We are going batty in our class. We are just beginning our unit on bats and my students love it! I love teaching how bats help us and we shouldn’t be scared of them.
One activity my kids love is batty breakfast. Batty breakfast is a great activity to give students a visual as to how many mosquitoes a brown bat may eat in a hour. Do you know how many? Some scientists say up to 600 mosquitoes. That is a lot! So we break our students into 6 groups and give each group a paper plate and a paper plate with 100 mosquitoes on it. As a group, they need to work together to cut apart their mosquitoes and glue them onto the plate. When each group is done, we have 6 plates with 100 mosquitoes on each plate.
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All of these activities can be found in my Bats- Math Center Fun Pack.
More Bat Resources
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Here is a Pinterest board with bat and other nocturnal animal ideas.