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Blind Spot


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Blind Spot

In this activity, learners conduct a simple test to find their blind spot. This guide includes a variation of the main activity as well as instructions on how to find the approximate size of the blind spot on the retina. Use these activities as a lesson on vision and the eye.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • One 3 X 5 inch (8 x 13 cm) card or other stiff paper
  • A meterstick

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

Informal Categories


  • Science Festivals Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, The Exploratorium,

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