Video and lesson investigations on the topic of animals’ eyes. Key concepts include:
- Animals have the right eyes for the job.
- Different animals have differently designed eyes.
- Animals’ eyes have evolved to suit their life-style and the environment within which they live.
- Their eyes are particularly suited to their needs.
- One of the most obvious differences in the eyes of various animals is the placement of the eye itself.
- Many birds and fish, for example, have eyes at the sides of their heads, which gives them a greater field of vision that humans have.
- They need this wide field of vision to help them escape from their predators. Bottom feeding fish often have eyes on the top of their heads.
- Most predators, including humans, have eyes in the front of their heads.
- The cannot see things behind, above or beside them without moving their heads.