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Adaptations Explorations: Owls

from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Owls are remarkable birds and serve as an incredible model for your students learn about form, function, and adaptations! Leishawn Spotted Bear will make these concepts come alive using interactive activities and the Museum's outstanding bird collection. Young students (K-2nd) will focus on basic needs and physical characteristics, while older students (3rd-5th) will discuss adaptations in more depth. Both programs feature an owl pellet dissection. Kit will include 11 owl pellets.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $140.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00
By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $140.00

*Due to shipping costs, schools outside of the United States will be provided with a list of materials to gather for their program rather than a kit being mailed to your school.

Teachers/coordinators must visit www.connect2texas.net after registering on CILC to complete reservation process.



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:


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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Booking Information

Our programs are designed for group of 30 students maximum.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for cancellations due to weather or technology difficulties. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX
United States

Let the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History come to you! You
and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Museum’s team
of experts without leaving your campus! Utilizing interactive distance
learning in the classroom, your students can explore science and history
with Museum curators, staff and special guests. These 50-minute
sessions correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards.

To register
for a program, please go to www.Connect2Texas.net and
click on Events.  Available programs are listed by date and time but you
can narrow down the search by selecting Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from
the program filter. If you would like to request a program on a specific date
and time, email distancelearning@fwmsh.org or call (817)255-9472.

Anne Santana

Program Details


1. Program begins with quick survey of students' prior knowledge

2. We'll examine 4 different owl species, looking at similarities and differences between specimens.

3. Leishawn will discuss the following adaptations, using our collection:
bone structure
wing design
skull design and senses
diet as it relates to ecosystem

3. Your students will observe one of our live owls
4. We will begin an owl pellet dissection with your students. We encourage you to continue with the dissection after the program ends.

Please note: This program has been created for individual classroom interaction. Program maximum is 30 students per session.


Students will share their prior knowledge about owls.

Students will develop an understanding about specific adaptations of owls.

Students will dissect an owl pellet, making observations of what they see.

Students will identify different bones from the owl's prey.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Life Science
NS K-4 C:
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
• The characteristics of organisms
• Life cycles of organisms

As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of
• Structure and function in living
Reproduction and heredity
• Regulation and behavior
• Diversity and adaptations of organisms

State Standards

1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, .6.2, 7.2, 8.2 The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations

1.4, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, .6.4, 7.4, 8.4 The student knows how to use a variety of tools and methods to conduct science inquiry

1.9, 2.9 The student knows that living organisms have basic needs

1.10, 2.10. 3.10, 4.10, 5.10 animals have structures and processes that help them survive within their environments

8.11 interdependence occurs among the living systems