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Mrs. Castleman from Pineville MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Owl Be Learning Hands-On!

My students need the hands on experiences of dissecting owl pellets.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I love my students just as if they were my own children. As a teacher in a low income/ high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

Knowing that I am able to learn better and pay more attention if I am comfortable, I love to know my students are comfortable and feel at home.

My students are full of energy and potential. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the

My Project

This owl pellet discovery lesson will promote hands on lessons in the classroom. Students learn more when they are involved in hands on activities. These owl pellets will open up the opportunity for students to dive deeper into the unknown.

STEAM activities in the classroom have increased my students love for learning.

The materials included in the owl pellet kit will open a world of wonderment and amazement to my students. This will be the culminating lesson for our study of owls. Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are going to work or not. This activity requires no technology, thus allowing students to experience more than watching it on a computer screen.

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Mrs. Castleman
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellet Discoveries Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $85.50 1 $85.50
Large Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.24 12 $38.88
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Medium, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15

Materials cost

$140.53

Vendor shipping charges

$14.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.95

Total project goal

$219.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.64

1 Donor

-$219.64

Donations toward project cost

-$186.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.95

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$0.00

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