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The Echo Meter Touch
Bring the science of bioacoustics to your students.
"The Echo Meter Touch and curriculum guide make it easy to get a complete understanding of bats...."
"... the Echo Meter Touch ends up being an economical way to teach about one of the marvels of nature." 'A' RATING.
Wildlife Acoustics and Bat Conservation International have teamed up to bring you a complete solution for teaching your students about bioacoustics – the exciting science of understanding our natural world through sound.
Your lessons will revolve around one of the most intriguing uses of sound in nature – bat echolocations. The system includes everything you need to make learning fun and engaging: Hardware, software and a comprehensive curriculum guide.
The Curriculum Guide
The Discover Bats! Curriculum Guide and DVD, from Bat Conservation International, bring bat biology to life with more than 20 integrated lessons, library references, background information, a glossary and a comprehensive bibliography of supporting resources. Lessons are supported by one or more video segments and contain additional activities designed for learning assessment, independent study or extracurricular assignments. Each Discover Bats! book comes with a Quick Start Guide, providing a school week's worth of lessons. Nicely organized into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, the Quick Start Guide provides easy-to-follow lesson plans, applicable to grade school, middle school and high school science and biology class needs.
The Hardware: Big brain in a tiny box.
The Ultrasonic Module is a core component of Echo Meter Touch. Its built-in ultrasonic microphone senses ultrasonic signals up to 125 kHz. The Module digitizes the signal and transmits the ultrasonic data to the iPad or iPhone. Simply plug the Ultrasonic Module into the Lightning Connector of your iOS device and you can immediately start monitoring, recording and analyzing bat echolocations.
The Software: Fun, engaging and easy to use.
The Echo Meter Touch app is free in the Apple App Store. Its full-color spectrogram shows real-time information about the frequency and duration of bat echolocations. Scroll through echolocations with a swipe of your finger. Pinch and zoom the spectrogram for different views while you continue to listen to and record bats in your area.
The Wi-Fi Export feature lets you export bat recordings via wi-fi or iTunes on your computer. If GPS is activated on your device, Echo Meter Touch will tag your recordings with useful location data.
The Echo Meter Touch Bat Auto-ID feature feature lets you quickly and accurately identify which bats species are near you.