August 23, 2007

Owl Pellet Dissection

We did an owl pellet dissection last week. It was so much fun! The kids really got into the project - I was surprised that it held their attention so long. You can see all of the pics here:


  • 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:



  1. hi,

    i loved doing owl pelets too when we did them in school!!nice pics.

    see ya

    <3 emmy

  2. Our kids did this years ago and I'm looking forward to completing it with the youngest when she's older. I never thought this study would be so interesting, either, but I know our kids were fascinated with trying to pick out exactly what they were seeing.

    Also, I love your new template--I enjoy earth colors. God's richest blessings to you as you continue your school year.