Globe Kits & Convection Currents

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  • My Class Needs manipulatives and hand-on lab tools to enhance learning of currents and earth

    Launched October 22nd, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 24 Students School Size 1326 Students

    My Students

    I have three Earth Science 11 classes and 1 Geology 12 class that will benefit. While grade 11 is a required science, and gr. 12 is an elective, there is high interest in taking these courses. The 2 most significant problems that I face when covering the topics for both courses is the Earth is too large and is therefore difficult to model properly in a classroom setting. The second problem is finding meaningful manipulatives and labs to perform that will connect students to the concepts.

    How will this project impact them?

    My goal for this project is for students to have gain a greater global understanding of various topics using hands on and visual manipulatives. The Convection Current Kit will allow students to visually see the currents that exist in the atmosphere and oceans. Students will be able to better grasp ocean density currents relating to temperature and salinity, mixing warm and cold water, or salt water and fresh water (which can be dyed for visibility) and to see convection currents and the development of wind. The Globe Kit will allow students to use writable/erasable clear spheres to explore measurement of the Earth, seismology, weather, ocean currents, time zones and astronomy. The benefits will be enhancing the individuals learning with the topic being studied but will fill a larger piece of understanding of how it relates to the interconnectedness of the different spheres of earth.

  • Where the $1399.78 goes


    Globe Kit

    Boreal Science

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    $845.55 x 1 = $845.55

    Wards Exploring Convection Currents Lab Activity

    Boreal Science

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    $144.39 x 1 = $144.39
    Shipping & Handling $16.52
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $120.77
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.58
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,189.81
    Optional donation to support *** $209.97
    Project cost including donation to support $1,399.78
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,399.78

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

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by Mr. Drafi

I was born Winnipeg, MB, and moved out to B.C. 14 years ago after meeting my wife, a primary teacher. We have 3 beautiful, smart, curious, fun children who attend elementary school. In addition to being a husband and father, I'm a 14th year teacher that enjoys helping students learnin...

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