What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye?

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Ever find yourself looking at a clear blue sky and notice something that seems to be floating across your eye? Well, you're not alone. Watch this short video to find out exactly what causes this and other common visual phenomenon.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include this video in a life science lesson series on the anatomy of the eye
  • Hang a light blue sheet on butcher paper on a classroom wall and allow students to try to experience floaters for themselves
  • Assign this video and corresponding assessment as homework in your flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • Video assumes viewers have a basic understanding of human biology
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Engaging animations help support the scientific explanations presented in the video
  • Resource allows teachers to develop customized lessons based on the video
  • A short assessment with five multiple choice and three free-responses questions is included with the video
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