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From School Kids to Published Scientists December 23, 2010

Posted by Metabiological in Science.
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Not sure about the actual scientific value of the study but a great story none-the-less.  Anything that encourages learning the scientific process and shows that science is fun as hell deserves to be supported.

A scientific paper written by British schoolchildren about bees’ ability to recognize colour patterns and spatial characteristics has appeared in a prominent journal.

The paper, published Wednesday in Biology Letters, includes handwritten data tables and coloured-pencil diagrams.

“We discovered that bumblebees can use a combination of colour and spatial relationships in deciding which colour of flower to forage from,” the paper said. “We also discovered that science is cool and fun because you get to do stuff that no one has ever done before.”

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