While we're on the subject of owls (see previous post if you missed it), Ms. Sta…

While we're on the subject of owls (see previous post if you missed it), Ms. Starchman's 3rd and 4th graders recently dissected owl pellets. Students were put into groups of two or three. Each group was given three owl pellets, a bone guide sheet and booklet, tweezers, two sticks with pointy edges, and magnifying glasses. Before and after students dissected their pellets, students wrote and drew their observations. Students took these home at the end of the day. As students dissected their pellets, they found many interesting things, including teeth, beaks, jaws bones, skulls, back bones, tail bones, an entire hand, lots of fur, and so much more. Students had a great time uncovering bones from the pellet and figuring out which animal they came from.


Dissecting Owl Pellets
While we're on the subject of owls (see previous post if you missed it), Ms. Starchman's 3rd and 4th graders recently dissected owl pellets. Students were put into groups of two or three. Each group was given three owl pellets, a bone guide sheet and booklet, tweezers, two sticks with pointy edges, and magnifying glasses. Before and after students dissected their pellets, students wrote and drew their observations. Students took these home at the end of the day. As students dissected their pellets, they found many interesting things, including teeth, beaks, jaws bones, skulls, back bones, tail bones, an entire hand, lots of fur, and so much more. Students had a great time uncovering bones from the pellet and figuring out which animal they came from.