Maybe we should encourage bats instead of bug repellent

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 have 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!

Mosquito-capacity-of-feeding-bats.pdf

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

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2017/maybe-we-should-encourage-bats-instead-of-bug-repellent/

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