I ordered the manual with the pellets and it was a great buy! There are so many illustrations and helps to identify the bones. We were like rodent CSIers with a cache of clues!
Eric is not officially in Biology with us this year, but who can pass up the opportunity to dissect Owl Pellets! I certainly couldn't!
Poor Anna, she was looking at the bones and yelled, "EWWwwwwwww gross, there is blood all over it!!" Well, actually that was from her nose, she had a bloody nose and dripped on the bones and the microscope area. Hence the ice on her neck!
I was really excited about how into this experiment my kidlets got! Books were passed, discussion was lively and we went from total grossed out to way cool learning!
We aren't done, the book said to try some that had soaked in water! I'll be back to show that tomorrow! Tony joined in on this ooey gooey experiment!