Instructions

  • Make students wear plastic, disposable gloves. *Most important step since the audience will be dissecting something that was inside of an owl!*
  • Measure and note the shape of the pellet by tracing or drawing its shape
  • Place the pellet on a clean work space and using tweezers and/or needles, carefully break open the pellet and separate the bones, teeth, fur and other body parts from the pellet
  • Try to reassemble the skeleton and overlay it on a chart of birds or rodent skeleton