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Bat Echolocation


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    Bat Conservation International

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Bat Echolocation

In this activity, learners investigate how bats use echolocation to navigate. One learner is assigned to be a bat, while the other learners are selected to be either moths or trees. The bat's goal is to use his/her hearing to locate and tag as many moths as possible.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • A blindfold

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ©2014

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