What Do Owls Eat? Podcast Episode #9

Podcast Show Notes

Nature podcast for kids. Learn how to investigate what owls eat.

Eastern Screech-Owl – All About Birds

Burrowing Owl – All About Birds

Great Horned Owl – All About Birds

“Laser Groove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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:

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Transect Ecology Activity

Get your child outside with a hands-on transect ecology activity! Using only yarn and their eyes, your child will discover living things in their environment.

For this transect ecology activity, you’ll need:

yarn

sticks (optional)

magnifying glass (optional)

Directions:

Find an outdoor area that has a variety of natural objects so your child can see different plants and/or types of ground. A manicured lawn is not an ideal location for this activity.

Caution: Scout the area for poisonous plants or other dangers before continuing.

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What Are Examples of Mutualism?

Podcast Show Notes

Nature podcast for kids. Learn about organisms that use mutualism, and then make a definition for mutualism.

Pictures of lichen

“Laser Groove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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