Video and lesson investigations on the topic of animal eyes. Key concepts include:
- Animals’ eyes may work differently from ours, but they may see the same as we see.
- It is what the brain makes of what the eye sees that is important.
- An animal’s eyes are particularly suited to its life-style and the environment in which it lives.
- The position of an animal’s eyes and the type of lens the eye has give clues as to how it may view the world.
- Birds, whose eyes assist them in hunting, navigating and avoiding predators, have some of the sharpest eyesight in the animal kingdom.
- Their eyes are very large, sometimes weighing more than their brains.
- Some hawks and eagles have eyes which are about the same size as an adult human’s.
- Lands snails have eyes at the tips of long tentacles which they use to explore terrain.
- There is a great variety of eye types in the animal kingdom.