Further Reading

E. Sohn, “Getting in Touch with Touch.” Science News for Kids. April 3, 2007.

Watch an Etruscan shrew attack multiple crickets in a laboratory setting.

See Etruscan shrews use their whiskers to consider and reject a small plastic object, and then consider and attack realistic plastic crickets.

Watch the Shrewbot use its whiskers to find its way around without vision.

Learn more about a rat’s whiskers in this National Science Foundation video.

Discover more about Robyn Grant’s work on dormice and other whiskered animals.

Teacher’s questions: Questions you can use in your classroom related to this article.