This wonderful "Owl Research and Dissection Unit" is a great source to make your class investigation fun :0). I wanted to create something for my class that would be an alternative to a Fiction Book Report "Dodecahedron". It turned out awesome!!! This unit provides work pages that would encourage your students to research about owls. You can gather the facts from any resources. I had stories printed out from Enchanted Learning. This way I was able to cover reading comprehension and vocabulary. I also included an owl dissection into this unit study. I did not want to do it good old way :0)- please, no offense. I really wanted the students to feel like scientists and record their observations and even predictions. I guess my personal favorites were the "BUG" evaluation page (how many bugs would you give to this project) and the page where the students got to pick three of their most favorite bones from the pellet and glue them to three stars :0).
One thing: instead of making your project into a banner, you can simply staple it together into a booklet. That will work too :0). As you will see on the photo picture, every banner turned out to be a "branch" of our big tree. As the students were completing their parts of the research, they were able to "string" them on their "branch" themselves.
I have also included an owl coloring page. I turned it into a little coloring contest. You can display those pages as one big owl class banner.
All the illustrations are original. I created them myself.
I hope you will enjoy this unit :0).
With great respect,