63: The eye (physiology)

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1) DRAWING LESSON

67 minutes

In this lesson we will find out how the eye functions, and we will see how supporting cells play a critical role even though they don’t actually respond to light.

 

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2) ACTIVITIES

Activity 63-1:   Helpful website

Here is a site that has some short explanations, both written and video:

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/50-how-the-eye-focuses-light

 

Activity 63-2:   Find your blind spot

Don’t believe you actually have a blind spot in your vision all the time?  This activity will let you find it.  Normally, our brain fills in the gap and we don’t notice.  But this is a way to isolate it and let you see it.  Try one of these links:

https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chvision.html

https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/blind-spot

 

Activity 63-3:   Experiment with lenses

Click here for a page of simple interactive optics demos.

 

Activity 63-4:   Experiment with red, green and blue light

Try these online labs:  (They require your computer to have Java and Adobe flash player.)

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/color-vision/latest/color-vision_en.html

https://omsi.edu/tech/colormix.php

3) VIDEOS

How we see color– a TED Ed video

How the eye works– ADAM video

How bipolar cells work– a mini lecture (very optional)

 

4) QUIZ

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