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Mrs. Dye from Gig Harbor WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Rocks!

My students need lab materials like beakers, test tubes and safety goggles so they can learn about rocks & minerals.

  • $469 goal

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My Students

Do you remember collecting rocks as a child? Students are naturally curious about rocks and I would like to introduce my students to geology with a hands-on science unit on rocks and minerals.

I teach science and math to two classes of highly capable elementary students.

I would like to introduce my students to geology, but unfortunately our school lacks science supplies. My students are eager to learn and I strongly believe middle school is too late to get students excited about science. All students, especially our brightest students, should have the opportunity to learn and excel in science.

My Project

I have purchased a curriculum appropriate and challenging for my students. In addition to every day supplies like paper clips and bricks, my students will need some special items in order to complete the labs. For example, we need safety goggles, so students can protect their eyes while grinding granite rocks together and studying the fragments. They will need beakers and eyedroppers to evaluate which types of rocks are the most water permeable. Students will also need dropper bottles with diluted hydrochloric acid to study and compare chemical weathering with mechanical weathering. These are just three of of the 36 activities in this unit.

Even before budget cuts, science was not a priority in elementary schools.

With your donation, I will have the supplies I need to teach my bright students about geology and give them a solid start in science.

Mrs. Dye
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 60 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Disposable Lab Pack: 50 Slides, 50 Plastic Coverslips, and Lens Paper Booklet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.87 1 $11.87
Medicine Dropper, Plastic, 1-mL Nipple, 3 1/2 in, Pk 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.80 2 $7.60
Pyrex Vista Test Tubes, 10 × 75 mm, Pk 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.11 1 $14.11
Standard Grade Beakers, 100 mL, pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $29.21 1 $29.21
Stirring Rods, Glass, 3 x 125 mm, Pk 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.61 1 $4.61
Granite (Pink, Coarse-Grained) - Bag of 10 (3 cm x 4 cm Specimens) • Nasco $6.95 2 $13.90
Basalt (Augite-Olivine, Black) - Bag of 10 (3 cm x 4 cm Specimens) • Nasco $7.00 2 $14.00
Set of 5 Elementary Safety Goggles • Nasco $9.95 6 $59.70
Introduction to Rocks Laminated Poster • Nasco $11.95 1 $11.95
Introduction to Rocks Study Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.53 2 $35.06
Glass Plates • Nasco $12.25 1 $12.25
Bottle, Dropper, Pack of 16 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.70 1 $4.70
Hydrochloric Acid, 0.1 M (0.3% v/v), Reagent Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.36 1 $7.36
Single Electric Burner • Nasco $21.75 1 $21.75
TWEEZERS METAL 4'' PKG/10 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $8.05 2 $16.10
PLIER CUSHION GRIP LONG NOSE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $5.48 5 $27.40
SAND COARSE LG 1 KG • Frey Scientific, Inc. $9.90 1 $9.90

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