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Mrs. Oliveira from Waipahu HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Study an Owl's Regurgitated Food!

My students need owl pellets for them to study in class, a review game to help reinforce what we have learned, and a visual model of the bones we will be finding.

  • $153 goal

This project expired on September 14, 2010.

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My Students

My students accomplished and learned things this year that many said was not possible or that there was no need for them to learn about science.

My students are in a fully self-contained special education program and range from 9-11th grade.

This year with the birth of our new small learning community model, I was adamant that my students needed to learn science skills. Previously, they were only taught math and English, as well as workplace readiness skills; as our students will only receive a certificate of completion instead of a diploma when they graduate from our program. Even though we were workplace prep centered,I knew how important it was to bring science into the classroom so that my students were exposed to the world around them. Many were critical of this approach and thought that my students wouldn't be able to comprehend science material or that I was focusing too much on academics when we should have been doing job readiness skills. With the support of my administration, we moved ahead and my students began to show that not only wanted to learn, but that they COULD learn.

My Project

After a year of teaching science, my students have not only learned over 45 benchmarks, but they have also mastered those benchmarks with a 95% average. My students love science and I love teaching it. They have become more inquisitive in their daily lives, but they have also begun connecting what we learn in the classroom to what goes on in the world around them. Next year, I hope to allow for them to explore the world of science even more. By getting these owl pellets and kits, I will be able to do that. We will learn how to sort and classify, how to set up labs in a scientific format, how to ask questions and find the answers, and also be able to learn about the animal kingdom, predators, prey, and more. This will expand my students' knowledge and allow for them to connect with the natural world around them.

Due to limited resources and cut funds to our schools, it has become increasingly harder to provide exciting and engaging learning experiences for my students to explore different science topics and make connections with the real world.

These science resources will provide us with the opportunity to do this.

Mrs. Oliveira
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Predator and Food Chain Bingo • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.55 1 $26.55
Owl Pellet Study Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.75 1 $60.75
Pellet Palate Poster • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.25 1 $13.25

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