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|Hands on science
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Edgewood Elementary School is an AMSTI school. AMSTI is the largest, most comprehensive, and most successful math and science initiative in the nation.
The students in third grade are engaged in the Human body kit. This lesson serves as proof that owls eat rodents and use this energy to survive. Owls excrete the parts of the rodent that they are unable to digest, leading students to infer that owl pellets are recycled in the soil. Using commercial owl pellets, students can try to identify the type of rodent eaten by the owl. Students are capable of creating a food chain based on prior knowledge: Owl-vole-grain or seeds-sun.