INTO THE BAT CAVE
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Directions: Put on your night-vision goggles and let's go bat-watching! Expand your knowledge of these nocturnal flyers by visiting these fascinating bat sites. Write
your answers on a sheet of paper, or on the reproducible provided by your teacher.
This page includes links outside of Scholastic.com.
1. Bats are mammals. What can they do that no other mammals can do?
Find the answer at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bats
2. Bats can barely see, so how do they find their way around?
Find the answer at: www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/eutheria/chiroptera.html
3. What is the smallest bat in the world? How light is it?
Find the answer at: www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/bat/
4. Wrinkled-lipped bats often roost together in caves. How many bats might be in one cave together?
5. What are three things that different kinds of bats eat?
Find the answer at: http://members.aol.com/bats4kids2/food.htm
6. Megabats are large, fruit-eating bats that live in tropical rain forests. What are they sometimes called?
Find the answer at: www.batconservation.org/content/kidspage/kidspage.htm
7. Where did the Spotted Bat get its name?
Find the answer at: www.batconservation.org/content/meetourbats/spottedbatinfo.htm
8. What are two ways that bats are helpful to humans?
Find the answer at: http://members.aol.com/bats4kids2/help.htm
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