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Students explore the concept that not all light is visible to the human eye. Although UV light is not visible, it can still be harmful, causing sunburns or skin cancer. They use special beads to detect UV light around the school. Students then conduct an experiment to determine what types of materials are best for blocking UV light on Earth, as well as in space.
Students gain a conceptual comprehension of the functioning of the Human Eye in relation to optics and optical vision correction. They explore optics with light sources and various lenses, relating these to visual acuity, accommodation, near point, blind spots, focal length, object/image distance as well as testing their vision with a Snellan Eye Chart.
Perform a virtual dissection of the human eye through this exploration by using a software tool and the Internet. Young scientists will complete a physical dissection of a cow or sheep eye. Students explore the geometric shapes of the eyes, and test for colorblindness. They will also use manipulatives to create a model of the human eye.
What does a human hair look like at 40 times its normal size? Young scientists find out the answer to that question and more in an introductory microscope activity. In the description, it says the investigation is intended for ninth grade honors biology, but it seems more appropriate for middle level life science, or wherever learners are introduced to microscope use in your district.
In this eye and light worksheet, students make models of the eye using black and white cardboard, a light source, and a bowl of water. They explain how each part of the model corresponds to a part of the eye. Students answer 4 discussion questions and produce a labeled diagram of their model indicating the parts of the eye.
In this stars and the modern telescope worksheet, learners use a photograph taken by the 2MASS telescope to calculate the number of bright stars and faint stars in the picture, the size of the picture, and the number of stars expected to be seen across the entire sky based on the photographed area.
Second graders compare and contrast vision in birds with vision in humans. In this vision lesson, 2nd graders explore monocular and binocular vision as they participate in classroom demonstrations. Students record their observations regarding the experiences and share them with their classmates.