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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday's Inquiry













Tonight we spent some time at a pond looking at beavers and muskrats. Please inquire about the following items:
* habitat (extra points if you know the names of their homes)
* food
* adaptations
* how to tell the difference between a beaver and a muskrat

If we have time we'll talk about it a little when we Skype, if not, we'll touch on it next week!

-Miss Beeman






8 Comments:

At April 17, 2009 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Beeman!

We have enjoyed learning about beavers and muskrats. SO far, we have found one way in which they are different. Beavers are herbivores and muskrats are omnivores. However, we are still wondering HOW you can tell them apart.

Also--what do you call a muskrat home? Have you seen evidence of both?

We are looking forward to skyping with you later this afternoon!

Love,
Ms. Swan's Class

 
At April 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martin would like to know if you studied, held, or spotted the porcupine?

 
At April 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do both beavers and muskrats live in dens out in the water, and do they both make dams? From Martin

 
At April 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Miss Beeman said...

Martin,
We spotted the porcupine in a yard as we were driving. I am hoping to get photographs of one this weekend when we go to the National Park!
-Miss Beeman

 
At April 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Miss Beeman said...

Martin,
Good inquiry! I will tell you the answer to that in my blog on Monday!
-Miss Beeman

 
At April 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you see the beavers doing? Bryan

 
At April 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey miss.Beeman did u find what kind of snake was the snake you found

 
At April 24, 2009 at 8:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms.Beeman

hores and antlers are the same becuse animals yous thair hores and antlers to fight.The difrents betwen hores and antlers are antlers branch out and hores don't.

From Sean Stevens

 

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