Most birds cannot chew their food, and owls are no exception as they tend to swallow their prey whole, bones and all. Use this unique opportunity to study an owl's diet in the comfort of your own home! An owl pellet dissection gives students a glimpse into the life of an animal they may never see in the wild. Pellets tell us exactly what the owl eats, where it is likely to roost, what small mammals live nearby, and even the relative proportions of those animals. Owl pellet dissections can build toward several NGSS standards across several grade levels.
Included in the kit:
- One owl pellet
- One set of gloves
- One digging tool
- Reading material about owl pellets