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Mr. Mahoney from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What's Inside My Owl Pellet?

Help me give my students a chance to have a hands on experience dissecting owl pellets for our class study on ecosystem specific food webs.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The student body in my classes this year is truly a picture of inner city diversity. We have students from multiple social/economical backgrounds that all work together in a community structured environment. Thus creating a melting pot of personalities were they can share and express their ideas freely.

We are a classroom that is rooted in the belief of developing the whole child with a focus on the social emotional aspect of learning.

Of the sixty students in fifth grade, a near half of them have special needs. The students enjoy hands on science projects that allow for that allow for them to learn from discovery and exploration. For many of our inner city students having these hands on experiences is a once in a lifetime opportunity that they can take with them throughout their academic career.

My Project

For inner city students it can be difficult to visualize scientific concepts because they have very little real world exposure. With this project students will work in small groups to dissect their own owl pellets. This will provide students with a hands on experience where they will be able to discover and explore the different trophic levels found within an owl's ecosystem. This will tie into class study about biomes and more specifically how energy moves through these given biomes.

Picture the surprise on their face when they start to dissect the pellet and discover the skull of a vole.

For our students this will be unlike any science project they have done so far in school and hopefully it will instill the inquisitive nature that all future scientist have. Thank you for helping my students grow as learners and more importantly as scientist.

Mr. Mahoney
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellet Study Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.80 1 $64.80
Owl Pellet, Large, Pack of 15 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.60 1 $48.60
Dissecting Forceps, Economy, Plastic, 5 inches • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.17 15 $17.55
Hand Lens, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.62 2 $11.24

Materials cost

$142.19

Vendor shipping charges

$14.22

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.27

Total project goal

$221.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.81

1 Donor

-$221.81

Donations toward project cost

-$188.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.27

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$0.00

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