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During ZooEd Friday our second graders had the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet.  At first, while removing the foil wrapper, the sounds emitted were groans and gags and I thought we’d need multiple trash cans.  BUT…once unwrapped…the discovering, dissecting, and discussion just FLEW! The excitement was palpable. Our young scientists discovered that Owls can’t digest things like bones, teeth and hair so those parts are formed into pellets and spit out.  The pictures show evidence of skulls, vertebrae, ribs, etc.  It was amazing to watch them carefully pull apart the fur to uncover the “treasures.” “This was the best day ever!” 

Ahhh…the fun of learning!
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Mrs. Velander, 2nd Grade Teacher