Mrs. Davis - 4th Grade Class
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Chapter 2 - Life Cycles
Owl Pellet Dissection
Materials: Owl pellet
1. Unwrap your owl pellet and place it on your paper plate. Using your iPad, take a picture before you begin and periodically throughout your dissection.
2. Use the forceps and wood probe to carefully break apart the owl pellet.
3. Place any bones that are recovered into the paper cup.
4. Raise your hand for an adult when you think that you have removed all of the bones from the other materials in the owl pellet.
5. After getting permission, dump the remaining materials into the trash.
6. Place your forceps and wooden probe in the correct container.
7. Begin working on your skeleton reconstruction
Owl Food Web
Bone Sorting Chart
Materials: Colored Construction Paper
Bone Sorting Chart (Website)
Animal Diagrams (Website)
1. Use the Bone Sorting Chart to identify and sort all of the bones found in your owl pellet.
2. Using the Animal Diagrams as a reference, place the bones on the construction paper to form the skeleton of the animal.
3. Glue the bones onto the construction paper.
4. Use your pencil to draw the missing bones to complete the animal skeleton.
5. Put a label on the top of the page telling what type of animal was found in the owl pellet.
6. Put your name in the bottom, right corner.
Early Finishers: Label as many bones in your skeleton model as possible. Remember, you don’t need to label every vertebrae or rib. See the animal diagrams to help your label your model.
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