Provide your class with an unforgettable, hands-on lesson on ecology and the food chain. Your students will dissect owl pellets to study the skeletal remains of this raptor's prey and, using a dichotomous key, identify the species consumed. With their findings, they will construct a food web, compiling a summary of the owl's diet in order to estimate the diversity of the prey available in the ecosystem. Grades 7-10.
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