Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The great grey owl has excellent eyesight and hearing, which it uses to hunt for food.
  • During the winter, the great grey owl listens for prey beneath the snow.
  • The great grey owl's hunting abilities help it to stay well fed through the winter.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Habitat
  • Adaptations

Spark a discussion

  • What senses does the great grey owl use to hunt for food?
  • Why is it more difficult for the great grey owl to hunt for food in winter?
  • Why is it useful for the great grey owl to glide silently through the air?

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