Meadow Village Fifth Graders are studying life science using a hands on method. Students discussed producers (plants), consumers (animals), and decomposers (bacteria and Fungi). To bring the idea home for students they were able to explore the contents of owl pellets. The students used tweezers to find bones of birds, voles, mice, and rats. Then students classified the bones found. Finally, they estimated the number of animals their owl eats in a typical day, week, and year! Imbedded in the learning experience students learned the importance of using safety gear such as goggles.