Lesson Plan

Up Up and Away

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten-Second Grade
Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Regional Studies, Wildlife Biology
1 hour


How can bats and birds be so different and seem so much alike? Through stories and games, students will learn about the similarities and differences between bats and birds, while exploronmg the world of bats and birds through observations, comparisons, and hands-on activities.


These pre- and post-program lesson plans will enhance and expand the learning experience of the Rangers in the Classroom Programs for your students. Download any of these standards-based lesson plans for your class, and please do email ritc_seki@nps.gov with any feedback on improving these lessons.

Up Up and Away Classroom Activities for Teachers:

Kindergarten Pre-Visit Activity

Kindergarten Post-Visit Activity 1, Activity 2

Bats 1st Grade Pre-Visit Activity

Bats 1st Grade Post-Visit Activity 1, Activity 2

Bats 2nd Grade Pre-Visit Activity

Bats 2nd Grade Post-Visit Activity 1, Activity 2, Activity 3