Last Friday Year 2 investigated what types of food owls eat by dissecting some owl pellets. Here is a description of how Zircon class undertook the task.
Our science topic this term is ‘Animals, including Humans’. We are exploring food chains, and finding out about the basic needs of animals for survival, including diet.
Owls are unable to digest the fur and bone of their prey, which they usually swallow whole. The indigestible parts are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak) in the form of an owl pellet.
We carried out an investigation today, dissecting owl pellets to find out more about owls’ diets, recording what we observed and what we found. The children were free to carry out their investigation in their own way. They not only worked incredibly sensibly and carefully, but they also chose to work scientifically, using rulers to measure the dimensions of the owl pellet, and taking careful notes of what they observed before they started dissecting.
They had to work incredibly carefully as many of the bones they found were delicate. Cocktail…
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