Getting students’ hands dirty and really INTO science is the BEST way to motivate kids to learn! So I’m linking today’s post with my BBB Joanne for Sparking Student Motivation!
We ordered owl pellets again this year- the kids just love it, once they learn it’s not POOP! And honestly, it’s kind of funny when you think about how awesome the kids still think it is to find bones of dead rodents in a “hairball” …because it’s still pretty gross. 😛
We spent an entire week learning about owls through nonfiction texts and websites while using my OWLS Common Core Nonfiction Unit!
If you are planning on dissecting owl pellets, make sure you visit the website, KidWings! It’s very informative, and really cool the way the kids can interact with it!
Before dissecting the pellets, the kids had to learn about important vocabulary, how owls are different from other birds, and also how owls hunt, eat, and digest! We read Owls by Gail Gibbons as well as this very informative website for this info!