Our Barn Owl Pellets are perfect to illustrate the nature of food chains and to demonstrate the role of predators in the ecosystem. Educational Innovations offers only Department of Agriculture approved, heat-sterilized (no odor) pellets. Owl Pellets are a natural educational tool. Introduce skeletal anatomy and the identification of prey with our Owl Pellets from the wild -- each unique in size, shape, and contents. Large Owl Pellets are 2 inches or longer. Medium Owl Pellets are 1.5 inches to 2 inches in length. Available in any quantity.
The Owl Pellet Classroom Set includes 15 of our Medium Barn Owl Pellets. Great for a class of 30, working in pairs, this complete educational set also includes an instructor's guide, 15 student guides, an 18 x 26-inch food web poster, 15 wooden dissecting probes, and a transparency of a vole skeleton (one of the barn owl's favorite prey). Kick off your next predators or ecosystem unit with some fascinating real Owl Pellets. Our Bone Sorting & ID Sheets make an excellent addition to this kit!
Educational Innovations sells only Grade A Whole Pellets.
Note: Lesson guides only in Classroom Set.
Owl Pellets are a natural product, and as such availability can be quite variable. If you must have your pellets for an event on a specific date, we recommend that you call in advance to check availability. This is especially true for larger orders.
Owl Pellets are available only to the United States and Canada.
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Apr 22, 2016 | By Wanda Bradshaw of Martinsburg, WV United States
Owner Response:I'm very sorry you are dissatisfied. We measure all our owl pellets and medium pellets should be between 1.5 and 2 inches. I suppose it's possible that smaller ones may have slipped through. If you received any that are smaller than 1.5 we will gladly take them back and send you larger ones at our expense.
Fun and Science!
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Great Learning Experience
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Owl Pellets a Treat
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What a great experiment!
Apr 4, 2013 | By Rebekah Lang of Norristown, PW United States
lots of skulls with mandibles!
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Owl Pellets were a success
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Amazing Hands-On Activity
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A mom who likes science
May 21, 2012 | By Jody Gosain of Wheaton, IL United States
Good size, good price
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Owl Pellets brought our owl study to life
May 16, 2012 | By Betsy of Simsbury, CT United States
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students dissect the pellets to observe patterns of what owls need to survive, bones and fur discarded in waste.
Students use evidence gathered from the pellets to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
Students collect data, analyze and interpret.
Students use evidence gathered from the Barn Owl Pellets to use in a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals and the palaces they live.
Students learn about the predator-prey relationships in nature.
Students use evidence gathered from the Barn Owl Pellets to develop models to describe in animals' food was once energy from the sun.
Students learn about the predator-prey relationships in nature including life cycle of prey.
Students dissect the pellets to observe to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and the fossil record to infer evolutionary relationships.
Students develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among the living and nonliving parts of the owl's ecosystem.
Students use large data sets (gathered from the dissection) and mathematical concepts to support explanations and arguments.
DCI-HS/LS1.C: Organization of Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
As matter and energy flow through different organizational levels of living systems, chemical elements are recombined in different ways to form different products.
Students use classroom data to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
Owls pellet dissection is an effective method to launch a mathematical representation to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.
Students use large data sets (gathered from the dissection) and mathematical concepts to support explanations and arguments with revisions.
Dissecting the owl pellets recovers the bones from prey. Students reconstruct the skeleton of the herbivores to identify and count prey. Use charts and research life cycles, energy flow charts, ecosystems and evolutionary links.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.