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The Owl Pellet. And The Owl. Whooooooooooo. Predator and Prey. Observations. Draw and shade the pellet. measure. Use centimeters to find the length. circumference. Use the centimeter side of the measuring tape. weigh. Use the scale to weigh the pellet in grams. Dissecting the Pellet.

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The owl pellet

The Owl Pellet

And

The Owl




Observations
Observations

  • Draw and shade the pellet.


Measure
measure

  • Use centimeters to find the length.


Circumference
circumference

  • Use the centimeter side of the measuring tape.


Weigh
weigh

  • Use the scale to weigh the pellet in grams.


Dissecting the pellet
Dissecting the Pellet

  • Use the tools provided to carefully pull apart the pellet





Using the chart
Using the Chart

1. Fill in the two columns “drawing” and “number of bones”.

2. Use what you know about bones to predict the function of the bones.

3. Do not fill in the column titled “actual function” at this time.


Definitions

Look up each word in the dictionary.

Read the definition carefully.

Select the meaning related to the body

Ulna

Radius

Femur

Scapulas

Vertebrae

Pelvis

Fibula

Mandible

Tibia

Definitions


Reference
Reference

Use the teacher supplied materials to check the actual function of the bones.


How well did you predict
How well did you predict?

  • Return to the chart.

  • Fill in the column titled “Actual Function”


Making a skeleton
Making a skeleton

1. Arrange the bones according to their natural position.

2. Check with other groups to see if they have extra bone groups that were not in your pellet.

3. Share


The owl pellet

4. Assemble the bones to make a skeleton.

5. Draw in any missing bones.



Make a food chain for the owl

Make a food chain for the owl.

What other animals could have interacting chains?


Review

Observe the pellet

Dissection of pellet

Predicted function of bone groups

Definitions

Reference materials

Make the skeleton

Food chain

Review