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a parent owl and a baby owl standing together on a stump Who’s Like You?

How does a dragonfly see with eyes that are almost as big as its head? Or an owl or even a four-eyed fish?! Animals adapt to their environments so it makes sense that their eyes do too! Let’s talk about different types of animals and see which animal eyes are most like yours!

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: Upper Elementary


Which animal has eyes that are like yours?? Choose one from the webinar yesterday or do some research and make a hypothesis!

Owl                  Dragonfly        Four-Eyed-Fish           Bat                   Mole                Rhinoceros

Watch this video:

Brennan and Mina interviewing their mother about their visual impairment


Interview Your Caregiver/Parent.

Here are some sample questions you may use.

    1. What is my visual impairment called?
    2. What is it caused by?
    3. What part of the eye does it affect?
    4. Will my visual impairment change (get worse) over time?


Was your hypothesis correct? Which animal eyes do you have? Did you learn something new about your eyes? Create a video about what you learned. We would love to see it!




Cheryl Hannan, Professor from California State University, LA.

Johna Bogue, Lower school science teacher (grades PreK- 3rd) at The Pegasus School, CA.

Parisa Behmardi Lamarra, Teacher of the Visually Impaired at Whittier Unified School District, CA.

Susan Drake, Special education teacher and student in VI college program at Missouri State University.

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