Owl Pellet Dissection Activity

Learn about owls and the food they eat through an owl pellet dissection activity! Your child will make an educated guess about what the owl ate by examining the bones in the owl pellet.

For this owl pellet dissection activity, you’ll need:

owl pellet (you can order this through a science education supplier)

owl pellet identification chart (search for this online or try this one)

dissection tools (optional, but you will probably at the least need a small, sharp pair of scissors)

gloves (optional; the owl pellets will often have been sterilized)

Directions:

Using your hands and the dissection … Read more

Acids and Bases Lab Activity

Today is a great day to introduce the concept of acids and bases to your child! In this activity, you and your child will combine an acid and a base and then watch the reaction.

For this acids and bases lab activity, you’ll need:

White vinegar (the acid)

Seashell or piece of chalk (the base)

If using a seashell, make sure it isn’t one you’re sentimental about!

Caution: Mixing strong acids and bases (like bleach) with other substances can be dangerous. I recommend sticking to the substances listed above.

Directions:

Put the seashell or chalk in a clear glass. Add … Read more