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Hello, I'm Ms. Davis. Join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammals!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Looking for scat!


We also learned a lot about the mammals that we will be tracking here and practiced looking at and recognizing scat. What mammals do you think I will be seeing here and why is it important to study mammals?

13 comments:

  1. You will probaly see deer and bobcats because those were the animals in the game we played. Also a deer because it is in the picture above that says Teaching Live from Nova Scotia. It is important to study mammals because then that way figure out how they live and what their population is. Also you can learn about what they do before you eat them or how they survive in the wild!
    From Ella!

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  2. I think you will see moose, coyote, foxes, wolves, and hares.I think it is important to study mammals because we are mammals- parker 5th grade red

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  3. Its important to study mammals because you can see the behavior and habitat of each animal.
    -Casey

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  4. I think you will see mice, deer, bobcats, moose, rabbits, and lots of different types of animals. I think it is important to study mammals because you can find out where they live, what they do during different seasons, if they migrate, and their competition from them. Also, we may be able to find out a little about ourselves from different mammals!
    Audrey
    Sixth grade c block

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  5. I think you will see a lot of moose and wolves. I think it is important to study mammals because so much of our lives (including us) have things to do with mammals.
    Hope you have fun!
    -Scarlett
    5th Grade B Block

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  6. I think that you will see deer, bobcats, rats, and other creatures like them. I think that it's important to study them because they tell you many things about the whole ecosystem of that place. Since everything is connected like you can see in a food web, it's important to see how the mammals are doing and it will show you things about their predators/prey. Hope you're having fun there in Nova Scotia Ms. Davis!
    Jenna (D block)

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  7. You'll see deer, mice, voles, bobcats, coyotes, wolves, black bears, brown bears, moose, elk, hares and rabbits, foxes, and wild birds...If you're lucky.
    -siena, b-block science

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  8. It is important to study these mammals, because we can discover the problems mammals have and figure out why they are happening. Also, you can see how problems like global warming are effecting the wild life. Some animals you might see are deer, bobcats and many different rodents.
    Natalie, 6th grade

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  9. Hi Ms.Davis! We miss you so much here and we're definitely thinking of you. I hope you're having fun there!

    I think you'll find moose, seals, deer, bobcats, herons, coyote, etc. It's important to study mammals because you can find out the behavior of the animal and how it survives. You can also find out if they're related to other mammals (ex. wolf & coyote is in the dog family).

    From Kalana :)

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  10. Hey Ms.Davis!

    You look really cold in that picture. I hope that you have brought many layers! Today in class we played the population game. Everyone really enjoyed it! I can't wait to work on population density. What kind of animals did you trap? Stay Warm!
    Chloe

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  11. I think you will see lots of different rodents. I also think you will see deer and bobcats because those are the animals that were in the game we played. I think its important to study mammals to see how their population has increased and decreased over the past few years. If theyre decreasing I think that you should also find out why and try to bring back more of the mammals.
    -Rebecca 6th grade C block

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  12. I also think you will see deer and bobcats because they were in today's game and we played it to help us better understand animal populations like in Nova Scotia. It is important to study mammals because we are mammals and all mammals sort of evolved from the same species and what we notice about other mammals could be true about us too. Also, most of the organisms with which we interact every day (besides bacteria) are mammals like dogs and cats, so we should know more about them.

    Angela (6th grade C block)

    PS: Are you looking for scat to estimate the population?

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  13. Does the scat freeze in the cold?
    -HOUSE

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