Owl pellet dissection

Work scientifically to dissect an owl pellet

Learning objective

To work scientifically and use evidence to identify what an owl has been eating.


During this 1-hour session, children work in small teams to carefully dissect an owl pellet. They then use identification key to work out what the owl had been eating, record the results and answer the scientific question.

Key information

One-hour session.

This is available for Key Stage 2 children.

The key focus for this is environmental science, specifically birds.