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Desktop Science - Owl Pellets NGSS

  • DESKTOP SCIENCE: OWL PELLETS
    Item #: DTS-100
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  • DESKTOP SCIENCE: OWL PELLETS ADD-ON
    Item #: DTS-105
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  • The Teacher's Guide is only provided with the full kit DTS-100.
A safe new way to bring hands-on science to your students!

Description

Introducing DESKTOP SCIENCE: a safe new way to bring hands-on science to your students! Whether you're teaching face-to-face or remotely, our Desktop Science kits provide you with a simple, economical way for students to explore science with minimal risk of COVID-19 contamination. Each kit contains enough individually pre-packaged materials for 10 students, plus a separate Teacher's Guide with instructions. Our Add-on kits contain additional pre-packed materials for five more students.

DESKTOP SCIENCE: OWL PELLETS (DTS-100) contains one Teacher's Guide, plus 10 sealed packets with student worksheets, owl pellets, hand lenses, forceps, pairs of gloves, and glue. $49.50

DESKTOP SCIENCE: OWL PELLETS ADD-ON (DTS-105) contains 5 sealed packets of each: student worksheets, owl pellets, hand lenses, forceps, pairs of gloves, and glue. $27.75

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. Introduce skeletal anatomy and the identification of prey with our Owl Pellets from the wild -- each unique in size, shape, and contents. 1.5" to 2" in length

Owl Pellets are available only to the United States and Canada.

NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

K-LS1-1

Students dissect the pellets to observe patterns of what owls need to survive, bones and fur discarded in waste.

3-LS3-2

Students use evidence gathered from the pellets to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-S&E

Students collect data, analyze and interpret.

K-ESS3-1

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.

2-LS4-1

Students learn about the predator-prey relationships in nature.

5-PS3-1

Students use evidence gathered from the Barn Owl Pellets to develop models to describe in animals' food was once energy from the sun.

5-LS2-1

Students learn about the predator-prey relationships in nature including life cycle of prey.

MS-LS4-2

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.

MS-LS2-3

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.

MS-S&E

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.

HS-LS2-6

Students use classroom data to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

HS-LS2-4

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.

HS-S&E

Students use large data sets (gathered from the dissection) and mathematical concepts to support explanations and arguments with revisions.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

K-ESS3-1
3-LS3-2
5-PS3-1
MS-LS4-2

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.

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