All resources from PBS LearningMedia contain teacher support materials including videos, background reading, discussion questions, teaching tips, hands-on activities, student handouts, and more. Several have fully developed lessons plans and investigations that can be easily adapted for different grade levels. You'll want to check these out!
Bats! is a truly fascinating look at these incredible flying mammals, for grade 3 and above. Five shorter clips from this production are also available, illustrating echolocation, cave emergence, wing structure and white-nose syndrome.
Bats: Untamed is a terrific production for grades 4 and up from Virginia Public Media and the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Access the facilitator's guide to find animations, a watch-along worksheet, a student-made bat booklet, and more teaching resources.
Bat Women of Panama – Nocturnal biologists investigate tropical bats and their amazing adaptations. Check out the study guides and classroom extensions for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Introduce your students to field biologists and researchers who study bats. Bat Woman is about a bat scientist in Arizona, Bat Biologist focuses on researchers using virtual bats to repel moths in the Midwest, and Bats of the Southwest highlights biologists working with bats in the Nevada desert.
Bat Squad, part of Bat Conservation International, is a standards-aligned webcast series that features kids who care about bats. Complete lesson plans accompany each of these engaging Bat Squad videos.
Bat Conservation International is the primary site for information about bats and current efforts to keep bat populations healthy. About Bats contains Bat Profiles about various species, Bats 101 basic information, and Games and Activities for kids. You'll find coloring pages, puzzles, and directions for making bat masks, bat puppets, recipes and even a bat fruit salad.
Kidzone has bat activities, book templates, worksheets, craft projects and slide shows, including a wide variety of printables for classroom use.
BatsLive is a great resource for teachers, with lots of bat information, useful links, and classroom activities including group games, art projects, and infographics. Webcasts, webinars and multimedia resources include a series of video clips from Bracken Cave, the world's largest bat colony.
A to Z offers many bat activities for your classroom, including puzzles, stories, and an echolocation song.
Echolocation is an intriguing concept for most students. Take a look at this Smithsonian video showing what bat echolocation sounds like, slowed down for human ears. Then try this classroom echolocation game from BatsLive.