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36 resources with the concept nocturnal animals

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For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about adaptations of plants, animals, and humans through a collection of four Animal League videos. Host Britt Garner discusses behavioral and physical adaptations like camouflage. Also featured are unique adaptions like...
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Increasing Night Life of Mammals - De-Natured

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do animals avoid predators, including humans, if they can't move to a new habitat? The third video in a four-part series explains a recently published article on the topic of adaptations. Many mammals shift their schedules to a more...
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Two Bats and a Spider

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What creatures lurk in the rainforest at night? Meet three of them in one short video. Part of a playlist exploring mammals, the video presents a look at night research in the Amazon. Scientists locate and photograph two bat species and...
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Bat News

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Get the bat facts with a short nonfiction reading passage. After reading the passage, readers respond to questions that focus on main idea, inferencing, vocabulary in context, and author's purpose.
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How Do Animals See in the Dark?

For Students 3rd - 8th
How can nocturnal animals see at night? Bigger eyes? More photoreceptors? Use this video to discover the amazing ways animals have adapted in order to see at night.
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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity |

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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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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Magic School Bus Going Batty

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Have a scary adventure with a set of reading activities based on Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Going Batty! Several worksheets encourage kids to predict what they will learn with a KWL chart, examine the new vocabulary words from...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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I'm Batman

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
When you think about bats, what comes to mind? Vampires? Rabies? After watching this short video you'll have a whole new appreciation for these terribly misunderstood mammals.
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Day and Night in the World

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
How do different parts of the world experience day and night? Introduce scholars to the concept of global citizenship while teaching about animal behavior with discussion of nocturnal and diurnal animals. Then, learners complete...
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Night Shine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore aquatic animals that are attracted to light. In this science lesson, students observe how aquatic animals respond to light at night. Students search for aquatic animals in the dark and attempt to catch them. Students...
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Comprehension Assessment - Animals Awake at Night

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Which animals stay awake only at night? Practice reading comprehension using this nocturnal animals worksheet, which has learners read a selection entitled, "Animals Awake at Night." They answer 5 multiple-choice questions that show...
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Night Eyes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders identify nocturnal animals based on specific characteristics. In this animals lesson, 5th graders observe an area at night using flashlights. Students record their findings and discuss as a group. 
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the different types of sundials and their history.  For this shadows and time of day lesson students build their own sundials. 
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Who Goes There?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners discover behaviors of nocturnal animals. In this animal behavior lesson, students conduct a night time experiment with black light tracing materials to observe nocturnal animal behavior in the wild.
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Reading Comprehension Assessment: Animals That Stay Up Late

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this reading comprehension assessment activity, students read a passage entitled, "Animals That Stay Up Late." They answer 5 multiple choice questions based on the reading.
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Night Hike

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students explore Upham Woods at night and investigate about the special adaptations of nocturnal animals. They identify three nocturnal animals and how they are adapted to the night. Students explain what night vision is and how it works.
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Critters R Us or Crime Scene Critters

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars identify nocturnal animals in their local area. Using the internet, they view animal tracks to determine which ones might be in around their school. In groups, they examine outside areas and record their observations. ...
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Guided Reading "In the Night Sky"

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students participate in a variety of reading exercises, such as choral reading and reading response journal, to reinforce concepts about space and nocturnal animals.
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"Critters 'R Us" or "Crime Scene Critters"

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students predict, identify, analyze, and categorize the various nocturnal animals found in their immediate area. They set bait around their school, and try to identify the tracks of the animals that eat the food.
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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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Night Friends - American Bats

For Teachers K - 8th
New ReviewBats are a misunderstood species. Pupils learn about the characteristics of bats in a three-part lesson. They begin by examining the adaptations of different types of bats, then explore the misconceptions humans have about the species....
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World of Insects

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to the world of insects in the puzzle. There are 51 words to locate in the word search.