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Owls: Top of a Food Chain

Although written for middle schoolers, there is no reason that a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader could not also learn about food chains through the dissection of owl pellets. After you introduce the topic, learners complete an owl research worksheet by visiting "The Owl Pages" website. Then, give explorers each an owl pellet to disassemble and sort through. The tiny bones are then glued onto an index card. A mentioned transparency of a vole skeleton is not included, but you can easily find one online to display for reference.

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Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 8th
Subjects
Biology
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Scientific Equipment
Year
2003
Included Materials
  • Activity
  • Worksheet