My students are amazing and excited to learn and grow. I have eighteen fifth grade students. We are an inclusion classroom which means we have students with IEPs and 504s.
We are in the process of building a classroom of growth and respect.
My students struggle but that does not hinder their determination, resolve, and willingness to learn and succeed. Together, we are building a growth mindset in which we can see our faults not as failures but as stepping stones to success.
My students are in need of an authentic hands on science experiences. The owl pellet dissection can be used to teach many science standards in a unique way. Students will learn about the diet of an owl and how it fits in as a predator and as a consumer in the food chain and it's environment. My students will get the opportunity to assemble the skeleton of the prey found inside the pellet. While assembling the skeleton of the small mammal, they will be able to compare the similarities and the differences between that skeleton and a human skeleton using the included charts that come with the project. I hope this project will teach my students the importance of the food chain and the predator prey relationships within an organism's habitat. I also want them to gain an understanding of how different organisms have adapted to their environment and that every organism has an important role.
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