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Nature Lab: Owl Pellet Dissection

Owl Pellet Dissection

Enjoy the best of both worlds bringing outdoor observations into the lab classroom. In this hands-on series, students develop science and technology processing skills by learning to use laboratory equipment and recording observations. Students apply the Scientific Method to draw data-driven conclusions from their outdoor field studies.  

(Grades 4 – 8)  

High school groups welcome.

Pre and post-visit materials available.

Discover the WHOOO and why behind owl pellets! Students are introduced to the biology and life history of owls while learning how to use dissecting instruments in the laboratory.  Students dissect owl pellets in the lab and use data to determine the habitat use of owls. 

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