Wolf Ridge

Owl Pellet Dissection


Animal Ecology
| 4th Grade - Adult
| Evening 1.5 hrs
| Easy

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This activity offers a chance for students to dissect sterilized Barn Owl pellets. Each pellet contains a small mammal skeleton that students reconstruct, glue on cards and bring home to parents. (They love it, we promise.)

Outcomes

Upon completion of the Owl Pellets Dissection evening activity, students will be able to:

  • Understand the role and adaptations of owls in the ecosystem.
  • Understand the concept of a food web.
  • Dissect an owl pellet.
  • Identify small mammal skulls and bones using a bone identification chart.