Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Bats, The Only Mammal That Can Fly - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap Up


I am so glad that I decided to to use the plastic bags to help them understand the membrane found on a bat's wing. Though we watched videos, drew pictures, and discussed the concept, nothing helped them better understand the complexity of the wing more than inserting their hands in plastic sandwich bags and trying to imitate that movement! My student was right, it was "batastic"!

  Creating a model helps students better understand concepts.
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Creating a model helps students better understand concepts.
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Bats, The Only Mammal That Can Fly

Unit 4: Bats
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: Use concepts to explain the functions of a bat wing by citing evidence from the text, doing close reading and using a model to further understand the adaptation.

Big Idea: Scientists must acquire information from different sources in order to explain a phenomena

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