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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Odds and Ends

Here are some pictures of our outing today. These traps are to catch small mammals, which mammals do you think we could catch in these traps?

I am getting materials ready for the trap... why do you think it is important for us to put hay in each trap?

I am stuffing it way in the back so the two pieces can fit together like a banana.

Now I am assembling the door and the holding piece of the trap.

One done, 19 to go!

Team E - Miss Beeman & Mr. Wolfe, with our 20 traps that we assembled and are about to go set out. Why might we need to set 20 traps in a row next to 4 other teams doing the same thing? (Hint: draw a picture if you can.)

Here is our first trap we laid. Why do you think it is shaped like a banana and slanting down?


At April 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the traps have to slant down because the animal has to be able to climb on the trap. so when it climbs on the trap the Thing would push the animal in.

At April 15, 2009 at 2:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think why it is slanted is because little animals need to climb up it. From Lily in miss O'briens class

At April 15, 2009 at 2:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Beeman,how did you get the picture of the brain? -Will

At April 15, 2009 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the trap is slanted because the door will shut easy . from andraya from miss O'Briens class

At April 15, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ms Beeman,
I think fur on the bottom of the snowshoe hare's feet help it stay warm in the winter.
Katie Hardie
Mr deNeui's class

At April 15, 2009 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Miss Beeman said...

You guys are partially correct, the trap has to allow the animal to get in, but the slanted part in necessary to allow water to get out of the trap so that if it rains the animals don't drown.

At April 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Beeman, The snowshoe hare has to change color so predators won't eat it.Melissa from Mr.Bordson's class


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