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Mrs. Mezak from Winter Park FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Poops! Barn Owl Pellets for 5 Fifth Grade Classes.

Help me give my students a highly engaging hands-on experience. These owl pellets will allow students in all 5 of our fifth grade classes to have a learning experience that will help them better understand the food web.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 20 unique individuals. I teach my schools fifth grade Gifted and Talented cluster. These students always attempt to go above and beyond so they can achieve their goals.

My class holds the worlds' future authors, rocket scientists, mathematicians, professional athletes, and educators.

Although my kiddos aspire for greatness, being at a Title One school doesn't always grant them the same opportunities. With your help, we can gain the tools and skills needed to reach those goals.

My goal is to help my students leave this world better than they received it. To make this a reality, my students need access to the scientific knowledge and hands-on experiences that will enable them to think critically. Help me help my students be the kind of human this world needs.

My Project

One of the reasons students love science so much is because of its hands-on nature. Kids ask so many good questions and many of us learn best by touching and experimenting with real world materials, rather than just reading, watching, or listening. Not only is this experience highly engaging, but it also allows students to master the standards related to the food web.

The students will become scientists and dissect these pellets to learn more about the owl's behavior and the complex nature of the food chain.

These pellets will be distributed among 5 fifth grade classes, servicing over 100 students.

Mrs. Mezak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pellets Barn Owl Pellet, Small (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $29.49 2 $58.98
Extra-large barn owl pellets, pack of 15, with bone sorting sheet • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95

Materials cost

$103.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.91

Total project goal

$159.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.40

1 Donor

-$80.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$79.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.91

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$0.00

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