Reflection: Student Ownership Now You See It.... Vision Lab - Section 4: Explore


I particularly enjoy using this lab with students because it helps them to "see" the information that we discuss in class. It is one thing to tell a student information and have them write it down, memorize it, and repeat it for a test. It is a completely different, and much better, understanding when the students are able to experience the information.

The students are amazed at some of the different aspects of this lab, specifically the blind spot, because they are able to engage in the experience of seeing something one second and having it completely "disappear" the next. This lab is full of "ah ha" moments for students. By giving students choices from a variety of activities, they also experience a sense of ownership. Often, students complete more activities than are required so they can experience the lab sections they heard other students discussing.

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Now You See It.... Vision Lab

Unit 5: Nervous System
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT test different aspects of vision and explain the phenomena they are experiencing.

Big Idea: In this lab, students "see" what they learned during discussion by conducting vision related activities.

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Science, Spinal Cord, eye, vision, senses, nervous system, brain
  40 minutes
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