All About BATS Mini Unit

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Carrie Whitlock
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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72 pages
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I used lots of different pages from this package. My students loved learning about bats and there is some great information in here!


This is a fantastic mini-unit on bats that can be used with an animal unit or as an alternative to Halloween activities when not allowed at your school! This can be a fun-filled day of activities you pick and choose, or a 3-5 day mini unit. It covers reading, research, math, science, and having fun!

This mini-unit includes:
♦ Presentation: All About Bats!
- Types of Bats
- Microbats
- Megabats
- Echolocation
- Life Cycle
- Adaptations
- Discussion questions to review the presentation as a class, in partners, or for group discussion

♦ Non-Fiction Passage "All About Bats"
- two versions
- comprehension questions
- key

♦ Non-Fiction Passage "Types of Bats"
- comprehension questions
- key

♦ Non-Fiction Passage "Vampire Bats"
- comprehension questions
- key

♦ Graphing Activity: Bat Wingspans
- TWO versions: inches and centimeters
- blank graphs included for each
- student data strips with data for graphing
- follow-up questions about the graph
- key for questions included

♦ Bat Research Project (can be done in one day or done as a longer project)
- helpful links and websites for each bat species
- assignment strips for students
- QR code assignment strips for students with links for their species
- notes sheet for taking notes during reserach
- template for mini-posters as end product (you can have the students make posters, presentations, etc... it is flexible!)

♦ Bat Life Cycles Wheel/Flapbook
- TWO versions of a life cycle wheel for bats, one with the bottom wheel completed with pictures and descriptions and one where students have to match and order the descriptions and pictures for each step
-TWO versions of a life cycle flapbook - one with a single flap, one with a fold out double flap for the picture and description

♦ Bat Craft
-materials list, notes, and picture for making a bat craft with your students as a take-home craft or as a decoration for your classroom! Simple materials and ideas on different materials to use to be sure you don't have to go buy anything special!

♦ Bat Word Search
- half sheet word search
- key

♦ Echolocation Activity
- instructions and teacher notes on how to have students pariticipate
- "bat" and "moth" headband ornament to create headbands for the bat and moths

♦ Bat Color-By-Number (Math)
- TWO versions of the color-by-number: multiplication and addition/subtraction
- key included

**Please note that the presentation is in PDF format, and can be viewed and advanced exactly like a PPT. Go to "View" > "Full Screen", and click to advance. Works with remotes too!

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Total Pages
72 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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