Year 7 have been working hard on something new in science class: Ecology! They have been exploring food chains and the roles that different animals play in an ecosystem. To get a hands on look they recently spent a class dissecting locally sourced owl pellets.
By soaking these pellets were soaked in warm water and carefully dissecting, you can discover what the barn owls had been eating. Working in pairs, students found included shrew skulls, mole jaw bones and lots of small bones from mice!
Through this hands-on experience, the students were able to see first-hand the interconnectedness of different species in an ecosystem. It provided them with a unique opportunity to engage with the natural world and deepen their understanding of the complex systems that sustain life on our planet.
The science adventure continues!