Bats

This presentation will educate students about bats, dispel some myths and misunderstandings about bats, and may include a live bat.

Content:

Students will learn:

  • about various species of bats and which ones are found in Regina
  • what bats eat, as well as how they detect prey through echolocation
  • different habitats where bats live
  • about adaptation of Saskatchewan bats to our winters
  • facts about bats and their young

Length of presentation:

  • 45 minutes to one (1) hour

Set up:

  • one (1) large table and data projector/screen

Related Documents:

Bats Power Point
Slide Commentary

 

Curriculum Connections

 
Outcomes
Indicators

Grade 1

Science

LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearance and behaviour.
h,i,j,l
  Science
LT1.2 Analyze different ways in which plants, animals, and humans interact with various natural and constructed environments to meet their basic needs.
a,c,e,f,g,h,i,j
  Science
DS1.2 Inquire into the ways in which plants, animals, and humans adapt to daily and seasonal changes by changing their appearance, behaviour, and/or location.
a,c,d,f

Grade 2

Science
AN2.1 Analyze the growth and development of familiar animals, including birds, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, during their life cycles.
b,c,e,f,g
  Science
AN2.3 Assess the interdependence of humans and animals in natural and constructed environments.
a,d,e,f,g

Grade 4

Science
HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities.
a,c,f
  Science
HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviours of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats.
b,c,g
  Science
HC4.3 Assess the effects of natural and human activities on habitats and communities, and propose actions to maintain or restore habitats.
e,j
Grade 6 Science
DL6.1 Recognize, describe, and appreciate the diversity of living things in local and other ecosystems, and explore related careers.
b,d
  Science
DL6.3 Analyze the characteristics and behaviours of vertebrates (i.e., mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish) and invertebrates.
b,e
  Science
DL6.4 Examine and describe structures and behaviours that help:
  • individual living organisms survive in their environments in the short term
  • species of living organisms adapt to their environments in the long term.
c,d,f,g,h,i
Grade 7 Science
IE7.2 Observe, illustrate, and analyze living organisms within local ecosystems as part of interconnected food webs, populations, and communities.
i,j,l