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

It's Gross! It's Cool! It's Owl Pellet Time!

My students need these owl pellets, gloves, tweezers, and curriculum.

  • $170 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so blessed to be able to work with my 4th graders. A typical day in our classroom is spent working toward our goals to master the material and have fun while we do it!

My students are very active 9 and 10 year olds.

Many of my students come from families where parents are commuting great distances to provide for their children. We have many free and reduced lunch families that attend our school, and have many that also need support for the basics of food and shelter.

My Project

Every year I like to bring our science curriculum alive for my students. I am hoping to have my students dissect owl pellets this year to be able to show them real life examples of a food chain and food web. It's one thing to read about it in books, but it would make a big impact to be able to have them physically dissect an owl pellet. Thank you for your help.

This project will improve my classroom by allowing my students to physically dissect an owl pellet, using gloves and tweezers.

They will be able to make connections with our world and how science directly links to us (rather than being an abstract concept). Please consider making a difference and helping our class.

Mrs. Summa
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pellets Barn Owl Pellet, Small (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $34.20 2 $68.40
NewPath Learning 94-7006 "Owls and Owl Pellets" Bulletin Board Chart Set (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Delta Education Plastic Forceps (Pack of 15) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Owls • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Ammex VPF Vinyl Glove, Medical Exam, Latex Free, Disposable, Powder Free, Medium (Box of 100) • Amazon Business $3.90 1 $3.90

Materials cost

$102.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.36

Total project goal

$169.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.07

1 Donor

-$72.00

Donations toward project cost

-$72.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$84.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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