Life Cycle - Natural Environment (2B)

PROBLEM: Can one determine what the food chain of an owl is?


MATERIALS: owl pellets, fork, styrofoam meat tray, microscope or hand lens

PROCEDURE: Place the pellet on the meat tray and carefully separate the fur from the bones. Look at the fur under the microscope and draw what you see.







Look at the bones with your microscope or hand lens and see if you can determine some of the bones.  Record what types of bones you see.


Look at the skull of the critter. Does it look like any of the pictures below. Circle the one it looks like. Can you guess what the animal the owl ate looked like?


CONCLUSIONS: What is the food chain of this Great Horned Owl?

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