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Owl Pellets NGSS

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  • Medium Owl Pellets
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Available individually or in a complete educational Class Set.

Description

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" to 2" 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" 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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Owl Pellets
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Not happy. I ordered the medium ones but they are very small. I would hate to see your small ones!!!
Wanda Bradshaw
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.

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Fun and Science!
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Had a wonderful time exploring and hypothesizing what animal the owl had for dinner with my Preschool class. There were plenty of bones and skulls to find and observe.
Tammi VanAlstyne

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parent
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Owl pellets were perfect for a science party. The kids all enjoyed dissecting them and figuring out what the owl had eaten!
Kathy Burnett

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Great fun
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Great pellets! My students loved the booklets that came along with them. The poster and diagrams that were included were really informative and helpful when the kids were identifying each bone. They helped with vocabulary a lot. Each pellet was full of bones and each child could rebuild an entire vole to really see the food web in action.
Rebecca

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Owl Pellets
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Every pellet I purchased offered up surprises for a group of 28 pre-schoolers today. My order came quickly and I will definitely order from you again.
Susan Thompson

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Owl Pellets
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Shipped within a reasonable time. Nice size pellets. Perfectly gross!
Melissa

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Great!
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Everything was great! The students had such a great time with the owl pellets. I will be ordering this again.
Jamela Robledo

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Awesome!
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I will order these again next year. There were so many different bones and other artifacts that my students discovered. Very engaging for kindergarten!
Kim Post

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Great product, great service
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Subject line says it all! Great product, timely delivery; the kids really enjoyed finding all the skulls and identifying the bones they discovered in their pellets! :-)
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Great Learning Experience
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My 4th grade students were thrilled with this experiment! At first they were terrified since they did not know what a pellet was made of. Some thought pellets were "owl poop" and others thought it was "owl throw-up" and all cringed at the thought of "dissecting" these. The educational materials, while too in-depth for our age kids, were very informative and helped jump start a lot of great discussions. The skull diagrams helped students identify their bone specimens as well. Many of our students found multiple skull and jaw fragments, which was way more exciting than they thought it would be. The smaller bones were harder for them to identify, thus not "as fun," but they spent a lot of time pouring over the one skeleton diagram to see if any of bones matched and what the proper names would be. It was a great project to use in our class to wrap up our unit on Vertebrates and bones in general.
Christine D

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Good find!
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We bought these owl pellets after our son had a blast in science class and wanted to dissect more. We found the price to be good, and in the first pellet he found an amazing bird skull, fully in tact. It was worth the shipping!
Monica U.

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Owl Pellets a Treat
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I was teaching a summer camp about owls for 4-6 yr olds and wanted to dissect owl pellets. These pellets were full of bones and skulls. Perfect for an exploratory lesson.
Stasia Smith

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loved it
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My students and I loved the owl pellet classroom kit. It gave great background information and we appreciate that the pellets were not particularly smelly!
Shannon Sands

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What a great experiment!
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Our teachers and students really enjoyed dissecting the owl pellets. The hands-on learning experience was just perfect for our afterschool program. Thanks!
Rebekah Lang

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lots of skulls with mandibles!
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Great size pellets! lots and lots of bones
jordan

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Excellent
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We ordered over 100 of these pellets for our 6th grade classes, and they were all a uniform size, and were filled with rodent remains! The students were thrilled and learned a plethora about the diets of Barn Owls and food chains in general.
Freidrich

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fast delivery
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I ordered owl pellets for my classroom. They were exactly what I wanted and arrived in less that a week. I just ordered more for the whole 4th grade team!
Margaret Callaghan

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Mom
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My son had HOURS of educational fun on a rainy Saturday morning!
JM

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Owl Pellets were a success
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Owl pellets and provided materials made a successful activity for our campers.
Rutgers Gardens

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Owl Pelletts
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They were very very small, and none were even remotely the same size. They continued to decrease in size despite how small they were to begin with.
Anonymous

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Cool dissection!
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This is one of the most interesting things my children have done in over 11 years of home schooling! Well worth the very small investment!
Kandyce Sorensen

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Owl Pellets
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Students are fascinated at the small bones and skeletons they are able to construct from the pellets. This is such an important area of science: the food chain, the principles of ecology, animal structure and function, skeletal anatomy, and natural history. Hands-on learning is essential in my special education classroom.
Donna Bianco

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Amazing Hands-On Activity
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Young taxonomists are enthralled by what they find in their owl pellets and highly motivated to use the key to determine which animals parts they have discovered. One of the best hands-on learning experiences we provide to our students.
B Lewicki

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Science Facilitator & Instructor
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My students were beyond amazed at the various items consumed. Not only did it bring relia to our on-line interactive owl pellet dissection,it truly brought the food chain to a whole new level!!
Lisa Dizengoff

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Owl
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Worked great with my second and fourth grade students.
Dan Funke

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A mom who likes science
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The owl pellets were a great way to teach my seven year old about sorting bones and making a good guess which animal the bones were from. The ID chart was easy to use for a mom and kid.
Jody Gosain

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Good size, good price
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I use this product for both my forensic science and anatomy classes. My students learn a good deal about skeletal structure...once they get over the owl puke factor.
Bruce Karpe

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Totally fun
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The kids really enjoyed these Owl pellets. Along with the identification sheet they were able to take apart the pellets and match up the bones I discover what they're Owl had for lunch. They had a great time which is the perfect way to learn
Kasi Blanton

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Owl Pellets
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Teaching High School Biology you would think that these would be "too young" for my students, but they love this lab. The product is excellent - most if not all the pellets have very good skulls and multiple other bones. Incorporating this lab into an animal's niche instruction has been excellent.
Eva Hansen

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Taxonomy
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Owl pellet are a great way to teach taxonomy.
Mike Cable

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Owl Pellets brought our owl study to life
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My Pre-K class was fascinated by the owl pellets. They used tweezers to pick them apart. We spent time identifying the bones we found, and this led to a study of owl prey.
Betsy

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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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