2nd-4th grade concluded their unit on bats this week. They've had a great time discovering all the intriguing things bats do. Some highlights from our unit:
- Students used their "echolocation" skills to locate a ringing phone.
- Students sampled several items that bats eat.
- Students learned about White Nose Syndrome. They participated in a simulation of bats eating mosquitoes, with some "dying" from the syndrome. They learned that bats are important to us because they help keep insect populations under control.
- Students learned about the bat life cycle and how mother bats find their babies by smelling. In the pictures below, they are trying to find the cotton ball that matches a smell they are giving. We learned that it must be very difficult for mother bats to find their babies!