Friday, February 20, 2009

Whoo's in the Food Chain?

These two joined together to do their science fair project. Their title: "Whoo's in the Food Chain? Discovering the Diet of the Barn Owl." They dissected barn owl pellets (which can be ordered online) which, for those who have not done that before, is no easy task. These pellets are densely packed with bones, teeth, fur, and feathers from the small animals that are prey to the owls. They each dissected 5 pellets and then tried the best they could to identify which animal the bones came from - primarily the skulls. They determined that shrews and mice are the most popular animal in the diet of the barn owl. They did a fantastic job and got an honorable mention award.




5 comments:

Jennette said...

Well done Addie! That looks amazing. Seriously, you and your kids always come up with the most impressive projects and ideas. I'm just glad that you're ahead of me so that I can keep your ideas on reference for the future.

Diana said...

Whoah! That blows away any science project I saw (or did) as a kid!

Julie said...

Love the title. Very clever! Good job A.!

Ann Mitchell said...

YEAH, ADDIE! I DON'T THINK I WOULD TOUCH THE PELLETS---YOU'RE BRAVE!

Anna said...

Your kids are so stinkin' smart. What a cool project.