Owl Pellet Dissection

Last half term Group 2 studied predators and Tom from Group 4 kindly brought us some owl pellets to dissect!


At first the boys thought it was disgusting and smelly but quickly realised how interesting and exciting it was. The boys worked well to break up the pellets and discovered different bones from various small mammals. Some boys even managed to try and re-create the mice that they had found! Dillon managed to find 3 skulls in one pellet. That's one greedy owl!

The boys learnt about food chains and what owls eat. They learnt how owls digest food and regurgitate the owl pellets. Group 1 even got in on the action!