Engage your class in an exciting hands-on experience learning all about bats! This Bats: An Animal Study is perfect for science in Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of inviting science activities.
Students will learn about the difference between bats and birds, nocurtnal and dirunal animals, parts of a bat, and a bat’s life cycle. When students are done they can complete a bat research project. This pack is great for homeschoolers, kids craft activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Inside You Will Find:
-Science Lesson Plans for the week
-Definition Posters – 6 pages
-Bats and Birds Venn Diagram Anchor Chart Pieces – 2 pages
-Bats and Birds PowerPoint – 8 pages
-Bats and Birds Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 8 pages
-Bats and Birds Writing – 1 page
-Bats PowerPoint – 10 pages
-Bats Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 10 pages
-Life Cycle of a Bat – 7 pages
-Nocturnal and Diurnal Posters – 2 pages
-Nocturnal and Dirunal Sort (with real animal pictures) – 7 pages
-Nocturnal and Diurnal Worksheet – 1 page
-Parts of a Bat Poster – 1 page
-Parts of a Bat Worksheet – 2 pages
-Bat Fact Book (2 versions included) – 3 pages
-Bat Research Project Craftivity – 3 pages
Materials Needed for Bats: An Animal Study:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
Getting Bats: An Animal Study Ready:
This particular resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers, therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a quick rundown of each component in the Bats: An Animal Study.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the week students will be completing science activities about bats. They will learn the difference between a bat and a bird, a bat’s life cycle, parts of a bat, nocturnal and diurnal animals, and apply everything they have learned at the end of the week by creating a bat fact book or bat research project.
There are six different definition posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about bats.
Bats and Birds PowerPoint and Posters
There is a nine page PowerPoint that describes the similarities and differences between bats and birds. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Bats and Birds Venn Diagram
As a class, everyone will complete a bats and birds Venn Diagram. The pieces to complete this activity are included. Students can complete a bat and bird comparison worksheet when finished.
Bats PowerPoint and Posters
There is a ten page PowerPoint that introduces students to bats. Real pictures are included. If you do not have access to a computer, there are identical posters that you can use instead.
Life Cycle of a Bat
There are five posters that show the life cycle of a bat. Students can complete a bat life cycle worksheet after the lesson.
Nocturnal and Diurnal Picture Sort and Worksheet
Since bats are nocturnal, I thought it would be fun to include a nocturnal and diurnal picture sort to help introduce students to the concept of nocturnal and diurnal. There are two definition posters for this lesson, as well as 24 real pictures of animals for students to sort according to whether or not they are nocturnal or diurnal. Upon completion of the lesson, students can complete a worksheet.
Parts of a Bat
There is a poster that shows the different parts of a bat. Upon completion of the lesson, students will complete a worksheet that will require them to label the different parts of a bat.
Bat Fact Book
This is perfect for younger students that are not quite ready for a research project. This craftivity has students apply everything that they have learned during the week. They will write five facts about bats and illustrate each fact. For students that are unable to write just yet, the five bat facts are already written and students will simply illustrate each fact.
Bat Research Project Craftivity
If you would like your students to complete a bat research project, this craftivity is for you! Students will research a bat’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can list where they found the information.
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