Grade level: Kindergarten
Subject: Science, language arts, math
Learner Outcomes: The student will be able to identify body parts of a bat and describe their use to the bat in daily living.
Duration of the Lesson: 2 45 Ė60 minute blocks, done on same day, or on consecutive days
Bats by Gail Gibbons
x-ray of the human hand
brown and/or black bulletin board paper
Computer with internet access
Connector cables for television
Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia on CD
Acquire an x-ray of the human hand
Have appropriate measurement tools available
Print out bat diagram for each child
Make a large wall-sized diagram of a bat's body
Have a signed Acceptable Use Policy for each participating child.
Procedures: 1. Introduce
the lesson by reading Bats by Gail Gibbons. Lead
children in a discussion of questions or interests prompted
by the reading of the book.
2. Using the large wall-sized diagram of a bat's body, have children label
the diagram with interactive writing until all the parts have been
3. Show an x-ray of the human hand and compare it to the batís
4. Discuss the wing spread of the different-sized bats.
Measure out the longest and the shortest on bulletin board paper,
draw the bats and cut them out to hang on the wall for future
5. Journal about bat bodies. Make and label a diagram similar
to the one on the web site for childís journal.
Modifications: Modifications will be made based upon Studentsí IEP.
Enrichment Activities: Art:
color in and label the large bat made in the Procedures.
Writing: Children will have the opportunity to write
and/or dictate independent
creative stories or poems about bats.
Math: Students will have an opportunity to
measure the lengths of different bats discussed
in the lesson today.
References: Bats by Gail
Osteopathic Medical School for x-ray