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Bats. By Andrew Gray, Hayden Shulenberger, and Joseph Cugliari. Habitat. They live all over the world Also live in dark caves and hollows Sometimes bats even live in small groups or just by themselves trees. Abiotic and Biotic Factors.

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Bats

Bats

By Andrew Gray, Hayden Shulenberger, and Joseph Cugliari


Habitat

Habitat

  • They live all over the world

  • Also live in dark caves and hollows

  • Sometimes bats even live in small groups

  • or just by themselves

  • trees


Abiotic and biotic factors

Abiotic and Biotic Factors

  • Vampire bats have a commensalism relationship with cows because they suck blood

  • Fruit bats have a parasitism relationship with fruit trees


Food web

Food Web

Consumer

Owl

Consumer

Fruit

Frog

Producer

Sun

Bat

Consumer

Bug

Seaweed

Consumer

Producer

Snake

Bacteria

Fish

Consumer

Decomposer

Consumer


Adaptations

Adaptations

The big thumb of a bat helps it take off.

Structural adaptation

Extra skin on their hands acting as wings. It goes down to the feet.

Echolocation helps the bat find bugs and fish.

Structural adaptation

Structural Adaptation


Did you know

Did you know…

Mexican Free-Tailed bat

  • Hoary bats can cross the Atlantic ocean

  • Mexican Free-tailed bats can fly 60 miles per hour

  • A Bismark flying fox has a 6 foot wingspan

  • Bracken cave has 20 million bats

  • Bats are thought to have evolved from early primates

Hoary Bat

Bismark Bat

Bracken cave

What a bat ancestor may have looked like

Bat fossil


Did you know1

Did you know…

  • Austin Texas has more bats than people

  • Bats can swim

  • Mega Bats are mistaken for cryptids

  • A fungi called White-nose Syndrome kills them

  • Bat roars are louder than fire alarms but are a different frequencies

Flying primate

White nose syndrome

Austin, Texas


Graph

Graph

years


Echolocation

Echolocation

  • Echolocation is used for finding insects in the night

  • Sounds come from the bats nose, bounce off the bug, and back to the bat


Effects of humans on ecosystem

Effects of humans on ecosystem

  • Humans cut down trees and destroying roosts

  • Mining

  • Wind mills on migratory routes

  • Pesticides in bugs poison bats

  • We go in to bat caves in winter and wake them up


Plan of action

Plan of Action

  • Do what you’re doing, learn about bats

  • Tell you’re family and friends what you learned

  • Go to the library to learn about anything as well as bats

  • Stay away from bats, especially during the winter

  • Never touch a bat, call the animal control if you ever see one dead or injured bat call the animal control

  • Build a bat house


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/bats.php

  • White fuzzy mold not as friendly as it looks. Dina Fine Maron. Science News for Kids Nov 19, 2008 pNA

  • www.nps.gov

  • www.Hsu.edu

  • www.Globio.com

  • www.si.edu/Encyclopedia-si/batfacts.htm

  • Great booming bats! Science Scoops Kathryn Hulick. Odyssey Nov-Dec 2008 v17 i9 p3(1) Ivy, Bill. Natures Children-Bats. Danbury: Grolier, 1986. Print.

  • Theodoru, Rod, and Carole Telford. Bat and Bird. Crystal Lake: Rigby, 1997. Print.

  • http://www.eparks.org/wildlife_protection/wildlife_facts/bats/default.asp

  • www.oceanwideimages.com

  • www.batrescue.org

  • Cole, Ron. Bats!. New York, New York: Ranger Rick, 1996. Print.


Bibliography1

Bibliography

  • Jackson, John. Animal Families-Bats. Danbury, Conneticut: Grolier, 2001. Print.

  • Jones, Clyde. "Bat." Bat. 2002. Print.


Credits

Credits

  • Script- Andrew, Hayden, Joseph

  • Video- National Geographic and Andrew

  • Graph-Joseph

  • Posters- Andrew, Joseph, Hayden

  • Dead Bats- 5th Grade Team

  • Bat Animation- Joseph

  • Bibliography- Andrew

  • Official website-www.astrx.webs.com


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