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ERIC Number: EJ898396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Through Their Eyes
Perkins, Alison; Brewer, Carol
Science and Children, v48 n1 p64-68 Sep 2010
Insect vision is an area of active research that allows fruitful exploration into the nature of the scientific endeavor because of the bias our own vision brings. As scientists, we use our senses to make observations, but we can't assume that what we see is what insects see; we are forced to think outside of our own senses when we ask questions about insect vision. The authors considered these concepts as they guided a first- and second-grade integrated class in thinking about what scientists currently know about insect eyesight, the complex issues scientists face when trying to understand what insects see, and how students as scientists can begin to investigate eyesight. (Contains 3 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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