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Sonar & Echolocation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-designed, comprehensive, and attractive slide show supports direct instruction on how sonar and echolocation work. Contained within the slides are links to interactive websites and instructions for using apps on a mobile device to...
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Games on Echolocation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Get a little batty with life science! This fun simulation game replicates how bats use echolocation to hunt moths in their native Hawaiian habitat. After creating blind folds and discussing some basic principles of echolocation, students...
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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore echolocation. For this bats science lesson, students compare sunlight reflecting off a mirror to sound waves hitting a bat's ears. Students complete a worksheet about bats.
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Echolocation Stations: Exploring Sound

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the concept of echolocation during a unit on whales. They listen to the book and watch the Reading Rainbow video for "Humphrey: The Wayward Whale," explore various websites, and conduct experiments to demonstrate...
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They See with Their Ears

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Sometimes bats get a bad rap, even though they are fascinating creatures! Teach your class about echolocation with a reading passage. After reading, class members respond to five questions based on the text.
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Echolocation and Communication

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students participate in a role-play activity to determine how whales use the properties of echolocation to communicate.
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Echolocation Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore echolocation of animals. They examine how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects without using their sense of sight. Through experimentation, they discover how sound waves...
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Plumbing the Deep-Using Sound Waves to See

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore and learn about the concept of echolocation. In this echolocation lesson, students explore how animals and engineers use echolocation (seeing under water) and sound waves to look and hear things under the deep water.
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How Do Bats Navigate At Night?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Through an experiment, learners explore how bats use echolocation. First, they discuss how sound travels through air waves. Then, they talk about the ways bats navigate in the dark. As an extension, they can write about what they have...
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Echoes: What Animals Can Teach Scientists

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study how scientists like Robert Ballard use sonar to investigate the depths of the ocean. They see that some animals have an unusual way of figuring out what is around them in the dark. They study the echolocation capabilities...
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These Whispering, Walking Bats Are Onto Something

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Over millions of years, bats developed flight and echolocation, so why are some bats now walking to look for food? An interesting video explains the changes in predator and prey relationships due to adaptation. Which adaptation is the...
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Sound for Sight

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study echolocation and understand how dolphins use it to locate prey, escape predators, and navigate their environment. They view a video, "In the Wild-Dolphins with Robin Williams" and see first hand how dolphins communicate. ...
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Bat Ecology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars, through hands on games and activities, discover how bats live and how bats benefit ecosystems. They play a game designed to show them how echolocation works and another to show how mother bats locate their young through...
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Whale Echolocation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars demonstrate how a whale uses echolocation to track food and identify one other animal that also uses echolocation. In this echolocation lesson, students play a game where one child (the whale) is blindfolded and gives a...
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How Smart Are Dolphins?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dolphins are one of the smartest creatures on Earth. The size of their brain compared to their body size is second to humans. This allows these cetaceans to form complex social relationships and use echolocation to navigate and...
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For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Beautiful music doesn't just write itself, but if you ever feel bad about procrastinating, remember that Mozart wrote the overture to Don Giovanni the morning it premiered. Introduce young scientists to the elements of sound including...
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Bat Program

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students, through hands on games and activities, discover how bats live and how bats benefit ecosystems. They play a game designed to show them how echolocation works. They take a quiz to dispel some of the myths associated with bats.
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Click, Click, Who's There?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students play a game that simulates the echolocation used by bats. They collect points for each insect they capture, and lose points for each predator they touch. A worksheet with eight questions about the...
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Bats and Echoes

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this echolocation activity worksheet, students draw sound maps that feature bats using sound waves to locate their prey.
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Math in Science-Sound Reasoning

For Students 8th - 10th
In this basic math skills worksheet, students use division, decimals and multiplication to calculate the speed of sound in water and compare it to the speed in air. They calculate distances sound travels in water and the time it takes...
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Let Your Ears Do the Walking

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the effects of bycatching on water environments. They discover how echolocation works. They participate in a simulation of the process to use it while walking blindfolded.
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Here's Looking at You! Nocturnal Animals-Night Vision

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the special characteristics of nocturnal animals that differentiates them from others animals. They compare/contrast how nocturnal animals survive and grow in the nighttime environment by looking at the senses...
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Blind as a Bat?

For Teachers K - 5th
Imagine using your ears and voice to see. That is what bats do with echolocation. Demonstrate how echolocation works with this fun game for your classroom. Buzz, buzz!

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