Wednesday, April 13, 2011

owl pellet

I love that my kids weren't grossed out when dissecting an owl pellet. Because really, there's a very good chance that at least one of them would have been. (I have to admit, I was half-fascinated, half-grossed out myself. I decided that they should take off their sweatshirts and pull up their sleeves after seeing all the "dust" that appeared when they started to pull it apart. And, I questioned the use of the kitchen table for this project. Oh well, too late.)

At first, they were concerned that they may not find any bones, and then, they screeched each time they found something. We printed out a bone identification guide and learned that we had found rib bones, hip bones, femur bones, jaw bones, and best of all, a skull. Sarah took the bones for show and tell the next day along with the guide that we highlighted to show which ones she was sharing.

Gotta love it.


  1. We are going to have to start calling you guys the "Poop Troop" Grandpop Carson

  2. I LOVE owl pellets!! Did you find one in your backyard? So lucky. Aunt Christine

  3. You never ceased to amaze me with your projects. When you open your school I will send my kids even if I have to fly them there every day.