative. In this economy, family disruptions have increased, and my students are going through extra stress.
The science fair was canceled last year, due to budget cuts. However, my students are very excited about science and studying rocks.
These learners need sets of rocks, minerals, and fossils to observe and use as a reference when studying geology. They need streak plates to classify and study properties of rocks. They learn more when they are actively engaged and having fun, so I included a rock cycle board game and a rock tumbler. These materials will last for years and I intend to share them with the other classes so they will impact hundreds of students.
You can make it possible for these eager young scientists to get their hands on materials for experiments and activities that perk their interest and stimulate their learning. Wouldn't it be amazing if some of these at-risk children were inspired to grow up and become geologists?
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