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Dr. Lewis from Channelview TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEMtastic Cougars Owl Pellets

My students need owl pellets to dissect in our classroom!

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher and the K-5 Science Content Leader in a Title I elementary school, I often times notice that our students are not exposed to science outside of the classroom. Over 70% of our campus is on free/reduced-price lunch, and often times we have students who are not capable of even having their parents supply their own school supplies.

Our school is located in an area that was hit and affected by Hurricane Harvey, but our students are actively coming to school eager to learn.

In my classroom I work hard to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable environment for learning and seek ways to make learning innovative. We have created a culture on our campus where our students actually look forward to the bus pulling up at their houses in the morning to bring them to school.

These kids will take advantage of any learning opportunity that is brought their way. Our motto at our campus is reach for the stars, and our students do their best to reach beyond them.

My Project

Hands-on learning is one of the best ways to teach life science. In Texas, one of our learning standards is to describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers.

To do this, we want to use owl pellets to teach the flow of energy.

One of the greatest advantages of using owl pellets to teach this concept is that students will actually get to see real life bones of animals and imprints of plants.

As a TRC teacher and a WeTeach_CS teacher affected by Harvey, I strive each and every day to find new innovative ways to engage my students in STEAM. Each student will have an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet and engage in hands-on learning.

Dr. Lewis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OWL PELLETS REPLACEMENTS PACK OF 15 • Frey Scientific $57.59 6 $345.54
OWL PELLET BONE SORTING CHARTS S/15 • Frey Scientific $11.96 1 $11.96

Materials cost

$357.50

Vendor shipping charges

$42.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.90

Total project goal

$512.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.66

2 Donors

-$226.88

Donations toward project cost

-$217.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

match offer

-$256.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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