II. LIVE owls and introduction to how owls are adapted to their way of life
III. Owl pellet dissection
V. Questions and conclusions
- To understand the adaptations that owls have developed to better survive in their environment
- To understand the consumption and digestion habits and processes of owls
- To explore the contents of an owl pellet and identify different prey
- To learn about the role of owls in an ecosystem
NS.K-4.1; NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry
NS.K-4.3; NS.5-8.3 Life Sciences
Characteristics of organisms
Organisms and environments
Structure and function in living systems
Populations and ecosystems
Diversity and adaptations of organisms
L.OL.03.32 Identify and compare structures in animals used for controlling body temperature, support, movement, food-getting, and protection.
L.OL.03.42 Classify animals on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
L.EV.03.12 Relate characteristics and functions of observable body parts to the ability of animals to live in their environment.
L.OL.04.16 Determine that animals require air, water, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.
L.EV.04.21 Identify individual differences in organisms of the same kind.
L.EV.04.22 Identify how variations in physical characteristics of individual organisms give them an advantage for survival and reproduction.
L.EV.05.11 Explain how behavioral characteristics of animals help them to survive in their environment.
L.EC.06.23 Predict how changes in one population might affect other populations based upon their relationships in the food web.