Our Nursery children enjoyed a Science lesson today on nocturnal animals as part of Micklefield’s ‘Animal Antics’ theme week. They learned about how the hawk’s ability to see ultraviolet light enables them to spot the trails of mice and other prey in the dark. They were surprised to discover that the urine of a mouse reflects ultraviolet light, so that it effectively ‘glows in the dark’, for the hawk to spot where the mouse is hiding. The children enjoyed spotting their Nursery mouse in the dark by following its ultraviolet trail!

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