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Instructor Randy Frederickson shows off two owl pellets at Willmar Middle School. Seventh-grade students are dissecting the pellets in class. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Willmar students experience 'real science' in hands-on exploration


Computers and modern technology are important tools in school science labs.

They allow students to accurately track changes in temperature, for instance. Things like virtual frog dissection save money.

But get-your-hands-dirty scientific exploration is still popular with kids.

In the past week, seventh-grade science students at Willmar Middle School did a little of that when they dissected owl pellets.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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