Second grade students study the life cycle of the white-‐tailed deer as they examine how teeth help tell the story of a life cycle. Teeth are used as evidence and are a visible sign of the life cycle at work. 2nd grade students “collaborate” with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries scientists as they apply methods for determining the age of deer jaw bones. The question which will lead 2nd grade students in this structured inquiry lesson is: How do the number, type, and wear of a deer’s teeth change with the age of the deer?
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