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Paleoecology Using "Fossilized" Owl Pellets

Students wrok together to examine fossilized owl pellets. Using the pellets, they determine the paleo-environment based on what type of animals found the pellets. To end the instructional activity, they practice using a dichotomous key to determine the climate of where the predator lives.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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