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OWLS
http://kidwings.com/virtual-pellet/ (a virtual owl pellet dissection activity)

Owl Pellet Collector - Dirty Jobs (listed as "owl vomit collector")

www.owlpages.com (this site was recommended by our presenter, Dr. Duncan)

www.naturenorth.com (this site was recommended by our presenter, Dr. Duncan - he suggests scrolling to “The Great Grey Owl”)

Visit the IBL - Owls page of this wiki for many more links related to owls and to see the owl inquiry work of our grade 1 - 2 students.



Yes we did! We dissected owl pellets and found bones (including ribs, skulls, pelvis bones) and lots of fur! All in all, an amazing time! Way to go, grade 3 & 4 students... Super job of meeting expectations during this activity!
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(adapted from Ms Dent's 2010 version of Comic Life instructions)


ANIMALS & HABITATS WEBSITES/LINKS
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/ (search for animals – shares info about animals and habitats; pictures and video)


http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/habitat/# (play a quick game of “MSB’s The Great Habitat Match-up Game; learn what a habitat is and that nearly extinct animals need their habitats protected; match 5 animals to their habitats and learn facts about them)


http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/habitats/


http://www.discoverycenter.org/curriculum/Living/liv_inter.htm#animals (lots of links to interactive animal-related sites)


BIRD BEAKS ~ ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
Shapes of Bird Beaks


OTHER ANIMALS
National Geographic - Creature Features (search for animals – shares info about animals and habitats; pictures and video)

Switch Zoo (learn about animals and their habitats, make new animals, and more; thanks for the link Mr. B!)

National Zoo's Web Cams (check out the live web cams at this zoo in Washington - cheetahs, otters, leopards, and many more!)

BBC's Nature Wild Facts (find quick facts about a variety of animals - search alphabetically)

Discovery Animal Planet - Wild Animals A-Z (search by type [e.g. bird, mammal] and then by animal)

Be sure to visit the KidLinks - Science page of this wiki (scroll down to Living Things or Habitat & Community)

IMAGES/PICTURES
http://www.arkive.org/ (these images are available for internal private educational use by teachers and students - in lessons, presentations, school projects, etc.)

http://www.pics4learning.com/ (a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students - thousands of images donated by students, teachers and amateur photographers; permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection)

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/index.htm (a maximum of 50 clipart items may be used in any non-commercial, educational project [report, presentation, display, website, etc.] without special permission; the use of more than 50 clipart items in a single project requires written permission from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) at USF; credit FCIT whenever a resource is used; if incorporated into a website, a link to http://etc.usf.edu/clipart must be included on your site)

WHO AM I?/GUESS WHO? ~ ANIMAL RIDDLES

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(use this document for the assignment)