We put on our scientist hats to explore some mysteriously wrapped lumps. We first explored how they felt, smelled and what they sounded like when we touched them. We had many predictions of what might be inside the mysterious packages- bread? a sponge? a rock?
What is it?
Hugo: A rock
Beatrix: A sponge
Astrid: I don’t know. Does it smell like a sponge?
Quinn: It feels like dirt.
Tara: I’m really good at this. Dried play-doh.
Roman: It smells like bread.
Meher: Honey bread
After opening the wrappings, we discovered owl pellets! We worked in small groups to sort through the fur and bones that owls spit out after eating their prey whole. We used a chart to hypothesize what creatures and part of the body these bones came from. We will continue discussing food webs, and how living creatures are connected within an ecosystem.
Roman: There will be blood!
Hugo: It’s hard. There are different kinds of bones and different kinds of things. I found a nail. Does it [the owl] drink the blood? I found a bone. I found one from a mole.
Tara: I found another bone! These are full of bones.
Eva: I just love digging and pulling.
Stella: This is so exciting. Is it alive? It’s better if you put it like this so you can see. I found a lot of bones.
Roman: We’re scientists. I like it. What animal is it from?
After we had completed our explorations, we shared further about what we found.
What did you find?
Hugo: Nails, teeth, bones
Celeste: I found a claw.
Astrid: I found two hip bones.