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2 All About Bats Mrs. Oberholtz’s First Grade Class Mrs. Oberholtz’s First Grade Class Grapeland Elementary

3 Are bats mammals or birds? Bats are not birds! Bats are mammals Bats are warm blooded Bats don’t have feathers Bats have furry bodies Bats don’t lay eggs

4 Where do bats live? Caves Trees Barns Attics Under Bridges

5 How do bats fly in the dark? Bats use echolocation Bats make high beeping sounds as they fly These sounds bounce off things like insects and fruit Bats then follow the sounds

6 What do bats eat? Mostly insects Fruit Frogs Small rodents

7 When do bats sleep? Bats sleep during the day They sleep hanging upside down

8 Do bats migrate? Bats fly to warmer places when it starts to get cold

9 Do bats hibernate? Bats hibernate in the winter Bats eat lots of food Bats can’t hunt for insects or fruit in the winter

10 Are bats dangerous? Bats are only dangerous if sick or hurt Bats are shy and gentle Bats like to be left alone

11 How are bats helpful to our world? Bats eat millions of insects every night These insects eat our crops Bats spread pollen from plant to plant Bats carry plant seeds from place to place

12 Fun Facts Bats are the only mammal that can fly Bats are nocturnal There are over 900 species of bats The vampire bat is the only bat that drinks blood

13 Were you Listening? Are bats mammals? Are bats more active during the day or during the night? Do bats hang upside- down when they sleep? Do some bats eat insects? What bat drinks blood? Do some bats eat fruit?

14 I Got This From California Department of Education Content Standards for 1st grade Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine OGE/fieldsofstudy.htm White Winged Vampire Bats Enchanted Forest EnchantedForest/Bats/bats.htm Really Big Eared Bat Ace Clipart animal-clipart-02.html Bat on the Moon Westport ces.westport.k12.ct.us/ ces/visitour.htm Crayon Bat on Moon

15 I Also Got This From Janet Davis janets_page/clipart.html Big Moon Bat Bat Echotaping tecfa.unige.ch/perso/ staf/nova/blog/2005/03/ showing echolocation of bats Connected.telegraph 2005/04/06/bat.jpg picture of vampire bat Venezuela site research.amnh.org/ users/davalos/vampires.jpg vampire bats in a cave users.telenet.be/ HappyHalloween/Knutsels.html clipart on bats Micosoft explorer


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