Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 21, 2013

Another fun science class today!  This week we studied bats, and learned that there are some caves with nurseries containing millions of little bat pups.  Scientists have discovered that mother bats find their own baby among the millions by listening for its call and by its scent (which is really her scent which she strokes onto her pup).  To see how difficult this would be, each boy was given a unique scent, with which he doused a cotton ball.  The cotton balls were gathered together and each boy was blindfolded with the assignment to find his own cotton ball.  It wasn't easy with all the competing scents, even when they were as diverse as rubbing alcohol and vanilla.  :)  Bats are amazing creatures!

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