Overboard for Owls
Students will become researchers and scientists as they learn about animal adaptations with owls.
- Grades: 3–5
Students will take on the role of researchers and scientists as they learn about animal adaptations. They will research the adaptations of owls and culminate their learning by creating a skeletal structure from an owl pellet.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of animal adaptations by comparing and analyzing various adaptations.
- Students will evaluate the adaptations of owls by sharing our collected research and creating a written report.
- Students will understand the adaptations of owls through the analysis of an owl pellet.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Awesome Adaptations
Lesson 2: Ready to Research Owls
Students will create a skeletal structure of body parts wrapped inside an owl pellet. They will work in pairs to dissect a whole owl pellet and separate the bones from the fur of the pellet. Students will analyze the animal bones to determine the type of animal eaten by the owl.