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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gone Batty

Bat

To prepare for my trip to Nova Scotia, our class began research on bats today. We recently finished our research on white-tailed deer, which you may have noticed if you've been to our school and had the chance to pass our bulletin board in the last month. Whitetails and brown bats are two of the mammals I will be studying in Nova Scotia, so this is really good information for us to use while I am teaching from the field!

Here are some new things we learned: Did you know that a bat’s wings are made of skin that connects the fingers, arms, legs, and tail? All mammals have hair on them and so do bats! In fact, they are covered in hair. Their wings are hairless, though. Also, bats have thumbs!! I had no idea. We learned that the skin flaps on their faces help them squeak and they have to squeak in order to see. More about that later, though.

If you have any information you want to share about bats, post it in a comment and I'll share it with my class. Stay tuned to learn more!

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