- 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?
i loved doing owl pelets too when we did them in school!!nice pics.
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.ReplyDelete
Also, I love your new template--I enjoy earth colors. God's richest blessings to you as you continue your school year.