We're Batty About Bats
We are so fortunate to have Emily from Lyon County Conservation come to visit our classroom. This visit, she talked to us about bats. This was really exciting for us because we had just finished our unit on bats. We started by playing a true/false game with bat facts. We made a hand puppet to help us show our responses. We then guessed, with our hands, how little the smallest bat in the word would be. We had a few really close guesses. We were then tasked to show how big the largest bat was. Emily then brought out a model of the wingspan of that bat and some of us were close to reaching both tips, but no one had an arm span as long. That bat was HUGE! We even got to touch a bat that Emily brought with her. Our final activity was playing a game to teach the students a little more about echolocation. One student stood in the middle and the other student was blindfolded. The blindfolded student was the bat and they had to say, "bat" and the other child was the insect and call out "fly". The bat's job was to locate the insect just as a bat would use their echolocation. The kindergartners really enjoyed this game and we had to finish after Emily left to make sure everyone got a turn. We are so grateful for all the interesting things we learned from Emily and cannot wait for our next visit with her.