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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing Facts About Whales!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The blue whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on Earth. Scholars explore the world of these cetaceans, see how whales evolved, explore their characteristics, listen to their communication, and learn about their diet. 
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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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Math in Science-Sound Reasoning

For Students 8th - 10th
In this basic math skills instructional activity, learners 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...
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Bat Ecology

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 and another to show how mother bats locate their young through their...
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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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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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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the different parts of a wave. In this physics lesson plan, students explain how animals communicate using sound waves. They discuss the effect of Navy's sonar on dolphins and whales.
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For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research dolphins. For this dolphin lesson, students visit several websites about dolphins. Students view dolphins in the virtual world Second Life.
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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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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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Dolphin Communication

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils listen to a lecture on dolphin communication methods. They consider ways in which humans communicate and participate in an activity to assess the role of smell in human communication.
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Bats: Guardians of the Night

For Students 6th - 12th
A single bat can eat 8,000 mosquitoes in one night. These fascinating and wonderful creatures help to control the insect population, plant seeds, and are some of the most harmless animals on Earth. Though often misunderstood, bats need a...
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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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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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For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore echolocation. In 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.