There are so many things to love about fall besides the pumpkin spice and fall scented candles, it is also so fun to bring fall and Halloween themes into the classroom. Integrating seasons and holidays gets your students excited to learn, and what teacher doesn’t love that?
One topic that my students love to learn about is bats! They only come out at night, they’re spooky, and might just share some qualities with vampires. They make a great science topic for fall or Halloween! Teaching facts about bats to your kiddos is exciting and will help increase engagement and retention.
Here are some bat facts to include in your lessons:
- Bats are flying mammals
- There are over 1000 different species of bat
- They are nocturnal or active at night
- They feed on insects, fruit, fish, and some even on blood
To help you take your bats unit up to the next level, I created a special Bat Facts Escape Room! This game is so fun, your students will be learning without even realizing it.
Check out my Bats Escape Room Video Tutorial here
This escape room requires no prep and is super easy to use. It is great for in person learning or distance learning.
During the escape, students will be tasked with solving 4 lock clues in order to escape the bizarre bats buzzing around their building. There is a pdf included in this download with directions, the link to the site, an answer key and an optional note taking worksheet for students. This activity takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
- Listen to short audio directions and a YouTube video
- Solve 5 Comprehension Questions
- Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle
- Count BATS
- Work on problem solving as a group or individually
- Learn about echolocation, colonies, different types of bats, vampire bats, and nocturnal animals
Do you have any tips for teaching students about these nocturnal animals? Let me know in the comments!
Want more Halloween fun? Check out my Halloween Escape Room here!