Large Owl Pellet
This was overall an good product. I thought that the actual size of the large pellets would have been larger. But they worked out perfectly. I used these as part of a summer science program to discuss food webs and energy transfer within an environment. They so met their purpose and I would recommend them to anyone.
July 5, 2013
Great Hands On Lesson
My second graders were so engaged in the owl pellets that lunch was no longer a priority. They spent over two hours focusing on the pellets and their finds. They were even trying to reconstruct the animal the owl had eaten. These were the best pellets I have ever ordered. Thanks for contributing to a day filled with hands on learning.
May 24, 2012
Perfect for intro to dissecting
Owl Pellets are perfect for an introduction to a student's first dissection. There is no smell and enough "yuck" factor to make the experience interesting and fun. Ordering "random" pellets allowed for class comparisons of the skulls found as well as predicting the possible habitats of the owls. Students also compared the bones of small mammals to humans allowing for assimilation while learning the skeletal system. Although, many of the pellets were the size described by Carolina, about 12% of the pellets ordered were half the size of what was ordered. (original price approx.$4 ea.) Thanks for the bulk pricing, Carolina; that saved me having to use the less than 4cm pellets.
May 6, 2012
We were using the owl pellets for a biology class for 3rd graders called "What is life" where we first discussed the characteristics of living things before the students were grouped in teams and each team received two different specimens... the students were asked to examine each specimen and to analyze whether the specimen is alive or not (or whether they are uncertain)... finally, the students were asked to report out their findings by choosing the specimen about which they had the most interesting discussions... and the owl pellets were among the most favorite specimens... although most of the students had no idea what an owl pellet is they easily realized that it must come from an living organisms...
April 30, 2012