During our topic about Woodland Animals, the children have been investigating what animals eat and recording it by drawing food chains. We were lucky enough to dissect owl pellets to discover what owls eat to survive. The children worked together using cocktail sticks to pull away the fur, searching for bones. They used an identification sheet to identify which bones they had found which included skulls (with teeth!), a spine, hip bones and leg bones of mice and voles. From this children were able to write down an owls food chain independently.
We had so much fun!