Reflection: Real World Applications My Living Camera - The Eye - Section 3: Wrap Up


I love pairing this lesson with a field trip to the ophthalmologist's office. We tour the office and learn how each machine checks our eyes. We also learn about the skills that are needed to be an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. Students learn how the eye takes the image that is given to it through the lens and how the brain processes it so it is the right way up. 

These kinds of field trips show students how science works as well as what skills are necessary for a particular career field. This is important information for students to begin to gather and helps them realize we teach them certain concepts in school.

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My Living Camera - The Eye

Unit 4: Eye Spy With My Animal Eye
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: Students will understand that the eye sees objects just like a pinhole camera, but the images are processed by the brain to interpret them.

Big Idea: Students will understand that the eye is part of a system of vision, including the brain, where images are processed and interpreted.

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