University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 7: What do you see?

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Lesson Description:

In this culminating lesson, students use the knowledge they learned in the previous lessons to make inferences about the significance of color perception and connections to other organisms. Students discuss the biological advantage of color vision in humans during the synthesizing Advantage of Color Vision activity and make connections to other organisms and different visual systems in Vision Adaptation activity. Finally, students investigate the evolution of color vision in mammals by evaluating information on the traits and genetics of extant mammal groups. Using this information, they build a phylogenetic tree and compare it to current scentists’ models. There are also supplementary readings for students to learn more about the evolution of color vision in primates, including humans.

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Aug 17, 2016

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