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Mrs. Derouin from Murrieta CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Science Exploration

My students need owl pellet dissection kits and an iPad (with screen protector) for research.

  • $940 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nothing beats hands-on science experimentation and the freedom to explore the scientific topics that are of interest to you.

My students are fourth graders who learn about ecosystems, food chains, food webs, and animal adaptations to their environment as part of their science curriculum.

They love exploring the interdependence of animals within a variety of ecosystems, and learning about the diverse adaptations which have evolved in various species over time to make them better suited for their unique environments.

My Project

Owl pellets are fascinating to fourth graders. The digestive system of the owl is so radically different from that of mammals, the only system with which most students are familiar. Having the opportunity to read books and research Internet sources about owls, and then dissect their pellets, allows children to truly appreciate the miraculous adaptions of these intriguing birds of prey. Children always have a lengthy list of questions about the owls' diets, their sleeping habits, and their vision. They are curious about the information they have heard about owls in the past, and whether it is fact or just popular mythology.

These owl pellet dissection kits and iPad will enable my students to explore the world of animal adaptations and food chains in a hands-on, self-guided manner.

It will give them an appreciation for the subject matter which is difficult to develop from books and worksheets alone.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation • Best Buy for Business $499.99 1 $499.99
Owl Pellet Discoveries Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $78.28 2 $156.56
Zagg - InvisibleSHIELD HD for Apple®iPad®2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-Generation • Best Buy for Business $12.79 1 $12.79

Materials cost

$669.34

Vendor shipping charges

$27.66

State sales tax

$61.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$798.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.87

Total project goal

$939.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$939.15

3 Donors

-$76.00

Donations toward project cost

-$72.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$854.33

Match offers toward project cost

-$726.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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