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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friday's Inquiry (our last one for this trip)

Boys and Girls,
My time in Nova Scotia is almost done, while I am sad to be leaving my new friends, I am excited to be back at AQ on Monday! For our last inquiry I'd like to have you look at differences between some skulls we found at Cook's Lake.

? Which mammals have horns? (tree map)
? Which mammals have antlers? (tree map)
? What is the difference between antlers and horns? (double bubble)
? Which mammal do each of these skulls belong to?


At April 24, 2009 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Beeman,

We learned that it easier for us to list animals that had antlers than horns. We decided that caribou, moose, reindeer, deer, and elk have antlers. We decided that bulls, wildebeasts, sheep, and goats have horns.

Horns and antlers are alike because they are made of bone, have sharp ends, are appendages, and are used to fight. They are different because antlers fall off and horns stay on. Antlers branch out like a tree branch and horns do not. Antlers are covered in skin and very soft fur called velvet when they start to grow and horns are not.


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