Year 3 - Owl Pellets

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14 September 2020

Year 3 have learnt all about food chains and have focussed on food chains which included owls. The children learnt that owls are apex predators and usually eat small mammals such as mice, voles, rats and shrew. The children also learnt that parts of their prey, such as bone and fur, are not able to be digested by an owl. This means that an owl regurgitates these parts of their prey into something called an Owl pellet. Year 3 took part in their own dissection of owl pellets! They used a key to classify the bones they found in the pellet and learnt how to present their findings of scientific enquiries. The children were shocked at how many bones were in each pellet!