Friday, April 24, 2020

Flipped Classroom Science Club - Light Week 3

Our previous sessions on this fascinating Physics topic:

Today we looked more at Light and the workings of the human eye.

Friday, April 24

Prior to Meeting

During the Meeting

  • review the results of student at-home activities
  • discuss information from page 87 and 90 of Blood and Guts by Linda Allison

  • do "Eye Observation" on page 91 (Cornea, Iris, Lens) and "See Stars" on page 96 (Retina)
  • discuss information from page 93
  • do "Shifty-Eyed" on page 94 (Fovea)
  • read bottom paragraph from "How the Human Eye Forms Images" on page 53 of Easy Genius Science Projects with the Human Body: Great Experiments and Ideas by Robert Gardner

    "As an interesting experiment, several people have worn prisms in front of their eyes that created images on the retina that were right side up. For a while, they saw an upside down world. But within a few days they learned to see the world the way it really is. What do you think happened when they took off the prisms that caused the images on their retinas to be right side up?"

  • do "Seeing is Believing" on page 88 of Blood and Guts
  • do "Blind Spot" on page 91 of Blood and Guts (and on page 64 of Easy Genius Science Projects with the Human Body)
  • look at illustrations and read information on "The Evolution of the Eye" from the back of Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World by Steve Jenkins

    eyespot: light-sensitive cells

    eyecup: light-sensitive cells

    pinhole eye: pinhole opening, seawater, retina

    primitive lens eye: cornea, fluid-filled lens, retina

    camera eye: cornea, iris, lens, retina

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