All About Bats Mrs. Oberholtz’s First Grade Class Mrs. Oberholtz’s First Grade Class Grapeland Elementary 2005-2006
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
Where do bats live? Caves Trees Barns Attics Under Bridges
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
What do bats eat? Mostly insects Fruit Frogs Small rodents
When do bats sleep? Bats sleep during the day They sleep hanging upside down
Do bats migrate? Bats fly to warmer places when it starts to get cold
Do bats hibernate? Bats hibernate in the winter Bats eat lots of food Bats can’t hunt for insects or fruit in the winter
Are bats dangerous? Bats are only dangerous if sick or hurt Bats are shy and gentle Bats like to be left alone
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
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
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?
I Got This From California Department of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/pn/fd/documents/sci-stnd.pdf Content Standards for 1st grade Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine www.vet.cornell.edu/ OGE/fieldsofstudy.htm White Winged Vampire Bats Enchanted Forest www.the-tree.org.uk/ EnchantedForest/Bats/bats.htm Really Big Eared Bat Ace Clipart www.ace-clipart.com/ animal-clipart-02.html Bat on the Moon Westport ces.westport.k12.ct.us/ ces/visitour.htm Crayon Bat on Moon
I Also Got This From Janet Davis www.janetdavis.net/ janets_page/clipart.html Big Moon Bat Bat Echotaping tecfa.unige.ch/perso/ staf/nova/blog/2005/03/ showing echolocation of bats Connected.telegraph www.telegraph.co.uk/.../ 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 http://www.moorhen.demon.co.uk/bats1.htm
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