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Animals: Barn Owls
These sites have information about barn owls, owl pellets, and the children’s book “There’s an Owl in the Shower.” Includes photographs, video, and audio files. There are links to eThemes Resources on spotted owls, food chains, and raptors.
This owl-oriented site has owl quizzes for elementary school children. Click on "Owl Quiz" for an age specific quiz about owls and other raptors. Click on "Another Quiz on Owls" at the bottom for a fun word scavenger hunt on owls. NOTE: This site contains Google banner ads.
This 16-page PDF contains a lesson plan on owls and teaches students how and why to study the pellets. Includes description of owl's prey, bone chart, skull identification key, pellet dissection data sheet, and more.
This is author Jean Craighead George's official site. Click on "Q&A" and scroll down for information about the book "There's an Owl in the Shower." For tips on writing your own children's story, click on the link "Writing."
These sites have information about spotted owls and their habitat in old-growth forests. Learn about the controversy between environmental groups wanting to protect the owls and the logging industry that wants to protect jobs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on barn owls and an eMINTS WebQuest on owls.
These sites have information about various raptors, including Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Bald Eagles. Many sites contain audio and video clips, plus a Web cam. Includes links to eThemes Resources on barn owls and spotted owls.
These sites are about food chains and food webs. Includes examples of webs and chains with animals from various biomes. Learn about consumers, producers, prey, predators, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. There is a short animated movie, online games, and suggested classroom activities.