- Owl Pellets (I bought these when Home Science Tools had a coupon - the large pellets are great)
- Owl Pellet Examination Instructions (free PDF from Home Science Tools)
- toothpicks or a teasing needle
- my kids used forceps to help arrange their skeleton parts
- newspaper or something to cover the table
- bone identification charts (see below)
Free stuff for this project:
- There is some great information at The Secret Lives of Owls, including Bone Identification, Bird Skeleton, Mole Skeleton, Rat Skeleton and Skull Identification Charts. Note: there is a section on owl evolution.
- The Owl Pages is another great site for all kinds of information on owls.
- Do you want to experience owl pellet dissection without the mess (and it was kind of messy)? How about doing a Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection?