Owl Pellet Fun!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wow! The finale of our Owl Unit was owl pellet dissection. What an amazing time we had with our owl pellets this morning! Here are a few pictures. 
This is a picture of the kit that I had ready for each group. Each kit contained: tweezers, dissection sticks, gloves, ruler, one pellet, Dissection Form, magnifying glass and diagrams of various animals so students could identify which animal their owl ate.
 Here you can see me little investigators comparing their bones to the diagram.
 I had several mom helpers so there were only 3-4 kids/group.
We had the most amazing time, the kids LOVED it and really saw themselves as little scientists. The pellets were great, most kids had at least 2 skulls in each pellet! I highly recommend obdk.com (and I am not a paid sponsor, I promise).

As promised last week, I have combined all the activities from the 7-day Giveaway Event into one packet and just posted in to TpT. Click here to check it out! It is 50 pages of Owl fun! Whew! 

Activities Included:
-Anticipation Guide for “Owls” by Gail Gibbons
-Owl Vocabulary Book, Game Cards, Word Search and ABC Order 
-10 Page Math Journal
-Pellet Dissection Information and Recording Sheet
-2 Thinking Maps and Writing Pages
-Fact and Opinion Sorting Activity and Anchor Charts
-Guess Whooo??? Owl Craftivity

Stay tuned because in the month of December we will do it all again. I am still undecided on the theme of the next Giveaway Event but check back, I will let you know. 

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