Mrs. Menzel's 5th graders became diet detectives as they carefully dissected owl pellets. They are the compacted, regurgitated, non-digestible remains of what the owl had for breakfast, lunch, supper, after school snack, whatever. After learning exactly what owl pellets are, what they're likely to contain, and how that information can help us learn more about these fascinating critters, we were ready to roll! The students did a terrific job of gingerly taking apart the pellets, separating, identifying and organizing the "goodies" they found. After analyzing all the data the students came up with some reasonable inferences. All-in-all,a great day in Science!
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