Make Science Engaging for Young Students

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Students and Science

One hurdle many teachers face is keeping their students interested in science. Some young learners flock to the subject while others hold a great indifference for it.

Trying new ways to keep students engaged in the subject is your best bet to turn their indifference into a lifelong love. Engagement also ensures that your student’s grades will improve because they are actually paying attention and motivated. The key is picking the right activities to draw your student’s attention.

How to Engage Students in Science

Before you introduce a new activity, you have to understand which ones will work and which ones will simply bore your students.

Worksheets are not an engaging activity. Yes, it will keep them busy but it will not keep their interest. Nor will having them read aloud from the text and answering summary questions out-loud. Think of activities that will garner the results you want from the worksheet but that are hands-on.

Students learn best when they are able to engage with the subject physically or are able to problem solve. Here are a couple of examples.

Biology is one subject that students struggle with but it is a necessary to learn. Simply reading about the inner workings of any organism can be confusing. That is why dissection is a very popular activity in the science community. Once students have learned the fundamentals, they are allowed to see it up-close through dissection. There are various ways to explore the inner workings of an organism, such as through the dissection of an animal or its pellet.

Owls have a fascinating way in which they consume their prey. They swallow it whole and once it is digested, they expel a pellet that holds the bones of their prey. By opening up the pellet, your students can learn about the owls digestion as well as the type of animals they prey upon. It is the kind of hands-on activity that your students will love.

Purchase Owl Pellets for the Classroom

At Pellet.com we provide classrooms with owl pellets. It is a great activity that can keep students engaged in science and spark a life-long passion for the subject. For more information about our pellets, please look at our site or contact us via our online form.

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Make Science Engaging for Young Students

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On behalf of all of us at Genesis Inc, we would like to welcome you to our blog page for pellet.com. We will be utilizing this page to keep your informed about the happenings with our company as well as provide useful information concerning owls and owl pellets.

For now, we would like to take the opportunity to let you know more about our company and our pellets.

Over the past 25 years, we have been a provider of Owl Pellet Dissection Kits. We are a family owned business located in Washington State. Our pellets have been used all over North America for classroom exploration. Our pellets are a fantastic way for students to interact with science.

Why Study Owl Pellets?

Studying of owl pellets is an important part of science. Many birds cannot chew their food, owls included. The only choice is to swallow their food whole. Through owl pellets, we discovered that they do not have a crop like other birds, but a baglike organ used to store their food once it has been swallowed to be digested later. Once in the gizzard, the tissue of the prey is dissolved for nutrients and what we are left with is bone. The gizzard compacts all of this material in a tight pellet.

Other than how their digestive tract works, we also learn about the type of prey consumed by the owls. Which means we also learn about the type of prey that is available to the bird in a particular region. Since owls vary in size, you can see how the size of their prey will vary as well.

The pellets themselves will vary depending on the species of owl that produced them. Pellets range from furry and tightly compacted into an oval to loosely compacted and irregularly shaped. Depending on the pellet’s moisture, you can spot a fresh pellet to one that has been expelled long ago. If a pellet is moist, that indicates that it was freshly expelled. The longer is has been sitting out, the dryer it has become.

Order Owl Pellets for Your Classroom Today

There is so much to learn about these majestic animals. Watch your students become instantly engrossed in science by allowing them to work hands-on with this project. Order your owl pellets with us today.

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