Friday, January 27, 2012

Dissection of the Owl Pellets

If you scroll down you will see we have been studying our third vertebrate, birds. We had an owl visit and the extended day children visited the Leslie Science and Nature Center. On our visit we were given some owl pellets to examine once back at school. Although we had read about owl pellets in a book, we always try to provide concrete, hands on experiences for the children.
We all put gloves on.
We then began taking apart the pellets. We found so many bones! Several teeny jaw bones with teeny teeth. We all discussed what animal this owl could have eaten.
Today we had the mouse bones on display in a glass case with a magnified clear top so the morning children could see the bones. This was a great experience!

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