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Mrs. Smith from Lake City FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Owl Pellet Dissection Experience!

Help me give my students an authentic STEM experience through dissecting owl pellets.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and excited to learn and grow. I have eighteen fifth grade students. We are an inclusion classroom which means we have students with IEPs and 504s.

We are in the process of building a classroom of growth and respect.

My students struggle but that does not hinder their determination, resolve, and willingness to learn and succeed. Together, we are building a growth mindset in which we can see our faults not as failures but as stepping stones to success.

My Project

My students are in need of an authentic hands on science experiences. The owl pellet dissection can be used to teach many science standards in a unique way. Students will learn about the diet of an owl and how it fits in as a predator and as a consumer in the food chain and it's environment. My students will get the opportunity to assemble the skeleton of the prey found inside the pellet. While assembling the skeleton of the small mammal, they will be able to compare the similarities and the differences between that skeleton and a human skeleton using the included charts that come with the project. I hope this project will teach my students the importance of the food chain and the predator prey relationships within an organism's habitat. I also want them to gain an understanding of how different organisms have adapted to their environment and that every organism has an important role.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT DLX CLASS KIT OWL PELLET • Frey Scientific $113.59 1 $113.59

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