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.
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.
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
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.
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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