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THE AMAZING AMAZON: Webquest

Year 3 and below.

Amazon rainforest bats and Australian bats

Bats are found all over the world and play a valuable role in pollination and insect population control. However, not all bats are insectivores. Some live on fruit, fish -- and blood!   Your quest is to research the bats which live in the Amazon, in Australia and other parts of the world to discover similarities and differences in their appearance, diet, the way they find food, their habitat, if they are considered a nuisance, if they are endangered and what is being done to protect them.  

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     Bats found in Australia                                                                                             Bats found in Western Australia               Australian fruit bats (flying foxes)                Australian microbats

YOUR QUEST!

Your quest is to research the bats which live in the Amazon, in Australia and other parts of the world to discover similarities and differences in their appearance, diet, the way they find food, their habitat, if they are considered a nuisance, if they are endangered and what is being done to protect them.  Record your findings in the chart below.

An extra challenge!

From your research, choose two bats to compare (one from the Amazon, the other from Australia).  How are they similar?  How are they different?  Present your findings in the Venn Diagram below.

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