Owls: Top of a Food Chain

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  • Aug 13 2010 9:47 PM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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This Science NetLinks lesson serves as proof that owls eat rodents and use this energy to survive. Owls excrete the parts of the rodent that they are unable to digest, leading students to infer that they are recycled in the soil. Using commercial owl pellets, students can try to identify the type of rodent eaten by the owl. Students are capable of creating a food chain based on prior knowledge: Owl-vole-grain or seeds-sun.

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Life Sciences, Science, Ecology & Ecosystems

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