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Bats

Explore the diversity of bats, the only mammals that can fly. The articles listed below supplement the Science Exploration online investigation Soar with Bats.

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Bats: Night Fliers (SuperScience)

Introduce younger students to bats, which make up nearly one-fifth of all mammal species on Earth. Then put their classification skills to the test with the Chip Challenge.

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Science Explorations: Soar with Bats

Bats spend the night trying to fill their bellies. In fact, you'd have to down 10 pizzas for dinner to keep up with some. Investigate the 1,100 species that take to the night skies by the millions.

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Bats: Twilight Zone (Science World)

Did you know that there are more than 1,100 different bat species? Or that scientists have not yet figured out how all these species are related? Explore the challenges of studying these night fliers.

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