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Students Check Over Owl Pellets with a Fine-Tooth Comb to Find Rodent Teeth.

Owl pellets are the indigestible parts of the prey that owls swallow whole. Owls then cough these parts up before being able to swallow their next victim.  Students were fascinated to see what kind of creatures owls eat by pulling apart the tiny fur and feather balls. Inside, students found all kinds of bones and skulls of small rodents. This project not only used science and literacy skills, but also math skills, as the students created a graph of the most popular animals found in the pellets they dissected. Needless to say, this experiment was a hoot!

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