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Seeing What Insects See

Seeing What Insects See | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered what flowers look like to a bee? In this project, you'll use a black light and a camera to find out!


The hypothesis is that flowers look different under ultraviolet light than they do under normal light.

Method & Materials

You will place the flowers in a place with a solid background, take a picture of them under normal light, then change the lighting by placing the black light into the light fixture and take a picture of the flowers under the black light.
You will need a black light (ultraviolet lamp), a freshly cut flower or a potted flowering plant, a camera or cell phone with a camera, printer, poster board, paper, and glue.


After taking pictures of the flowers under normal light and black light, you will be able to observe patterns and colors that were not visible under normal light.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it allows us to see the world from the perspective of an insect.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include using different types of flowers or using different types of light sources.

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