Friday, May 10, 2013

Alternative Energy: Fuel Cells
Fuel Cell Car

Fuel Cell Car in action!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Math & Science Club Members 

 Catapult Construction: They are working hard to get them ready for their launch day on the 16th of May.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Are mushrooms an indicator of how fertile the soil is?
Urnula Craterium (Devil's Urn)
 I found these in the woods at Poughkeepsie, AR

Look what I found while I 
was turkey hunting!!! 

Oak Apple Tree Gall

I cut open the gall to see what was inside.

There was a wasp pupa growing inside.

To find out more information on galls
 click on the picture below

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here is what it looked like Monday night here in Cave City at our Jr.High Softball Game. 

A Swarm of Honey Bees

Find out why the bees were on the move by 
clinking on this link 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cave City 5th Grade Owl of Arkansas Research

These 5th grade students learned all about the Owls of Arkansas and how they live.  The students studied their environment, migration, eating and hunting habits, and the different owl's life spans. The students even dissected an owl pellet to see what owl's eat and puke back up because of their sensitive digestive system. An owl pellet is actually just the fur and bones that are left from the owl's prey. The students can dissect the pellets to see what type of animal the owl ate. An owl's diet can range from  the smallest of mice to the biggest of rabbits depending on the owl.

Pictures of Owl Pellet Dissection

This is my excited face, not my trying not to throw up face!

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He is serious about getting those bones  out.

Do I really have to do this?

So, I really have get the bones out?

Oooh, what is that???

I'm taking one hair off at a time.

Are you sure this makes an animal?

I'm not touching that!!!

I think I might get sick! lol

It smells! I don't like it!

Yeah.. you want me to do what????

Is that a skull I see?!

Actual Owl Pellet that has been dissected

Arkansas Owl Research

Eastern Screech Owl- These owls are difficult in the wild because they are generally nocturnal.  A small owl with ear tufts. These birds are strongly barred above with black streaks above with black streaks and spots below. Does not migrate.
Barred Owl- A large brown and white owl with a streaked belly. Lacks ear tufts and has brown eyes.  Eats prey whole like most owls.

Barn Owl- A non-eared owl with rusty brown back  of head, back, wings, and tail. Heart shaped white face, outlined in darker rusty brown. White chest and belly . Dark belly.  Doesn't migrate.
Great Horned Owl- Lacks ear tufts. Bright yellow eyes and V-shaped white white throat resembling a necklace. Horizontal barring on the chest. Does not migrate.