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Animal Vision and light perception: Do you see what I see?

Do You See What I See? Animal Vision Revealed

        

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Students may not stop to consider something as familiar as vision unless they need eyeglasses, contacts or sunglasses to read or reduce glare. It is rarer still to consider how other organisms see.  Do all animals see in the same way?

This fascinating topic was explored during a professional development workshop entitled, “Hiding in the Light” provided by the COSEE-TEK program at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point campus in the summer of 2011. Working with Dr. Heidi Dierssen and her graduate student Kelley Bostrum, teachers were introduced to groundbreaking research using light measurements to analyze camouflage abilities in fish and calculate habitat type through satellite imagery.

In this lesson students will be introduced to structures six different animals have to detect light, also known as electromagnetic waves.
 
GUIDING QUESTION(S)

How do structural and behavioral adaptations increase the chances for organisms to survive in their environments?

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Compare and contrast the structures used in animals to detect various forms of electromagnetic waves.
  2. Evaluate the effect these structures have on the survival of animals in their environments.
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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Valerie Cournoyer,
May 1, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Valerie Cournoyer,
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