Friday, November 23, 2012

Owl Pellets

Something about the fall makes me want to connect with nature.  You may have seen my previous blog about, I'm into Owls...

I love to teach about owls and do so throughout the year.  We always read aloud "Owl in the Shower" by Jean Craighead George to bring to life the plight of the loggers vs. owl lovers in the western states.  It's a great books because it shows both points of well as the point of view of the owl.

Today we watched a few You Tube videos to show owls and owl pellets. This is a great one from - a nifty little website I stumbled across this weekend.

Next, I introduced how to dissect an owl pellet using the website KidWings.  This is a great place to find instructions, worksheets, well as a virtual dissection option.

I passed out the owl pellets and we went to town...notice, a few of my students chose to do it online rather than using the real owl pellets. I personally think it is a good idea to let kids choose which version they are more comfortable with and not make a big deal out of it!


I have several owl related products available for FREE or cheap on my TPT site.

Barred Owl Non-fiction (costs $1)

Another really cool thing I learned to do this weekend is create a QR code for my blog.  Scan it, and you can get to Science Gal on your Smart Phones!



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