Lesson Plan

Up Up and Away

A ranger leads students in a birds and bats compare and contrast activity.

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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 observations, comparisons, stories and hands-on games and activities, students explore the similarities and differences between bats and birds.


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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