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Animal Night Vision

Animal Night Vision | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Ever wondered how animals can see in the dark? This science project will explore the night vision of dogs, cats and monkeys to see if they can see color in the dark.


The hypothesis is that dogs, cats and monkeys are all able to see color in the dark.

Method & Materials

You will train a dog, cat and monkey to select a red ball from amongst other colored balls. Then you will test each animal in a dark room to see if they can still select the red ball.
You will need a monkey, a dog, a cat, a box of pet snacks, a red, blue and yellow ball, a dark room with no windows or a room with windows and curtains, and an animal trainer.


The results of the experiment showed that in the dark environment, the dog, cat and monkey were able to successfully select the red color ball most of the time. This proves that the hypothesis is correct.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it explores the night vision of animals and how they are able to see in the dark.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include testing other animals such as rats, hamsters or squirrels, or testing different breeds of dogs, cats and monkeys.

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