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Grade 2 students researched different animals and reported their findings using PowerPoint

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  • By Tucker Dunn All about bats Bats
  • Table of Contents
    • Question and Answer Pages
    • Fast Fact Page
    • Reference Page
    • About Me Page
  • Where do bats live?
    • Bats live in caves, attics, and hollow trees.
  • Why are bats good?
    • Most U.S. bats eat insects. A single bat can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes in one hour. Some bats in the Southwestern U.S. also pollinate plants like the big saguaro cactus while drinking nectar.
  • What do Bats eat?
    • 70% of bats consume insects. There are also fruit-eating bats; nectar-eating bats; carnivorous bats that prey on small mammals, birds, lizards and frogs; fish-eating bats; and the blood-sucking vampire bats of South America.
  • Bat Facts
    • Bats look like 3 inch hairy black things with wings and long ears.
    • Bats move by flying, and gliding.
    • The bat eats beetles, crickets, and flying insects.
    • The bat eats by making echoes. When the echo hits food it goes back to the bat. Now it knows where to get food.
  • How do bats reproduce?
    • Gestation 40 days - 6 months (bigger bats have longer gestation periods)
    • Litter Size Mostly one pup For their size, bats are the slowest reproducing mammals on Earth.  At birth, a pup weighs up to 25 percent of its mother’s body weight, which is like a human mother giving birth to a 31 pound baby!  Offspring typically are cared for in maternity colonies, where females congregate to bear and raise the young. Male bats do not help to raise the pups.
  • What are the threats to bats?
    • The greatest threat to bats is people. Habitat destruction and fear are a lethal combination for bats. In some areas, people have even been known to set fires in caves, killing thousands of roosting bats.
  • Other information about bats
    • The bats enemies are: Owls, snakes, and humans.
    • Bats protect themselves by camouflaging with its dark habitat .
  • Fast Facts
    • There are more than 40 bats in the U.S.
    • Bats pollinate flowers.
    • Bats are endangered species.
    • Bats live for 30 years.
    • Bats are mammals.
  • References
    • biollaz (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/24024633@N00/311818504
    • Recycled Teenager (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/14939179@N00/2237767832
    • by Stig Nygaard (Creative Commons License: Attribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034364763@N01/55433791
    • by The Crow2 (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/13562200@N07/2260653962
    • by onkel_wart (Creative Commons License: Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/26405526@N00/2258366486
    • by chi liu (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/65304419@N00/131527304
    • by Stig Nygaard (Creative Commons License: Attribution ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/10259776@N00/17649131
    • by djhinrich (© All Rights reserved) http://www.flickr.com/photos/21225220@N00/2411192297
  • About Me Page
    • My name is Tucker! I am 8 years old. My birthday is June 7.
    • My hobbies are playing video games, reading, and hanging out with my friends.
    • My family consists of my mom, Patricia, my dad, Bill, my sisters, Emily and Katie, and my brother, Patrick!
    • My favorite foods are spaghetti, crumb cake, french fries and hot dogs.
    • I hate peanut butter!
    • I am scared of squids!
  • The End!!!