Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Part 2

Field research is dirty work! Join a team of research scientists from the Field Museum in the second installment of a two-part series that is part of a larger playlist exploring mammals. The team continues their search for bats in Kenya's caves, where they collect bat calls and examine several species.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask the class to listen carefully to the bat calls and have them compare what they hear inside the cave versus outside in the daylight
  • Locate the caves on a map to give viewers perspective 
Classroom Considerations

  • Take a moment to describe how bats communicate and navigate before beginning
Pros

  • Close-up shots of the bats help viewers better understand the expedition's goals and research objectives
  • The video shows a variety of research technology in use 
Cons

  • None
Common Core