OWL VOCABULARYHave the students follow the see, discuss, use, define, write, review sequence for learning vocabulary.
Airfoil- a shape that creates lift. Often shaped like a wing.
Aerodynamic- has little wind resistance.
Prey- animals which are hunted for food by other larger animals.
Nocturnal-things that are active only at night.
Predator- an animal which hunts other animals for food.
Owlet- baby owl.
Pellets- the remains of an owls meal that is coughed up. This pellet includes the bones and fur of the meal, anything that the owl couldnt digest.
Facial disk- the feathers surrounding an owls eyes, which give it the appearance of a human face.
Binocular vision- sight that uses two eyes to look at the same object. Humans have binocular vision. Binocular vision allows for depth perception.
Talon- the claws of a bird.
Raptor- bird of prey, a bird which eats other small animals.
Habitat- the environment in which an animal lives
Camouflage- the markings and colors that allow something to blend into its background. Owls feathers are colored in such a way it can be hard to see them against a tree.