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One of the many science projects we did at the end of the year was to dissect owl pellets. While is was not an actual standard for my 6th graders, it was a fun activity and we incorporated some writing into it as well.
If only you could see the looks on their faces when we first started this activity. They were freaking out! The teacher next door came over to see what all of the fuss was about – although he was laughing when he saw them!
If you’re interested in doing this activity, you can choose a free owl pellet dissection sheet here at TpT. We simply used spoons and unused pencils (and eventually they all dug in with their hands) to dissect. However, tweezers, toothpicks, and gloves would probably be better choices.
If you want to order the owl pellets yourself, you can get a set of six or a set of 20 – depending on how many students you have. I had six of them, so we were able to work in small groups.