Scientists discover why mantis shrimps’ brains don’t explode

Mantis shrimp eyes collect a staggering amount of information, feeding into a tiny brain – leaving scientists wondering how they process it all.

A short explainer video makes this an accessible resource for years 5 through 10 thinking about specific adaptations and genetic evolution from the Biological Sciences curriculum and light wave energy from the Physical Sciences curriculum.

Word Count & Video Length: 571 & 1.36m

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Cells, Genetics, Living Things

Physical Sciences –  Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Form and Function, Diversity and Evolution

Physical Sciences – Energy