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The "Eyes" Have It

The "Eyes" Have It

The "Eyes" Have It by Scoilnet

Primary level science. How does your eye work? Why do you blink? What are tears for? Find out here.


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How do eyes work? Are optical illusions real or are they illusions? What is a blind spot?

Your Eyes

http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/eyes.html Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Ever wonder how your eyes work? This article for kids takes you from the pupil to the retina and beyond. Includes clear diagram of the eye and further links to information on glasses, contact lenses and various eye conditions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Bitheolaíocht

Strand: An t-orgánach

Strand unit: Freagairtí do spreagthaí

Suggestions for use: Display the diagram. The information on the page may be too simplistic for JC.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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How We See - Sightsavers

http://www.sightsavers.net/our_work/the_eye/how_we_see/default.html Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Have you ever wondered how we actually see the things around us? Short page of notes explaining the basics of vision.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Probably more for teacher information. There are better diagrams of eyes that could be used in class but the information here is to the point.

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Why People Wear Glasses

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/sight.html Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Explains, with the aid of basic diagrams, the way light enters the eye and the reasons people wear glasses to correct non perfect vision. Contains links to hands-on activities and experiments.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Fisic

Strand: Solas

Strand unit: 05. Lenses

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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See All You Can See

http://isee.nei.nih.gov/ Added: 24 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Taispeántas / Treoir/nótaí

From the american National Eye Institute's site aimed at children. Excellent sections explaining the parts of the eye, optical illusions, and eye safety. Requires Flash for parts of the site but the printabls section leads to a series of PDFs covering most of the content.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Engage the children with the practical 'optical illusions' - should get their interest.

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Engage the children with the practical 'optical illusions' - should get their interest.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Eye Facts for Children

https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/f...ei-pdfs/SeeAllYouCanSeeCalendar.pdf Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Printable chart with 31 facts about the eye. Written specifically for children and presented in the style of a calendar.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • éirí feasach ar ainm agus struchtúr roinnt de mhórbhaill sheachtracha agus inmheánacha an choirp

Suggestions for use: Print out on colour printer if possible.

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tuiscint shimplí a fhorbairt ar struchtúr cuid de phríomhbhaill inmheánacha agus sheachtracha an choirp

Suggestions for use: Print out on colour printer if possible.

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Health - Vision

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/health/lesson/vision/ Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Follow along during a visit to the optometrist to learn why your eyes are the most amazing part of your body. Click on the different parts of the eye to learn the function.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Content objective:
Ba chóir go ligfeadh acmhainn seo do pháiste:

  • tuiscint shimplí a fhorbairt ar struchtúr cuid de phríomhbhaill inmheánacha agus sheachtracha an choirp

Suggestions for use: Have students create a word cloud of the important terms they learn from this site.

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Language: Béarla
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The Eye - Drag and Drop Quiz

http://www.freezeray.com/flashFiles/eye.htm Added: 07 Mar 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche

Drag and drop labels towards the eye to test your knowledge of the key parts in this interactive simulation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Fisic

Strand: Solas

Strand unit: 05. Lenses

Suggestions for use: Use as a formative means of assessment to test students knowledge of various parts of the eye. Use the simulation to reinforce students knowledge and as an introduction to describe the function of the cornea, iris,lens, retina, optic nerve and ciliary muscle

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Vision Experiments

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chvision.html Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh

Collection of activities to demonstrate the existence of the 'blind spot'. the The blind spot is the area on the retina without receptors that respond to light and so images that fall in this region can not be seen.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Bitheolaíocht

Strand: An t-orgánach

Strand unit: Freagairtí do spreagthaí

Suggestions for use: There is a selecion of different activities in this resource - choose one suitable for your class level (marked).

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Size of Pupil

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/pupil/index.html Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh

Simple experiment to observe how the pupil in the eye changes size in response to changes in light. It explains the science of what is going on in clear accessible language.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 05. Biological Science

Strand unit: 04. Human Organs & Systems

Suggestions for use: Clear instructions included with teh resource. You will need a magnifying glass, mirror and flashlight.

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Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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How Much can we See Around Us?

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/peripheral_vision/index.html Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh

Experiment to test peripheral vision. Clear step-by-step notes included. Estimated to take 30 mins.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Materials required are listed. Realistic for class.

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Materials required are listed. Realistic for class.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Tears - Why We Cry

http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/fun...agesubject/lessons/newton/tear.html Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Turgnamh / Treoir/nótaí

Page of notes exploring tears and asks the basic question - why do we cry? Looks at the diffierence between tears caused by emotion and those from say chopping onions. Also contains a list of activities or experiments that can be conducted in class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Eolaíocht

Strand: Dúile beo

Strand unit: An bheatha dhaonna

Suggestions for use: Not very visual so probably best for teacher information BUT the topics are very engaging. Certainly good material for a class.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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World Book Web

Eyes

The eyes move with the use of only 6 muscles. 


Sight

Sight is the ability to sense light. 


Glasses

Not only are glasses worn to improve eyesight, they can also protect the eyes from sunlight or injoury. 


Tears

Tears is a liquid that moisten and clean the eye.

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