“An Owl Pellet Investigation” Resources

If you’re using ourDissecting the Food Web: An Owl Pellet Investigation,” here are some additional resources to make the most of your kit!

Lesson One: The Food Web

Owl Pellet regurgitation

Lesson Two: Digging into Owl Pellets

  • Reflect on the dissection by having students or groups compare their findings. What can the different contents of an owl pellet tell us about the owl or its habitat? What are the limitations of what a pellet can tell us? What else would you need to know to make better predictions about the owl and its habitat?
  • Develop other scientific literacy skills with the curriculum books Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12 and, for high school classrooms, Birds Without BordersDownload a free sample lesson or purchase you own book.

Lesson Three: Predicting Prey

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