This is a long video, but it shows how learning changes our theories about things. .
We saw a sign that showed us images of some of the water rodents that we see in our park. There was a question as to what a beaver's tail looks like. Are they small and hairy, oval shaped, or long and skinny? Everyone thought something different.
Then, the most amazing thing happened! We saw a beaver!
Check out around minute 5 of this video to see it arrive, eat bread fed to it by a local park goer as the children were there to see first had what the tail of a beaver looks like!
Later, when the children were watching the footage we captured and reflecting on their theories, they all agreed that beaver tails are in fact flat and oval shaped.