Last week, MSE's 5th graders participating in after-school tutoring took on the role of Crime Scene Investigators! The students were tasked with solving the mystery of the death of numerous small woodland creatures. Through research and text evidence, they narrowed in on their prime suspect - the owl. But to really crack the case, it was necessary to dissect the undigested parts of an owl's food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up) and deposited as "pellets". Just as they suspected, these student sleuths found the remains of multiple small woodland creatures. Great job, MSE students!