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Bats

"Eye of newt and toe of frog,  Wool of bat and tongue of dog"

                                                         by William Shakespeare 


Last Updated     8/17/2009     4/30/2008      4/29/2008      4/28/2008     4/27/2008

Created   4/26/2008 

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Day 1
Topic  Introduction to Bats
Objectives/ I can ...
Draw features of Bats.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Profile of the Creature From Planet X
Read description and draw the creature.
Assessment
Resources

 

Day 2
Topic  Introduction to Bats
Objectives/ I can ...
Hypothesize correct characteristics of bats.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
 Lecture.gif (2227 bytes)  A Bat Like That

Naturescope Amazing Mammals Part 2 pages 36, 37, and 42
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Handout What Do You Know About Bats
     Answer: All, Some, or None
                   black or brown: Some
                   warm-blooded: All
                   larger than a mouse: Some
                   eat insects: Some
                   hang upside down: All
                   make sounds people can't hear: Some
                   eat fish: Some
                   orange in color: Some
                   walk on the ground: Some
                   suck blood: None (lap blood, saliva has a chemical that keeps blood flowing)
                   swim: Some
                   hibernate: Some
                   cold-blooded: None
                   migrate: Some
                   nest in people's hair: None
                   active at night: Some
                   spread rabies: Some
                   make sounds people can hear: All
                   live more than 30 years: Some
                   eat fruit: Some

filmreel.gif (313 bytes) Magic School House Going Batty at Safari Montage
Assessment
Resources

 

Day 3
Topic  Characteristics of Bats
Objectives/ I can ...
Answer questions about the characteristics of bats.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
filmreel.gif (313 bytes) David Attenbourgh Bats 19 minutes at Safari Montage

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Go back to the list and check to see how many each group got correct.

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Pass out page 42 and go over the questions and answers. (page 37)

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Bats Reading A-Z or American Friends- American Bats

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) A-Z Questions

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Bat Comprehension Questions

Assessment
Resources
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Different Kinds of Bats
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Bat External Anatomy

 

Day 4
Topic  Bat Food
Objectives/ I can ...
Name the six foods that bats eat.
Identify adaptations that enable bats to eat certain foods.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Bat Foods

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Use American Bats Online Activity Guide pages 11-13

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Bat Food Questions
Assessment
Resources

 

Day 5
Topic Bat Species 
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify different species of bats.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Create a project about a bat species.
Poster, Animal Card, Report
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bat Species
Assessment
Resources
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) US Map

 

Day 6
Topic  Echolocation and Density
Objectives/ I can ...
Solve density problems.
Determine the density of insects in a given forest quadrant.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
Classwork-Homework
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Echolocation and Density
Assessment
Resources

 

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Teacher Resources for Bats

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    Magnify0b.gif - 341 BytesLab      BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_TestsIconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips   filmreel.gif (313 bytes) Video     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT

ANATOMY
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bats  Bat Anatomy and adaptation.
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bat Anatomy
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bat Skeleton
Note02.gif (247 bytes) What Does a Bat Look Like Labeled Diagram
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bat Biology
ART PROJECTS
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Bat Coloring Page  2 bats hovering over flowers
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Bat Coloring Pages
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Bat Mobile
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Different Kinds of Bats
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Origami Bat
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Profile of the Creature From Planet X Read description and draw the creature.
ECHOLOCATION
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Echolocation and Density
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Echolocation In Bats
Hammer2.bmp (5862 bytes) Build A Bat Detector
Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Marco Polo: Echolocation
FACTS & TRIVIA
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Welcome to the Amazing Wold of Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bats Defenders of Wildlife
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bats4Kids The Big 9 Bat Facts
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bats and More Bats Colossal Cave Mountain park
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) How Bats Work
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Misconceptions About Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Order Chiroptera
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) What's Your Batting Average?: What Do You Know About Bats
HISTORY
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) First Bats Flied With the Dinosaurs
HOUSES
Hammer2.bmp (5862 bytes)Bat House Plans from Bat World
Hammer2.bmp (5862 bytes)Johnson Bat House
Hammer2.bmp (5862 bytes)Single Chamber Bat House
Hammer2.bmp (5862 bytes)Small Bat House
LESSON PLANS
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Bats
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Bat Activities
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Bat Ecology
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Bravo Bats
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes)  Caves and Humans - So Happy Together
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Echolocation and Density
PICTURES
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bat Prints
POWERPOINTS
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) A-Z Bats from Lube Bat Conservancy
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) White Nose Syndrome: Background and Current Status
QUIZZES
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Math Bat Quiz
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Ranger Rick Bat Quiz
RABIES
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Bats and Rabies Fact Sheet
REPORTS
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bat Report Outline
RESEARCH
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Overview of Issues Related to Bats and Wind Energy  Fort Collins Research Center
SPECIES
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Gray Bat
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Indiana Bat
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Mexican Long-Nosed Bat
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Ozark Big-Eared Bat
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Vampire Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bat Species
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bat Species of Britain
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Big Brown Bat  Mammals From Texas
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Big-Eared Bat Mammals From Texas
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Endangered Bat Species
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Florida Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Flying Foxes
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Fruit Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Lesser Brown Bats
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Species Profiles
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Vampire Bats: Myths of the Species
STORIES
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Echo the Bat   Read the story about Echo.
WEB QUESTS
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Bat WebQuest   Print out and use this bat worksheet as you go to bat sites research information.
WORD SEARCHES & PUZZLES
Bats
Bats Accrostic Poem
Bat Species

 

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