We are absolutely fascinated by owls! They are nocturnal, silent flying birds and we can’t help but want to find out more about them.
Whether you are exploring owls during the fall and winter or incorporating their life cycle into your spring science lessons, these beautiful creatures can be studied any time of year.
We make adorable crafts with our Snowy Owl Paintings and our little ones take pride when they take these masterpieces home to share with family. We get our creative juices flowing with our Owl Bookmarks. We even make fun O is for Owls crafts bringing literacy and crafts together.
(We have weekly Animal Alphabet Crafts that can be used to go with many different science and literacy lessons.)
So we can learn more about these majestic creatures, I’ve created Owls: An Animal Study. Our students can learn and research about our feathered friends in a scientific and hands-on way!
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Owls: An Animal Study
Your class will be engaged in this exciting hands-on experience learning all about owls!
This Owls: An Animal Study is perfect for science in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of intriguing science activities.
This animal study is great for your unit studies, kids craft activities, and homeschoolers!
Inside You Will Find:
-Science Lesson Plans for the week
-Definition Posters with photographs – 8 pages
-Owl and Hawk Venn Diagram Anchor Chart Pieces – 2 pages
-Owls and Hawks PowerPoint – 14 pages
-Owls and Hawks Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 14 pages
-Owls and Hawks Writing and Venn Diagram Worksheet – 3 pages
-Owls PowerPoint – 24 pages
-Owls Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 24 pages
-Life Cycle of a Barn Owl –3 pages
-Do I Have Teeth Sort (with real animal pictures) – 7 pages
-Do I Have Teeth Worksheet – 1 page
-Parts of an Owl Poster – 1 page
-Parts of an Owl Worksheet – 2 pages
-Owl Fact Book (2 versions included) – 3 pages
-Owl Research Project Craftivity – 3 pages
Getting the Owl: An Animal Study Ready
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
- Owl picture books such as these: Owls by Gail Gibbons, National Geographic Reader: Owls, Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, Exploring the World of Owls by Tracy Read, and Exploring the World of Owls by Tracy Read.
After you purchase this activity and download it, I recommend that you print these out on cardstock and laminate them so it can be used year after year.
This science resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a brief rundown of each component in the Owls: An Animal Study.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will complete different science activities about owls.
Students will compare and contrast the differences and similarities in owls and hawks, and animals that have teeth and do not have teeth.
Our littlest researchers enjoy labeling the parts of an owl and completing the lifecycle of owls.
When students are done at the end of the week they are able to show what they know by writing expository text in their Owls Fact Book or Owls Research Project.
Owl PowerPoint and Posters
There is a fourteen page PowerPoint that introduces students to owls using scientific photographs.
There are 8 different definition posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about owls.
Owls and Hawks PowerPoint and Posters
This unit also includes a fourteen page PowerPoint to help students understand the differences and similarities between owls and hawks. Real photographs are included in this activity.
Owls and Hawks Venn Diagram
Students will use cooperative learning to complete an owls and hawks Venn Diagram. They can also work on owl and hawk comparison worksheets to show their knowledge of these animals when finished. Everything you need to complete these projects are included in the unit.
Life Cycle of a Barn Owl
There are twelve pages of worksheets for students to complete to show their mastery of the topic. Students are able to better understand the owl life cycle with this craftivity.
There is also a template for students to color and cut out for the craft part of this activity.
Do I Have Teeth? Worksheet
Students will sort and talk about animals that have teeth and animals that do not have teeth. There are seven real photographs of animals for students to sort according to whether or not they have teeth.
When the lesson is completed, students show their knowledge by identifying which animals have teeth and do not have teeth on the worksheet.
Parts of an Owl
The unit includes a poster that labels the different parts of an owl. Upon completion of the lesson, students will have hands-on fun labeling the different parts of an owl on their worksheet.
Owl Facts Book
This owl fact book is perfect for our younger students that may not be quite ready for the research project.
This book will allow students to apply all they have learned during the week as their culminating project.
They will write out five different owl facts and illustrate each fact. For students that are pre-writers, there are five owl facts already written and students can illustrate each fact.
Owl Research Project Craftivity
If your students are ready for the challenge to complete an owl research project and do some simple expository writing, this craftivity is for them!
Students will research an owl’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can gain the experience of citing where they found their information.
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You and your students will have a hoot of a good time in the classroom with this Owls: An Animal Study.
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