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I wrote a grant that was funded by Donors Choose for owl pellets last September. It was the perfect addition to my unit on Food Chains & Webs. It was my first experience doing this activity and it was a huge success. We spent three days dissecting, sorting, identifying, graphing and diagraming.
I put the students in groups of 2. The students worked together and were so engaged in the activity. We found mostly mice and a few shrews and moles. Some pellets contained more than one skull. Make sure you stock up on gloves, sanitizer and wipes.
We sorted the bones and created a class graph on the types we found.
One patient student tried to create a skeleton...she wants to be a paleontologist or archeologist.
I think she is on the right track!!!
My students enjoyed this video...
warning the song will get stuck in your head!!!
Here is the company that I used, there are many places to order them:
All About Owl Pellets- fact sheet on Carolina.com
Pellets - ordering info on Carolina.com
I have a subscription to Superteacher and I used their sheets for the lesson.
They also have info on Owl Pellets and Food Chains.
Barn Owl Trust