While some kids spend their days in class doodling or passing notes, a group of 8 to 10-year-olds were studying bumblebees with neuroscientists from the University College of London. These elementary school students used sugar rewards to train bees to go to targets with different colours and patterns, showing that this insect can remember visual cues. These findings were then published in Britain’s Royal Society journal, an academic publication that prints work from some of the great minds in science. You too can apply your SMARTS by becoming a Citizen Scientist or be inspired to help the environment with some activities.
To read the students full research report click here