Eye Model eKit

Academic Standards

Biological Sciences Big Idea: Unity and Diversity

Academic Expectations:
2.3 Students identify and analyze systems and the way their components work together or affect each other.
2.4 Students use concept of scale and scientific models to explain the organization and functioning of living and nonliving things and predict other characteristic that might be observed.

Practical Living Big Idea: Personal Wellness

Academic Expectations:
3.2 Students demonstrate the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
5.1 Students use critical thinking skills such as analyzing, prioritizing, categorizing, evaluating and comparing to solve a variety of problems in real-life situations.

eye model

W. Frank Steely Library Resource

Title: Eye Model [kit]

Call Number: LRC LT 5110 .N95 E9

Description: This resource consists of 5 take-apart pieces on a base.
It shows the human eye and teaches how the eye functions.

Contents: This resource includes an eye model, cassette tape, 10 activity cards, 4 activity sheets, teacher's guide & key.

Lesson Plans

The Real Bionic Man: a link to a lesson plan that leads students in activities to learn about advancing technologies in producing artificial eyes and other prosthetics.

Anatomy: a link to a lesson plan that students learn how certain organ systems function. It goes into depth about how the brain acts as the control center for many body functions; including sight.

Superhumans & Bionics: Electronic Eyes: a lesson plan that involves students building models of healthy eyes and sight and an eye experiencing macular degeneration. Also includes discussion topics & anatomy review.

All Those Seeing Color, Say Eye!: a lesson plan that uses Internet resources to explain how the brain perceives color and how the eye functions.  

Student Resources

Color Vision: a link to an interactive online program where students can see how colored light is seen in the eye.

Khan Academy Human Biology: a link to Khan Academy's Human Biology site. A great resource for students who need anatomy explained in a different way.

Reading Glasses: an article and podcast explaining nearsightedness.


How We See Color: a video in which an educator explains how the color receptors within our eyes work.

Vocabulary Quiz

This is a link to a vocabulary quiz that focuses on eye anatomy. 

Compiled by Anna Frey for EDU 313.

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