IS3016-SGL Small Group Learning: Owl Pellet Dissection Lab Activity
Owls have a specialized digestive tract which helps them expel the indigestible parts of their prey in pellet form. Dissecting an owl pellet can teach students the concepts of food webs and food chains while identifying the small animals that are prey for the owls. The pellets are heat sterilized and individually wrapped.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS1.A; LS2.A; LS2.B; LS1.B
Performance Expectations: 4-LS1-1; 5-LS2-1; MS-LS1-4
Cross Cutting Concepts: Systems and System Models; Cause and Effect
Engineering Practices: Engaging in Argument from Evidence; Developing and Using Models
5 Owl Pellets
10 Dissecting Probes
5 Plastic Rulers
5 Hand Magnifiers
20 Nitrile Gloves
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.