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From: Lynda Ackert (
Subject:         Bat Unit
Date: October 17, 2011 at 10:12 am PST

(Copied from an article about bats)

Bats - Flying mammals often surrounded by mystery and myth. For years, bats have been demonized by horror movies and Halloween but the truth remains; Bats are important, beneficial animals.

This Bat unit (Preview Bats!- unit-download-picture) has been designed to be used for any study of bats, small or large. Within the unit, youll find:

Batty question to get your student thinking about these wonderful creatures of the night
2 KWL pages (What I Know, What I Want to learn, What Ive Learned)
Resource list page
Megabats vs Microbats page
Venn diagram page
Note cards
Types of Bats page
Classification page
Multiple pages that can be used to use for research papers and/or notebooking projects
Parts of a bat labeling page
Acrostic bat poetry pages
Bat Myths page
Where in the world? Pages with maps
Multiple lapbooking templates
Colorful bat photos to use with the unit

Ready to download Bats? Go to: Available Downloads ( htm). (You find it under the heading Holiday and Seasonal Related.)

Here are several 'Bat' books you may want to use during a unit on bats:

Stokes beginner's guide to bats / Kim Williams, Rob Mies ; with Donald and Lillian Stokes
Amazing bats / Seymour Simon
Bats! : strange and wonderful / by Laurence Pringle ; illustrated by Meryl Henderson
How bats "see" in the dark / Malcolm Penn
Outside and inside bats / by Sandra Markle
Bats / Annalise Bekkering
Bats / by Sophie Lockwood
Bats / Phil Richardson

For online resources, go to:

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