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Mrs. A. from Milton FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Owl Pellets! A Lesson in Regurgitation

My students need 25 owl pellets and an Investigating Owls Through Owl Pellet Labs DVD.

  • $204 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title 1 school with a large percent of the students receiving free and/or reduced lunch. My students come to school with basic supplies, but never have everything that they need. Significant budget cuts and a recovering economy have drastically depleted funding for student supplies.

Each morning I am eagerly greeted by an amazing and diverse group of students who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Many of my students are struggling to cope with the multifaceted dilemmas of living in poverty. In spite of their obstacles, the one thing that I see in all of their eyes is an eagerness to learn. They hang on every word I say, and even beg to stay after school to do more work. My goal is to provide them with educational experiences that will sustain and promote this sense of curiosity and desire for life-long learning.

My Project

Food chains and life cycles--one of the most important science topics covered in my third grade curriculum is also one of the most high-interest. The implementation of an owl pellet dissection lab will offer students a concrete way to understand how energy, in the form of food, is passed through the food chain. The activities will enable hands-on experiences for the students to be able to better understand the energy cycle because they will be able to explore, touch and discuss the content. The owl pellets are a hands-on experience which demonstrates high level concepts in a way primary students are able to understand.

Dissecting owl pellets allows my students to move beyond the textbooks into the realm of hands-on science discovery.

Every year, former students return to my classroom and ask, "Do you remember when we dissected owl pellets?" It is a learning experience that lasts a lifetime.

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Mrs. A.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellets • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.79 25 $94.75
All That Remains: Investigating Owls Through Owl Pellet Labs DVD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.02 1 $47.02

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