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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program
Bats & Egypt

(October and November 2006)

 

Batty for Bats!

Do you believe a bat could get caught in your hair? Are you wondering why bats fly around haphazardly?  Students will learn fascinating facts and myths about bats. We will explore both fictional and informational books about this often misunderstood mammal.  A hands-on activity is included.
Recommended for grades K-2.

Fiction Books:

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies

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Bats on Parade by Kathi Appelt

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Little Lost Bat by Sandra Markle

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Informational Text:

Beautiful Bats by Linda Glaser

Time for Kids: Bats!

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BATS: Shadows in the Night by Diane Ackerman

Pennsylvania Academic Standards:

  • 1.6. A&B-Speaking and Listening

Websites:

 

Walk like an Egyptian

Are mummies real? What is the mystery of the Egyptian pyramids? Who is King Tutankhamen? Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt and learn about fashion, popular foods, mummies, Arabic writing, pyramids and much more!!  A hands-on activity is included.
Recommended for grades 3-5.

Informational Books:

You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Pyramid Builder! A Hazardous Job You’d Rather Not Have by Jacqueline Morley

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Who Built the Pyramid? by Meredith Hooper

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Look What Came From Egypt by Miles Harvey

The Mummy by Adam Woog

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Ice Mummies by Eric Kudalis

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Bog Mummies by Charlotte Wilcox

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Animal Mummies by Charlotte Wilcox

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Poetry Books:

Voice of Ancient Egypt by Kay Winters

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Pennsylvania Academic Standards:

  • 1.6. A&B-Speaking and Listening

Websites:

           Learn Egyptian numbers.

           Learn about ancient Egypt’s monuments.

           Explore the Egypt of today and learn about Egypt's past.