Friday, February 18, 2011
Learning about animal tracks by studying the Bobcat
Our environmental science learning focused on animal tracks, and the attributes about forest animals that live in Vermont that help them survive. Sylvia, with help from North Branch Naturalist Amy Butler, taught us many things about how the size, shape, fur and paws help Bobcats live and thrive in our forests.
Our journals became a great source for us to draw what our Science Eyes saw while observing the Bobcat specimen, and we always have more we want to know...
We also made tracks of Bobcat's walking and running with stamps and ink.
Can you count how many? We counted, and counted and counted some more to learn about how many pads a Bobcat paw has, and to find out how many tracks we each made on our own papers.