Bats and Flight

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Bats and Flight by Mind Map: Bats and Flight

1. Anticipatory Set

1.1. Show students how inventions have been inspired by animals and nature.

1.1.1. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-08-22/news/41437326_1_turbines-wind-farm-gecko

1.1.2. http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/bat1.htm

1.1.3. http://www.livescience.com/1245-bats-efficient-flyers-birds.html

1.1.4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq0rVBD9mDY

2. Resources

2.1. Books

2.1.1. Kites

2.1.2. Bats

2.2. Videos

2.2.1. Bats

2.2.1.1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84jdO8YrYA

2.2.1.2. http://news.discovery.com/animals/videos/why-tell-me-why-bats.htm

2.2.1.3. Magic School Bus - Bats

2.2.1.4. http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsc/activities/simulations/gr4/unita.html

2.3. Websites

2.3.1. http://www.lites.lth5.k12.il.us/finale_units/2nd/bats/complete.pdf

2.3.2. Bats

2.3.2.1. For HOMEWORK practice. Provide students/parents with a shoebox with materials from this project. This will help them come up with ideas for the final product: http://www.superchargedscience.com/aric/Kites-batkite.htm

3. Bats and Kites

3.1. Venn Diagram

3.2. Bats

3.2.1. Anchor Chart

3.2.1.1. Can

3.2.1.2. Have

3.2.1.3. Are

3.2.1.4. Focus: Flight

3.2.1.4.1. Know

3.2.1.4.2. Want to know

3.2.1.4.3. Learned

3.2.2. Echolocation

3.2.3. classification

3.3. Kites

3.3.1. Can

3.3.2. Have

3.3.3. Are

3.3.4. Focus: Flight inspired by bats

3.3.4.1. Know

3.3.4.2. Want to know

3.3.4.3. Learned

4. Big Questions/Purpose

4.1. How can I build a kite that will mimic a bat's ability to fly?

4.1.1. Build a Kite

4.1.1.1. Inspiration: Bat anatomy

4.1.1.1.1. What materials can be used to mimic these physical features?

4.1.1.2. Kites

4.1.1.2.1. Anchor Chart

4.1.1.3. Rubric

4.1.1.3.1. Must be bat-like

4.1.1.3.2. Must fly

5. STEAM

5.1. Science

5.1.1. Habitats

5.1.2. Animals

5.2. Technology

5.3. Engineering

5.3.1. Building Kite to mimic bats

5.4. Arts

5.4.1. Decoration of kite

5.5. Math

5.5.1. Mathematical principles of symmetry, problem solving, algebra, measurement

6. Kites

6.1. straws

6.2. limitations!!!