READ THIS- Multimedia Info** LEARN 360: Access Learn 360 via OCM BOCES's MediaConnect at mediaconnect.cnyric.org (username and password required - see your media/library specialist). First, log into MediaConnect then click on Learn 360. Leaving the web page open, return to this page and use the link to access the resource or copy/paste the shortcut. You cannot log directly into Learn 360. PBS NY (previously Vital NY): This is a free resource located at http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org available to educators. You can have your own free account or access this resource through MediaConnect. If you are logged in, clicking the link should access the resource. DVD: Listed DVDs can be obtained through MediaConnect’s physical collection (mediaconnect.cnyric.org) Professional Development (PD): These are resources that have been identified as sources of background information for the classroom teacher related to the content topic or a specific related skill. Teachers may choose to share this resource or parts of it with their students as they may deem beneficial.
Unit - Kit Files AIMS Science Unit - Student pages are available in electronic format - as a PDF file.
AIMS has requested that we secure the file so you will need an Access Key to access the file.
Tips, Hints and FYIs Bats Incredible (AIMS) is a unit written to cross grades 2 - 4. In light of this you will need to evaluate the lessons and activities in relation to your students abilities and adapt/adopt accordingly. (see "Tips, Hints and FYIs")
Tips, Hints and FYIs (PDF)
- In the attached file we have provided our suggestion of activities and activity adaptation for second graders to assist you in your planning.
Websites Bats 4 Kids
PBS Learning Media:
In this resource group, learn about bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation. In the full episode and accompanying clips, come along with the gang to save a bat roost, go on a nocturnal fly around, and gain a new appreciation for bats.
PD Multimedia Learn360: Bringing Back the Bats- geared for students this video is a good resource about Bats [27:43 min]
Learn360: How Bats Help- a video clip from Bringing Back the Bats [2:18 min]
CNYRIC (Virtual Kit): STELLALUNA" AND BATS - VIRTUAL RESOURCE KIT(Q00008) - this resource page contains links to websites and multimedia to accompany J. Cannon's book "Stellaluna". Search MediaConnect on "Q00008".
Tips, Hints and FYIs Feeding the Butterflies: In your kit we provide cyclindrical sponges and honey for feeding the adult butterflies. Place the sponge in the bottom of the butterfly pavillion. Mix some honey with water and place a large droplet on the top of the sponge. Other options are to:
place a small flowering plant or some cut flowers in the pavillion. Drip the honey-water mix onto the flowers. Be sure to weight the pot or vase so it doesn't tip over. (best colors: purple, red, best flower arrangement: clustered flowers)
place half a Naval Orange in a small bowl or on a plate and place it inside with the butterflies. Score the top of the fruit with a knife so the pulp is cut open a bit.
PD Multimedia Learn360:Butterfly Basics - this video shares the life cycle of the Zebra Lonfwing butterfly and butterfly anatomy, the purpose of specific body parts, and how butterflies have adapted physically for camouflage, flight, food gathering, pollen dispersal, and reproduction. [15:35]