What Makes Owls So Quiet and So Deadly?

Known as excellent hunters, owls don't fly with the fast speeds of other birds of prey. The video focuses on the feathers and nocturnal habit of owls. With quiet, almost silent flight, owls sneak up on their prey.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Gather feathers from different birds to compare and contrast
  • Cut paper into different wing shapes and experiment with air pressure and lift
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  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Includes more information about owls in the notes section
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