Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Science Post by KL (age 12) ~ Bats

Today KL is back with a report she wrote on her latest science study on Bats!!!!


Bats are nocturnal. This means that bats sleep during the day and are awake during the night. Bats range in size and color. They can be: black, white, red, brown, or gray. Bats can be different sizes. The biggest bat is the Giant Flying Fox; his wingspan is about five feet! He weighs about two pounds! The smallest bat is the Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat; his wingspan is only five inches! He weighs only one- fourteenth of an ounce!

When bats go hunting they send out high-pitched beeping sound, that humans can’t hear. When the beeping noise reaches an insect, it echoes back telling the bat the size and shape of the insect. Then the bat dives and catches the insect. This is called echolocation.

Here is a picture I drew.
Wow KL your picture is great! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! It looks like you learned quite a bit!
If you have a work that your child has done, take a picture and send it to me with a little written blurb and I will post on HOPE in the Home! Thanks for visiting today! Happy Schooling!

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