Blind as a Bat
3RD GRADE SCIENCE
NYS Standards: 19. Math, Science, and Technology>>Elementary>>Standard4>>The Living Environment - Key Idea 1 (Living/Non-Living - Characteristics) Students describe the characteristics of living things. 23. Math, Science, and Technology>>Elementary>>Standard4>>The Living Environment - Key Idea 3 (Organisms - Change over time) Students describe how the structures of plants and animals compliment the environment of the plant or animal
Creativity and innovation
- Students will know what Echolocation mean, and which animals use it.
- Students will learn that bats use their heightened sense of hearing to navigate as they fly.
- Within the unit on bats, students will become familiar with the way bats send forth a high pitched signal which send sound waves out, and then bouncing back to them, so that they can navigate through the night sky.
students take a quiz on the characteristics of bats, including echo-location.
I used the Smart board technology because it is hand on and since the activity causes for the children to be out of their seats moving around, I though it will be best to keep them moving.