Hi! My name is Ms. Dosmann. Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study Climate Change and Mammals.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanks for your comments!

So, you were right about this one! This is a white tailed deer skull. You can tell because it has antlers. Antlers are interesting. Did you know that only male deer have antlers? Do you know why? They also shed their antlers each year. Do you have a guess about why they do that? When the antlers grow back in the spring, they are covered with a fuzzy skin called velvet. When the antlers are all grown in, the deer rub the antlers against trees and shed the velvet. If you are interested in white-tailed deer you can research more about antlers in the library or on the internet!

This one was tougher. It is not actually a deer skull. It is a cow skull. That is why it is so big. Can you see the horns? If you look closely, you can also figure out how this cow died.

This is actually the jaw bone of a white-tailed deer. You can see its teeth. Do you have a hypothesis about how this deer died?

Great job researching bobcats! I can tell you worked hard. A bobcat is a member of the cat family. It is large and can climb trees easily. If you like bobcats, think about more questions yo have about the animal, then look up the answers on your own.

I also love that you are having so much fun and learning with Ms. Hanes. She has done an excellent job of helping you research and think carefully about the questions in our blog. You should give her a big hug each day to thank her for her hard work. You should also kiss your brains for learning so much about mammals. I miss you all and can't wait to skype on Thursday. I will be home in Atlanta late on Saturday night. I am very excited to see Maggie. I will see you on Monday morning, bright and early!


At March 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi MS.Dosmann how are you,I think I know how the cow died there is a hole in his/her head some body shot the cow. I miss you MS.Dosmann. I'll see you next Monday. oh and I can't figure out the thrid picture ZORA

At March 24, 2010 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello ms.Dosmnn
You need to check the traps twice because it maybe be to cold.
The deer has antlers because it need protect.


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