A Closer Look at Owl Pellets

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South Bay fifth-graders in Mrs. DeCarlo’s class are studying owl pellets as part of their science curriculum. The class first learned that indigestible materials eaten by owls, including teeth, feathers, claws and skulls, are excreted in the form of pellets.

As part of the activity, the students were instructed to catalog their findings, much like an archeologist or museum curator. Pictured is Gianna Bruno, who worked hard to catalog her findings with care.

“It is so great to have the students experiencing some hands-on science,” Principal Joann Scott said.