Discovering Bats!



There are five tasks you need to finish in order to complete your mission and help save the bats! 

Task 1.  Form a group of three to four to work with on your webquest. 

Task 2:Learn about the different types of bats so you can become an expert and  tell the people about these different kinds of bats. Follow the steps below to start becoming a bat expert!
  • There are two types of bats a megabat and a microbat.  They have many things that are the same but they are also very different.  
  1. Click on the megabat to learn out more about this animal. 
  2. Click on the microbat below to learn more about this animal. 
  3. Click here to visit a website telling about megabats and microbats.  Look at the pictures of the different types of animals. 
  4. Click the bat to look at this slideshow of bats, see if you can tell if they are a megabat or a microbat.  Remember the easiest way to tell is by looking at their eyes and ears. 
  5. Make a venn diagram to compare and contrast the megabat and microbat.  Below is an example to help you get started. Click on resource number one VENN DIAGRAM to print off your worksheet.  Remember in the middle is where you put characteristics that both species have.  
                      megabat                       microbat
Task 3. Learn about where bats live, what they eat and how they survive, so you can tell the people about this animal.
1. Go to http://www.bats4kids.org/world.htm to learn wherein the world bats live. 
2. Go to http://www.bats4kids.org/homes.htm to look at where bats make their homes. 
4. Go to http://www.bats4kids.org/echo.htm to learn about echolocation. 
5. Listen to this music video on echolocation 
6.Go here  http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/bats/facts8.htm to learn about bats senses that help them survive. 
8. Look at this picture on bats to see all of their parts

9. Click on resource number two NOTE TAKING to find an example of how to take notes on the bat characteristics.  Use this rubric to take notes, remember to earn all four stars you will need to write at least 15 facts on the note taking sheet.  

Task 4.  Learn about how bats help us and how we can save them, so that we can find out how to protect them and why they are an important animal to have in our state.
  1. Many people think that bats are vampires click here to read more about this myth.  
  2. Some people believe that bats have diseases and attack humans.  Click here to read more about why people believe this. 
  3. Bats are also in movies and in books as scary animals click here to find out why.
  • Bats are very helpful to humans and to our planet.  Let's follow these steps to explore why. 
  1. Click these three links and look at how bats help humans and our planet earth!
  2. How do Bats Help Humans?
  3. Bat are Good for the Environment
  4. How do Bats Help People?
  • Now that we know how helpful bats are to us and the Earth, we need to help save them.  Follow the steps below to find out how.
  1. Watch this video 
  2. Click here and read how you can help bats. 
Task 5.  Put your information that you have learned about bats together into a book, so that you can show the people of Oregon what you have learned to convince them to save the endangered bats.
Follow the steps below to complete your book with your group. 

1. Title page: get a colored piece of construction paper and fold it in half.  On the front write your title and names of everyone in your group. Remember to CAPITALIZE names and the words in your title. Don't forget to draw a picture.
                                                            Here is an example
                                                 Bats! The Incredible Flying Mammal  
                                                             By:Miss Lehman

2. Get a new piece of writing paper. Write four or more sentences about the two types of bats, megabats and microbats.  Tell how they are the same and how they are different.  How can you tell them apart? Illustrate your page with a picture of a megabat and microbat.   
                                                            Here is an example
There are two types of bats, megabats and microbats.  They are both mammals and can fly.  Megabats have large eyes and microbats have big ears.  Megabats also like to eat fruit and microbats like to eat bugs.  Both bats help the Earth.
3.  Get a new page.  Write four or more sentences telling about where bats live, what they eat, and their characteristics, such as their wings, eyes, ears, claws and echolocation.   Include a picture to match your writing. 
Here is an example
Bats live all over the world, in caves, tree, under bridges and in houses.  Bats eat many things, some eat bugs and others eat fruit, fish and frogs.  Bats come out at night because they can see in the dark, they can also hear very well.  They use echolocation to find insects at night.   

4: Get out a new piece of paper. Write four or more sentences on why bats are endangered.  Include a picture to match your writing.  
Here is an example
Bats are an endangered species.  Some bats are endangered because people are scared of them and they kill them.  Other time people burn down their homes in the forests to make more room for houses and buildings.  Another reason they are endangered is because they get a disease called white nose syndrome.   

5. Get a new page of paper.  Write four or more sentences about how you can save the bats, don't forget to include your picture.  
Here is an example
Many bats are endangered and we can help to save them.  To save bats it is important to remember that they are not scary and will not hurt you.  Also do not touch their habitat and stay out of their homes so you do not hurt them.  It will also help to save them if you build a bat house for them to live in. 
6. Make sure you pages are in the correct order. 
7. Use the stapler and staple three staples on the left side of your book.  If you need help ask the teacher.   

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