You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Smith is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$113.59

Vendor shipping charges

$13.63

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.04

Total project goal

$186.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.96

4 Donors

-$186.96

Donations toward project cost

-$158.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lake City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2355555],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4015259,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/owl-pellet-dissection-experience/4015259/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Smith","authorIds":{"2355555":{"owner":"Mrs. Smith","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4015259],"proposalHash":"-674077441","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2355555_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1531011908661","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":402556,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDc2NDQxMg==","NTU5NjY5MQ==","MjM1NTU1NQ==","NjM5MzU1Mw=="],"teacherId":2355555,"schoolCounty":"Columbia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}