Year 4 The life cycle of the flying-fox
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This unit introduces year 4 students to flying-foxes and their importance in the environment. It introduces flying-foxes as mammals and familiarises students with the life cycle of flying-foxes and native trees. From this, students will come to realise the co-dependency … Read More

Year 5 Adaptations of flying-foxes
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Year 5 students are introduced to how flying-foxes have adapted to their environment. It allows students to explore the bat wing and compare it to the human arm. It looks at how the mega-bats and micro-bats have evolved differently. Finally … Read More

Year 6 The flying-fox habitat
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This unit has been designed for year 6 students to increase their understanding of the habitat of flying-foxes. Students will look at how the flying-fox habitat has been destroyed and how that has led to some flying-foxes being listed as … Read More

Year 7 Where do flying-foxes fit in?
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This unit introduces year 7 students to the classification of micro-bats and mega-bats through the use of a classification tree and distinguishing characteristics. It then introduces them to the food chains and food webs of bats. Equipped with this information, … Read More

Year 8 Specialised flying-foxes
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This unit introduces year 8 students to the digestive and reproductive cycle of the flying-fox and compares them to the human systems. It encourages students to explore how these systems have evolved to ensure their survival. Finally it encourages students … Read More

Year 9 Flying-fox ecosystems
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In this unit, year 9 students will explore the ecosystem of the flying-fox and the abiotic and biotic factors that can influence the health of the ecosystem. They will have the opportunity to explore the flying-fox food web and factors … Read More

Working with Bats
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The following organisations can be contacted for more information about bats, or individuals may be willing to speak to your class about what they are doing to help conserve our wildlife. Bat Conservation & Rescue Inc. www.bats.org.au P: 07 0488 … Read More

Excursion ideas
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The following locations can be used to viist a flying-fox camp where there is interpretive information to learn more about the local camp. There are many more sites out there that have not been represented here. CLICK HERE to find … Read More

WebQuest – My Favourite Bat
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What is a WebQuest? “A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather … Read More