• Bats!
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    Classes connected with Stark Parks of Canton, Ohio, and the Carneige Museum of Pittsburgh for exciting video conferencing lessons on bats.  The students were able to observe a variety of bat specimens and participate in scientific conversations.
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    Students worked with the on-screen teacher to understand how the bones in a bat's wing are similar to the bones in the human hand.
     
     
     
    Students shortened their arms, held up their thumbs, and extended their fingers to mimic the form of a bat's wing.
     
     
     
    The students then slowly opened and closed their fingers to demonstrate how a bat's wing flaps. 
     
     
     
     
    The active participation helped the students to better understand the formation of the skeletal system of bats. 
      
     
     
    The teacher and students worked together to brainstorm bat questions to ask the presenter.
     
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Bats Lesson Plan

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