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Find Echo!

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Subject:Science
Grade:3-5, 6-8

Brief Description
Students learn about the migration patterns of big brown bats. Students use satellite imaging to track a bat's movements through Arizona and record the locations on a map.

Objectives

Students explore concepts of the electromagnetic spectrum, remote sensing, and biodiversity.

Keywords

bats, Arizona, migration, light, electromagnetic spectrum, satellite imaging, remote sensing, direction, topography, mapping, habitats, biodiversity

Materials Needed

Computer with Internet access; Echo the Bat; map of Arizona, one copy for each student

Lesson Plan

  • Review the Echo the Bat Teachers Guide for background information, an overview of the online activities, and extension activities.
  • Have students read, or read aloud, the story of Echo the Bat.
  • Print the map of Arizona and provide each student with a copy.
  • Invite students to take part in the Adventure of Echo the Bat and complete the migration map.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the information recorded on the map.

Lesson Plan Source

NASA

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Science:
NS.5-8.3
NS.K-4.3
NS.K-4.4
NS.K-4.6
NS.5-8.2
NS.5-8.3
NS.5-8.4
NS.5-8.5

11/27/2000