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This presentation was made as part of my coursework at Boise State for EdTech 541. It contains several embedded You Tube vidos.

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  • This presentation discusses attributes that are common to all bats. It identifies the major groups of bats (megabats and microbats), characteristics of each group, their habitats, how they benefit humans, and how they are affected by humans.
  • Explain that bats are mammals. That is bats are warm-blooded, have backbones, are born alive, covered with hair or fur, and drink milk when new born.Unlike flying squirrels which merely glide, bats fly under their own power. The url for the video is
  • Bat and bird wing images from ("Bats and birds," )
  • Bat and bird wing images from ("Bats and birds," )
  • Bat wings look more like a human hand than they do a bird wing. There are 4 long “fingers” with thin skin stretched between them. Click to demonstrate the connections between the hand and the wing.Hand photo Credit: DrAbhijitDatir, Creative Commons. Bat wing image from ("Bats and birds," )
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    1. 1. Ron Gardiner, EdTech 541Integrating Technology into the Classroom Curriculum
    2. 2. WingsCompare bat wings and bird wings
    3. 3. Wings Bats Birds skin 5 fingers feathers 2 fingers membrane arm thumb arm thumbClick to sort the words into the correct box. skin feathers 2 fingers 5 fingers arm thumb membrane
    4. 4. WingsBat wing resembles a human hand
    5. 5. Bat Groups Micro (small) Mega (big)Eastern Big Brown Bat Grey-headed Flying FoxPhoto by Matt Reinbold on Flickr Photo by marj k on Flickr
    6. 6. Mega batsMega means huge Eat fruit, nectar, pollen
    7. 7. Mega bats Have dog shaped faces, no tail, and a furry bellyPhoto by Eyeweed on Flicker
    8. 8. Mega batsLarge eyes and good sense of smell help themfind food. Do not use echolocation (sound). Photo by Pierre Pouliquin on Flikr
    9. 9. Mega batsHabitat: Tropical ForestsRange: Africa, Australia, Middle East, SouthernAsia, Tropical Islands
    10. 10. Mega batsMore than 180 speciesHelpful Pollinate flowers Spread seedsDanger from humans Hunted Loss of habitat
    11. 11. Micro batsUse echolocation to find food and navigate
    12. 12. Micro batsMicro means smallMost eat insects frogs small lizards small fish
    13. 13. Micro batsVampire bats are micro bats Their only food is blood
    14. 14. Physical Characteristics Big ears Photo by Xerones on Flikr
    15. 15. Physical CharacteristicsSmall eyes Photo by Wilson Bilkovich on Flikr
    16. 16. Physical CharacteristicsSharp teeth Photo by The b@t at Flikr
    17. 17. HabitatMicro bats roost in dark, secluded places caves houses trees buildings bat boxes Photo by on Flikr
    18. 18. RangeMicro bats live on every continent except Antarctica.
    19. 19. Micro batsAbout 825 different species worldwide Can spread rabies Some are endangered from loss of habitat
    20. 20. Question 1A bat’s wing most closely resembleswhat? Dog paw Bird wing Fish fin Human hand
    21. 21. That’s correct.Try the next question.
    22. 22. Not quite.Go back and try again.
    23. 23. Question 2The two major groups of bats arewhat? Mega Large & & Micro Small Mammals Insect eaters & & Birds Plant eaters
    24. 24. That’s correct.Try the next question.
    25. 25. Not quite.Go back and try again.
    26. 26. Question 3Large eyes and a good sense of smellare characteristics of what? Micro bats Mega bats Cave bats Vampire bats
    27. 27. That’s correct.Congratulations
    28. 28. Not quite.Go back and try again.
    29. 29. StandardsStandard: 2Sb: The student will demonstrate anunderstanding of the needs and characteristicsof animals as they interact in their own distinctenvironments. (Life Science)
    30. 30. References & Resources75 interesting facts about bats. (n.d.). Retrieved from youth honors answer book/nature/bats. (n.d.). Retrieved from Bats and birds. (n.d.). Retrieved from fact and fiction. (n.d.). Retrieved from (n.d.). Retrieved from types of bats. (n.d.). Retrieved from bats.htmlHow bats work. (n.d.). Retrieved from
    31. 31. References & ResourcesLarge flying fox pictures and facts. (n.d.). Retrieved from /Pteropus/Pteropus-vampyrus.htmlLarge flying fox pictures and facts. (n.d.). Retrieved from /Pteropus/Pteropus-vampyrus.htmlMicrobats: Information about microbats. (n.d.). Retrieved from for bat conservation. Retrieved from differences between micro bats and mega bats. (n.d.). Retrieved from a342168Vertebrate flight chiropteran flight. (n.d.). Retrieved from