Owl Pellet Inquiry Activity

This is an inquiry activity for second grade and up, and is used in conjunction with owl pellet sets. The owl pellets from Carolina Biological are excellent and come with extremely helpful materials to identify bones from different animals. Many different life science standards and scientific inquiry and application standards can be met using this activity, especially for fifth grade.



Jordan Seigler is a fifth-grade teacher at Charles Dickens School and has been teaching for seven years. Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in education, and is working on a master’s degree in instructional technology. She has taught all of the lower elementary grades, and is certified PreK–3 with a 4-5 endorsement. Jordan became a teacher after growing up in foster care and having excellent teachers who encouraged her and helped her achieve. She is also an alumna of Teach For America. When not teaching, Jordan can be found reading, playing video games, or visiting friends.