Hands-On Lesson in Food Chains

Hands-On Lesson in Food Chains photo

Fifth-graders in Karen Coyle’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School participated in a hands-on science lesson by dissecting owl pellets. Students learned that consumers in an ecosystem get energy by eating other organisms. They also learned that owls are tertiary consumers, which are at the top of the food chain energy pyramid and are generally not hunted or eaten for energy.