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Ms. Patch from Harrisburg OR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering What's in an Owl Pellet

Help me give my students owl pellets and magnifying classes for science investigation.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are dedicated learners who love hands on projects and have shown themselves to be inquisitive learners. They are from a rural area with a high rate of poverty. At the beginning of the year when we wrote about what we would like to learn, 90% of students said "I want to do science." Our class library has a section dedicated to science, and those books are typically checked out.

Additionally, I have an active group of students, many who struggle with behaviors or disabilities, and having a hands on project reduces their behaviors and engages them in successful learning.

This type of project enhances inquiry skills and develops academic conversations.

My Project

By having owl pellets, students will be able to use tweezers and magnifying glasses to examine the remains found in owl pellets. We will be using magnifying glasses to examine bones and fur carefully while we use tweezers to uncover the bones. Also, students will sorting and classifying the bones as well as graphing our data.

Each students will have a hands on opportunity to investigate an owl pellet in an authentic and genuine way as well as discuss their findings in small groups.

We will be comparing out investigation to bat and other birds.

We will also journal write about our discoveries and prepare to share their findings with the whole glass. Additionally, we will make connections to how owls help our environment.

Ms. Patch
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small, Owl Pellets (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $40.95 2 $81.90
Handheld Magnifier (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $11.78 3 $35.34
SE 364PT12 Plastic Tweezers Assorted Colors (12 Pack), 4" • Amazon Business $9.59 3 $28.77
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$159.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.77

Total project goal

$225.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.15

7 Donors

-$196.62

Donations toward project cost

-$170.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.49

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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