Owl Pellet Dissection

Our October 11 WonderLab STEAM activity focused on OWLS and what they eat. Citizen Scientists from the JK Giraffes, PreK Honeybees, and Montessori Ladybugs (2pm dismissal) classes discovered what these nocturnal creatures eat by dissecting owl pellets and finding bones. By matching their discoveries of skulls, vertebrae, hip, rib, leg and shoulder bones to bone sorting charts, they learned about owls’ diets. So just what do owls eat? Lots of rodents (mice, moles, voles and rabbits), birds, and sometimes snakes!