Each year, as part of our annual study and care for raptors, the students in our class dissect owl pellets. In this way, they practice using scientific materials - magnifying glasses and dissection tools (plastic forceps and wooden picks). We also practiced using our "science eyes" as we tried to identify bones (both the type of bones and the animal they came from), and made careful sketches. Using our observation skills, we determined what each owl had for dinner.
I was impressed with how long and hard the children worked on this. Our students did a lovely job organizing the bones, fur, and feathers they found.