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Mrs. Sparks from Washington IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving a Hoot About Science

My students need owl pellets to dissect to determine what was the barn owl's prey.

  • $172 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2019.

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My Students

Our school is a rural elementary school in southwestern Indiana.

There is one class per grade from K-6.

This class is an upper elementary classroom of 30 students. These students are willing to learn and eager to expand their knowledge. They are very innovative and love hands on activities and projects. Together they strive to know more than they did the day before. They are always ready to learn. Teamwork is a classroom theme. Together they are a great team. Together everyone achieves more!

My Project

Barn owls are unable to digest the fur and bones of their prey. These parts are regurgitated or coughed up by the owl. Pellet dissection can tell us exactly what a barn owl ate. Each pellet can have four or five small mammals. With this project, each of my thirty students will have a pellet to dissect. Each student will be able to identify the prey's bones. Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze. The students will become scientists by pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from. What a science lab activity for the students!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.24 32 $103.68

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