I told the kids that we would be dissecting owl pellets. The word dissect brought great excitement.  I ordered them through my favorite spot Home Science Tools. They have everything a science loving family could desire at fantastic prices.  The pellets came in along with the informational lab sheets.  At first when the kids realized exactly what an owl pellet was they were a bit put off. The gross factor quickly ended when they found the first skull. Then they were all in.  They set for hours shifting through seeds, bones, skulls and hair. The next day after cleaning the bones they connected them to try to discover what poor prey had been selected for our owls meal.  The low-cost of the pellets along with the amount of fun experienced made this one of the best activities of the year.

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