Watch Bat Flight Vs. BIRDS by Destin Sandlin:
Read along to Overdrive Ebook Bats by Kari Schuetz
or Hoopla Book Bats by Cindy Rodriguez
or Brilliant Bats by Laaren Brown
See bat ppt presentation:
Distribute books about bats to small groups - have each group look through the books.
Books to hand out for bat program - encourage kids to share one interesting fact found in their book!
Fly Guy presents: bats
by Tedd Arnold
Notes: Almost all bats are nocturnal, which means they are active at night. A group of bats is a colony. Some bat colonies have more than 20 million bats! Bats live on every continent except Antartica.
by Diane Bair; Pamela Wright
Bat count : a citizen science story
by Anna Forrester; Susan Detwiler
Notes:There are 40-50 different species of bats in the United States.Before the white-nose syndrome, the little brown bat was the most common US species. Humans can help save bats by observing and protecting bats.
Little red bat
by Carole Gerber; Christina Wald
Notes:Red bats are one of the most common bats in North America. Red bats are solitary forest creatures -except while raising young - most live alone.
by Gail Gibbons
Notes:Read along here Bats have been around for a long time- 50 million years. Bat wings are unique - with finger bones making up the wing covered by membrane.
Bats in the dark
by Doreen Gonzales
Notes:Scientists put pats into two group - megabats and microbats. Microbats use their hearing and echolocation to find food in the dark.Most microbats are insectivores. Bats can eat as many as 1000 insects per hour!
Bats! : amazing and mysterious creatures of the night
by Marianne Haffner; Hans Peter Stutz
Notes:Gives a good account of stages of bat life from birth.
What is a bat?
by Bobbie Kalman; Heather Levigne
Notes:Covers types of bats, bat foods, differences bird wing versus bat wing, bat hearing, sense of smell, roosting habits, echolocation.
by Emily Raabe
Notes:Bulldog bats eat fish! There are more bats than there are dogs or humans. One out of every four mammals is a bat! (pg.4) Bulldog bats live near water in southern Mexico, Central America and in South America as far as Argentina.
by Emily Raabe
Notes:Plain-nosed bats are the most common bats in Europe and North America. The smallest bat in the world is the bumblebee bat of Thailand. Plain-nosed bats can live up to 30 years!
A place for bats
by Melissa Stewart; Higgins Bond
Notes:People can help protect bats by protecting their habitat, putting up special fences to keep people out of caves bats use for colony nesting and keeping their pets like cats indoors.Bats have lived on Earth for more than 50 million years.
Group should agree on one new fact learned about bats to share with the class.
Craft activity - bat puppet