Northport K-8 second graders welcomed Hobe Sound Nature Preserve into classrooms to learn about different types of owls and their eating habits. The program Directors, Ms. Debbie and Mr. Traci, brought two live owls and owl pellets to the classrooms for students to inspect and dissect. Students became expert researchers as they picked, poked and prodded their way through the pellets. Students found mouse and rat skulls, bones, ribs, hair, jaw bones, teeth and hip bones inside the pellets. Students completed their scientific research by making sorting charts and aligning the specific bone to a diagram. This reseach offers second graders a unique opportunity to learn about food chains, natural history, bone structure and skeletal anatomy of rodents. Pictured is second grade teacher Denise Fields with two students.
Author: LYNNE Gruszka
Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist