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Our Sense of Sight: Eye Anatomy and Function


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    University of Washington

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Our Sense of Sight: Eye Anatomy and Function

In this activity, learners investigate the sense of sight and develop and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners measure their central and peripheral visual fields under different circumstances, and learn which areas of the retina carry these types of information to the brain. In "TRY YOUR OWN EXPERIMENT," learners design experiments, investigating, for example, what happens when the visual field is restricted, or what other animals see in their visual fields. This lesson plan includes background information and guides for educators and learners.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
      • Perception
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
      • Probability
    • Measurement
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof
    • Representation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Lenses and Mirrors
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum
      • Sunlight and Color
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Light and Optics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Animals

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Murray Ph.D., Marjorie A.

Rights:

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

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