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Ms. L. from Los Altos CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bloodcurdling, Bloodsucking Bats!

The cost of this proposal is $297, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $335 goal

This project expired on June 25, 2007.

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Vampires. Bloodsucking. Dirty. A bird. Students have a lot of misconceptions about bats and the mythology surrounding bats. In this project, students will participate in a month-long study on bats. They will learn the facts and fiction surrounding bats. In addition, they will do activities on echolocation and sound, bat droppings' and ammonia's benefits as fertilizer, how mother bats use their sense of smell to help identify their babies, and how sensitive bats' ears are. After learning about bats, students will create imovies to educate others about bats. Twenty first-grade students will participate in the study. The resources will be shared with the other first grade class (another twenty students) and will be used in future years. My school uses hands-on learning and technology to engage students in the learning process and to help students develop the skills to be critical thinkers and life-long learners. The resources needed for this project are books, DVDs, and art supplies. Please help my students learn the truth about these fascinating mammals so that they too can be wowed and can teach others.

Ms. L.
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAT SKELETON • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
Bats: Mysterious Flyers of the Night Dee Stuart, Merlin D. Tuttle (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $22.73 1 $22.73
Outside and Inside Bats Sandra Markle • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Bats Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat Barbara Bash, Barbara Bash (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Bats Adrienne Mason, Nancy Gray Ogle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Bats Sylvia A. Johnson, Modoki Masuda (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Welcome to the World of Bats Diane Swanson • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Squeaking Bats Ruth Berman • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Truth about Bats Eva Moore, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 20 $89.80
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats Ann Earle, Henry Cole (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Bats! (Time for Kids Series) Nicole Iorio, Staff of The of Time for Kids Editors, With Nicole Iorio • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bats Lily Wood • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bats!: Creatures of the Night Joyce Milton, Judith Moffatt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Magic School Bus Going Batty: A Book about Bats Joanna Cole, Nancy E. Krulik, Bruce Degan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.15 1 $3.15

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