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Ms. Houston from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who...Whoo...Whooo... Is It? Owl Pellet Discovery

Help me give my students give my students owl pellets for dissection so they can gain a concrete understanding of a food chain.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school builds on strong character strengths in all students. Every child is given opportunities to show the characteristics individually and as a team. The students in my class are consistently asking questions, exploring, and discovering new things about the world around them. They all exhibit zest and invigorate one another to do their best and never give up.

My class consists of 30 inquisitive students at a time.I see all students in Kindergarten - 4th grade, however, this specific project only applies to my 3rd and 4th graders (167 students).

For the 167 of those students my class is something new and exciting and they all can't wait to learn something new. They are all eager to learn new things and share their findings with other teachers, family and friends.

My Project

My students study food chains and food webs in science every year. Reading about a food chain and seeing illustrations in a book gives them a basic understanding of the concept, but I want my students to have a thorough understanding of the way the predator/prey relationship works.

By digging in and dissecting an actual owl pellet then reassembling the skeletons they find inside, my students will gain a greater understanding of the interrelationships of living things on our planet.

This semi-gross yet cool, hands-on activity will give my students the ability to connect first hand what owls eat as well as keep them talking for days afterward.

Ms. Houston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Owl Pellet • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.80 85 $153.00
Dissecting Forceps, Economy, Plastic, 5 inches • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.12 13 $14.56
Carolina Owl Pellet Dissection Mat • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.66 1 $6.66

Materials cost

$174.22

Vendor shipping charges

$17.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.57

Total project goal

$263.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.82

3 Donors

-$259.41

Donations toward project cost

-$224.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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