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Lesson Worksheet: Seeing in the Dark Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying how the sense of sight works and describing eye adaptations in nocturnal animals.

Q1:

The sense of uses light to help animals gather information around them.

  • Asight
  • Bhearing
  • Csmell
  • Dtaste

Q2:

have strong night vision due to the presence of tapetum lucidum.

  • AFishing cats
  • BPigs
  • CSquirrels
  • DHumans

Q3:

What is the scientific term for the thin layer that reflects light at the back of the eyes of some animals?

  • ANocturnal animals
  • BMirrors
  • CTapetum lucidum
  • DRetina

Q4:

True or False: Nocturnal animals need a source of light to see, while humans do not.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Q5:

Tarsier monkeys and owls are nocturnal animals that have .

  • Alarge eyes
  • Bwhite feathers
  • Cfat under their skin
  • Dlong tails

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