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Students Collaborate for Science Experiment

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Junior-Senior High School’s AP Biology students recently participated in the annual tradition of dissecting owl pellets with third graders from Centre Avenue.

High schoolers worked with their younger peers to identify the bones within each owl pellet and observed and touched real sheep brains. Owl pellets contain the bones, fur and other materials that owls are unable to digest after eating. Students used identification charts to make conclusions about the contents of each owl pellet. Possibilities included mice, rats, shrews, voles and birds.

This is the fifth year an AP Biology class and third graders from Centre Avenue have collaborated in a science activity. It is a great opportunity for the third graders to work in a science laboratory and participate in an experimental lesson.