Type:

Other

Description:

This activity (page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into fossil hunting and identification. Groups of learners will sift through a commercially prepared owl pellet, looking for bone pieces that they will attempt to match to an identification chart and subsequently arrange into a rough skeleton. Learners use this exercise to consider how animal skeletons help researchers determine what kinds of animals live together in an ecosystem as well compare the bones they find to the bones in their own body. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Dinosaurs.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

owl,NSDL,Archeology,Biological science,About Inquiry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,bones,Animals,Social Sciences,skeleton,Upper Elementary,food chain,Anthropology,identification,fossil,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Life Science,General science,Informal Education,Biodiversity,Fossils,Formulating Explanations,paleontology,Middle School,Science as a Career,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926123709015T,Health/Medicine,Ecosystems,Natural history,pellet,Ecology,Skeleton,Classification,ecosystem,Earth system science,Conducting Investigations,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

Collections:

None
This resource has not yet been aligned.
Curriki Rating
'NR' - This resource has not been rated
NR
'NR' - This resource has not been rated

This resource has not yet been reviewed.

Not Rated Yet.

Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467