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The Blind Spot


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    University of Washington

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The Blind Spot

In this activity (1st on the page), learners find their blind spot--the area on the retina without receptors that respond to light. Learners can draw their own blind spot testers, use the provided template or view the images on the webpage. This resource also includes a page of optical illusions that learners can make into bookmarks. The page has links to useful background information about blind spots and the eye.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
      • Perception
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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