Here are some ideas to incorporate the Bats of Arizona poster into your kindergarten classroom. The appropriate standards are listed below each activity.
Research bat diversity. How many species of bats are there in North America? Worldwide? How does this compare to other mammals? In what parts of the world can bats be found? Which state has the most species? Which state has the least? Why? Where does Arizona rank?
- Science: Strand 1, Concept 3, Objective 1
Bats have been a part of human mythology for thousands of years. Use the Internet to research some of the myths and legends about bats. Based on the stories you found, are bats portrayed positively or negatively? Are they supported by facts? If so, which ones? Select one of the stories you found that misrepresents bats and rewrite it so that it accurately depicts these animals.
- Reading: Strand 2, Concept 1, Objective 4
Check out the Wild Kids activity page focused on bats. Be sure to pick the appropriate grade level.
- Reading: Strand 1, Concept 6, Objective 1
As a school project, try attracting bats to your schoolyard. Use the following websites to research directions on building a bat house and build your own!
- Reading: Strand 3, Concept 2, Objective 1