North Woolmarket Owl Pellet Lab

So what do owls like for dinner? Well, the sixth graders at North Woolmarket Middle School might be able to tell you.
Over 80 sixth graders dissected owl pellets inside the school’s cafeteria this afternoon. The students learned about the predator-prey relationship by examining the indigestible remains of animals owls had eaten.
By filling out a bone chart, students reconstructed and identified the animals the owl had consumed. “Using teamwork to dissect it and just doing it together is the fun part about it.” “Its regurgitation of owls, what they cannot swallow as in bones, feathers.” “What we found is bones, like jaws and stuff, and a head.” “It’s a bit gross.”
These students have been studying different types of owls and will be doing a research project on their life cycles.

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