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Wetlands Ecostudy Unit:

Mammal Morphology - Bats, People and other

Mammals share many body traits in common. Yet each species has some characteristics that are unique. Both the common traits and the unique ones work to enable the species survive and thrive. Animal morphology or anatomy is the study of the shape, form, and structure of animals and their parts.

1. Review the Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity through "Evaluating".

2. Use the resources in Visual Dictionary Online to examine the external morphology of bats, people and one other wetland mammal.

table A table is a great way to make a visual representation of the findings. You can use it to identify similarties and differences.

Make a Mammals Table

Enter the characteristics down the first column. Place a + plus sign if the mammal has that characteristic.
Place a - minus sign, if it does not.

Body morphology

Bat morphology Human body  
hair or fur covering      
wing membrane      

Discuss your findings.

blue arrow What do these three mammals have in common?


blue arrow What are their differences?


blue arrow How does each animal's unique traits enable it to survive?


cattails Wetlands: Habitat / Mammals / Birds / Macroinvertebrates - Aquatic insects / Plants & trees / Amphibians / Conclusions

Food Web Relationships / Wetland Ecology Vocabulary Exercise / Mammal Morphology compare - contrast

Collecting Data Activity pdf / doc. / Citizen Science Projects - collect some data

Lentic or Lotic ecosystem / Wetland Ecology Dilemmas / Wetlands Issues eGame - pbl

Wetland Poem Project / Wetland or Frog Song activity / Digital Science Journal / Environmental Issue Video Project

Bats are our Buddies / Bats at the Beach Activity / Water Wars / Eagles Evaluation

Pennsylvania HS Envirothon / Water & Watershed Studies / Monitor Wetland

Plants and People | Nature | Build a School Habitat Garden | Green occupations at US DOL


Internet Hunts / Puzzles and Projects / Problem based Learning / Civics & History / Habitat Garden / Computers / Home

4/2009 Cynthia J. O'Hora This project may be freely use in a nonprofit setting. Updated 5/2024

tree icon Save a tree - use a Digital Answering format - Highlight the text of the title, directions and questions. Copy the text. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Enter your name and the date at the top of the docuement. Answer on the word processing document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (No yellow, avoid artistic fonts like: Symbols, broad font, blackmoor, & dear font fonts). Save frequently as you work. Submit your digital answer sheet via email or drop box. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet.

The goal of this web project is to inform people through research and employing higher order thinking skills. This study unit encourages the use of free Internet information resources. Activities often develop writing, information literacy, technology and mathematics skills. The resources posted here may be freely adapted or modified to meet each student's unique skills or interests.

Pennsylvania Science Anchors
S.A.2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigations
S 4.B.3.1 Identify and describe living and nonliving things in the environment or their interaction
S.B.2 Continuity of Life

Science NetLinks Benchmark 5 - The Living Environment
How living things function and interact. A. Diversity of Life

D. Interdependence of Life - " In all environments freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland, mountain, and others organisms with similar needs may compete with one another for resources, including food, space, water, air, and shelter.