ERIC Number: EJ721540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Insect Vision
Science and Children, v42 n5 p47-48 Feb 2005
A fly is buzzing around in the kitchen. You sneak up on it with a flyswatter, but just as you get close to it, it flies away. What makes flies and other insects so good at escaping from danger? The fact that insects have eyesight that can easily detect moving objects is one of the things that help them survive. In this month's Science Shorts, students examine the interesting world of how insects see. This article describes a model of an insect's compound eye to get a "bug's-eye" view of the world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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