This terrible pun was inspired by Sprite and his owl project which is almost finished. Yeah! His enthusiasm was sparked by the opportunity to dissect owl pellets. I have been putting this activity off for some time but Sprite was beside himself with excitement at the mere thought of doing it and just in case it inspires you too here are just a few of the pictures we took of the whole process. Please note however, that because of the gross factor I had to take off part way through and Crush abandoned his dissection completely so you may want to skip the photos!
|They used tweezers and tooth picks to separate the bones from the fur.|
|Here you can see some bones making an appearance.|
|These are some of Sprites skulls -he had quite a collection by the time he had finished.|
|he was able to use a flow chart to identify the prey that the owl had eaten|
|...finally he used this chart that we got form the internet to place all the bones and he stuck it all onto a mini blackboard so we can hang it on the wall in our classroom cum dining room. Great!|
|Sprite then used this information sheet to identify the owls prey.|
Photos of the completed project will ensue, God willing!