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Eyes: Teachers

Eye Information and Resources


The National Eye Institute has a great student site with a series of short video clips about all things visual called "Ask A Scientist". They also have a kid-friendly introduction to the visual system and an activity book for students with worksheets that you can download and print.

Neuroscience for Kids provides teachers with an introduction to the eye and engaging classroom experiments on depth perception, visual discrimination, optical illusions, blind spots, and more. Includes three complete lesson plans with detailed teacher's guides.

The Optometrists Network provides checklists, information about vision impairments and other eye-related topics for parents and teachers.

Take a look at this vision Study Jam from Scholastic.

KidsHealth has a fun video, quiz, worksheet and information for students, as well as a teacher's guide with lessons and activities for grades K-2, 3-5, and middle school.

Vision Testing and Enrichment

Eye Drops defines being colorblind and will educate you about the different types of colorblindness. It explains why a person may be colorblind. You will learn about a new "pediatric" color vision test for early detection. If you think you may be colorblind, you can test your color vision on-line.

The Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a state agency which has been serving Idahoans since 1967. The agency assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence by providing education, developing work skills, increasing self-confidence and helping them remain employed or prepare for employment.

From Arizona State University's World of Biology, How Do We See? and Seeing Color discuss the basics of seeing, vision correction, blindness, and animal eyesight. The site includes a self-test for color blindness, a chart comparing animal and human sight, a word search and crossword puzzle, quizzes, and a human eye worksheet.

Vision Science has collections of links to Resources and Demonstrations on the science of vision. For teachers and older students.

Eye Activities and More

Eye Exam

Help your students discover more about their eyes with these simple, hands-on classroom activities from the World of Science museum.

Visit Mr. Science and make an eyeball model.

Braillebug is a fun site to help sighted students become familiar with this tactile system of raised dots representing letters of the alphabet. Students can learn how to decipher the code, see their names in braille, and try some puzzles and games.

Humans cannot see without light. Take a “Light Walk” at the Exploratorium and learn about the energy wave that makes things visible. For older kids.

Check out these three activities from Access Excellence.

See a timeline about the history of eye discoveries at the Museum of the Eye.

The Eyes Have It is a collection of eye and vision-related classroom activities.

Take a look at these vision-related classroom activities, organized by age group, from Optics4Kids.

Color vision is different for humans and animals. Find teaching resources and coloring activities comparing the vision of dogs, birds, and bees to that of humans in The World Through Animal Eyes.

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