Encouraging bats might be better than using bug repellant

Bats eat mosquitoes ... lots of mosquitoes. Students compare a bat's weight to how much he can consume in one night.  They calculate how much they would need to eat to consume a comparable proportion of food.

We compare the amount that an entire bat cave would eat in one night with the tremendous load of a giant dump truck.  Unbelievable!


CCSS: 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Mosquito-capacity-of-feeding-bats.docx    Capacity-of-bat-solution


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