Mexican Fishing Bats


Biological Sciences –  Ecosystems; Lifecycles; Living Things

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems; Form and Function

Years: 4, 5, 7

Video Length: 5:56m

This short Scinema 2018 Community Program film follows Edward Hurme and his team as they study the Mexican Fishing Bat, trying to work out exactly how they hunt and catch prey, using biological systems far more advanced than any technology we currently have to hand, and what we can learn from them. Could be used to deliver the Biological Sciences curriculum for Years 4 looking at ecosystems, Year 5 looking at specific adaptations the bats might have and Year 7 looking at food webs/chains.

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