Scientific First – Children’s Research is Published in Science Journal
If they can do it, you can too! A group of 25 children ages 8 to 10 years old from England designed and conducted experiments to see if bumble-bees are able to recognize colours and patterns. Their findings have been published in The Royal Society journal Biology Letters, a well known and important peer reviewed scientific journal.
The group discovered that bees are able to solve visual colour patterns to decide which flower to go to. These findings are new to science and give insight into how bees search for food and how they are able to tell the difference between separate flowers.
Read more about the ‘Blackawton Bees’ experiment:royalsocietypublishing.org/BlackawtonBees
Listen to an interview with two of the group’s members:www.bbc.co.uk/news