Owl Pellets

The last science class was an interesting one for sixth grade. They took apart owl pellets. Owls capture their prey and swallow them whole. The soft body parts are digested and used as food. The undigestible parts of prey are tightly rolled into an oval mass in the stomach of the owl and then regurgitated from the mouth as waste. The sixth grade took apart a pellet to determine what prey the owl ate. They collected the different animal bones and tried to put them back together and then used their math skills to graph the class results.

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