Encourage students to research bats. Have students find out about a bat’s physical features, diet, habitat, and more. Ask each student to write five interesting facts that they learn about bats on a note card. Have students share their facts with the rest of the class.
Use this project to introduce key vocabulary words, such as bat, sonar, nocturnal, mammal, and cave. Help students use each vocabulary word in a sentence.
Ask students to write a short story with a scary Halloween theme. Give students a prompt to help them get started. For example, “The cave was as dark as midnight. Suddenly, the students heard the flapping of wings.”