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Activity 1: Grades 5-8
Bats and Echolocation



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 Life Science :
Bat echolocation
 Physical Science :
Sound waves
Speed of sound
Absorption - properties of matter


 Science as Inquiry- Content Standard A

Students will conduct an investigation, gather data, and use mathematics to analyze the data.

Students will think critically about the data and formulate cause - effect relationships.

 Physical Science - Content Standard B

Students will investigate sound energy and how it is transferred.

Students will examine characteristic properties of different materials.

 Life Science - Content Standard C

Students will explore the structure and function of an organism.

Students will uncover one organism's adaptation for methods of obtaining food.




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