Bats - Echolocation STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Are bats blind? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This program includes a slide presentation along with discussion of echolocation and the bat's special function in our ecosystem. Learn what bats eat and how they locate their food using echolocation-simulation. Students make a "bat" project to take home. All classes can be conducted in English or Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $195.00

Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $175. We can provide a bat bookmark project to be assembled for an additional $30.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. The program starts with a discussion about what bats are, where they are found, and what they eat.
2. The educator has the students participate in an experiment to demonstrate echolocation.
3. The students are shown a combination of preserved bats, bat skeletons, sample items, and a slideshow as the discussion of different types of bats continues.
4. The students make a bat project.
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- discuss what type of animal a bat is and why
- gain an understanding of a bat's sense of smell, hearing, and wing structure through class demonstrations
- explore the variety of what bats eat and where they are found throughout the world
- engage in a discussion about bats role in the environment

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS3A K-2 -- Natural resources
LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS2A 3-5 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2A K-2 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2C 3-5 -- Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resilience
LS2C 6-8 -- Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resilience

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
P-LS1-1. Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive.
P-LS1-2. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment.
P-LS3-1 Develop a model to describe that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents
K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that some young plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents.
2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that illustrates how plants and animals depend on each other for survival.