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+ ward ' s science Page 1 Owl Pellets and Food Chains Submitted by: Lindsay D. Recommended Grade Level(s): Appropriate for: Grades 4 – 6 Time Requirements: Prep Time: 30 minutes Activity Time: 45 minutes Teaching Topics & Concepts: Food chains and owl pellet dissection. National Science Standards Alignment 5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the idea that matter that is not food (air, water, decomposed materials in soil) is changed by plants into matter that is food. Examples of systems could include organisms, ecosystems, and the Earth.] Materials: • Owl pellets • Owl pellet chart • Tweezers • Newspaper to cover table Background: Students will research the food chain of an owl. Students will be working in partners. Then they will dissect the owl pellet. They will analyze the owl pellet, and determine what the owl ate. They will compare the bones on the chart. Students will then com- pare their findings with another group. This content is being brought to you by the Ward's World, Science By You program. This program brings lesson and classroom activity ideas directly from science teachers around the nation right to you. From best practices to activities, Science by You offers inspiration for every subject and every grade level. Interested in sharing your own content? Learn how today. PMS200 Black 70% Cool Gray 10 Black Astra Regular get for free from dafont.com Safety • Wear safety glasses, gloves, and lab coat. • Use tweezers to dissect the owl pellets. • Wash hands after completing the lab. !

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