Science is a HOOT!

Last week our upper grade classroom transformed itself into a science laboratory and our students became detectives.  The mission: to learn about an owl’s diet.  
Students worked in small groups to dissect owl pellets. What exactly are owl pellets? They are the regurgitated remains of an owl’s meal, including all the bones of the animals it ate (usually small rodents). 
Owls swallow their food whole, digest the edible parts, and then expel the indigestible parts through their mouth as a pellet. It might sound gross, but this was a science class that our detectives truly enjoyed! 
In fact, we would say, mission accomplished!