Science Content Standards:
Grade 7-Life Sciences- 5c How bones and muscles work together
to provide a structural framework for movement.
Grade 7-Investigation and Experimentation- 7b Utilize a variety of print
and electronic resources (including the World Wide Web) to collect information
as evidence as part of a research project.
7c Communicate the logical connection among hypothesis, science concepts,
tests conducted, data collected, and conclusions drawn from the
7e Communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports
and verbal presentations.
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Students need a basic background in using the Internet.
Interpreting data, making inferences, forming hypotheses, making predictions,
Effective use of Internet resources.
Skeleton notes, skeleton worksheet (labeling bones), quiz in The
Bone Zone, journal with hypotheses and comparisons of human, vole,
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page,
group research project
Hang a Halloween skeleton in the room to help the students learn the
bones. Play a bone bee(ie: spelling bee) or around the
world as the students name the bones that you point to.
Reconstruct a skeleton from the bones found in the pellet.
Extended research on the skeletal system or owls.
Discussion of the food web in connection to the owl pellets.
Peer teach the information to a younger class. (Owl pellets matches
the 4th grade CA Content Standards)
Presentations -PowerPoint or Hyperstudio, student created web page.
Gander's Academy, Owl Pellets www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/owls.htm
Offers an abundance of information on owls and a dichotomous key to identify
skulls found in the pellets.
Software: CD-ROM Owl Pellets: Studying Barn Owls and Other Predators
Owl Enterprises, PO Box 806, Winona, MS 38967