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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: EYE-VOLUTION (Age 10-14)

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20

When

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant

Activity description:

Eyes are sensory organs that began their evolution about 540 million years ago from a simple eyespot! They are essential for the survival of countless organisms and vary greatly in size, structure and function. The complexity of sight is an evolutionary marvel. How did it all come about? Come and explore the history of the eyes we know today!

In this activity, you will:

  • learn about some of the most basic and complex life forms that can “see”;
  • discuss theories about the evolution of sight; and
  • explore the DNALC museum exhibition on the evolution of the eye.

Participants need:

  • Blank paper and a writing utensil.

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20