Eyes

September 21, 2004

Past Episodes

Eye Exam
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Eye Facts
Eye Links
Eyes Home
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Eye Clipart
The Eyes Have It http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/eyes/basics.html
From the San Diego Natural History Museum's Kid's Habitat,
explore Visual Basics, I Spy, and Animal eyes.
 
Anatomy Of The Eye   http://www.lensshopper.com/eye-anatomy.asp
A Flash-animated visual guide to the various parts and functions of the human eye.
 
Eye Diagram with Labels Eye Anatomy
http://www.stlukeseye.com/Anatomy.asp
A guide to the many parts of the human eye and how they function, with illustrations and descriptions

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/the_eye/
This is a good general information site that covers anatomy (how the eye is put together), eyeglasses, and quizzes. Take the color blind test and the blind spot test.
 

Orbital Sockets in a SkullThinkquest Eye Site
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002330/

"This 2000 Thinkquest Project is "your one stop source of information about eyes. Whether you just want to know basic information about the eye, or if you want to go deeper and learn how everything works, this is the place for you! This site covers common diseases, anatomy, basic functions of the eye, and has many fun interactive activities related to the eye. Numerous original graphics, diagrams, and interactive games help illustrate the concepts."

Jell-O Optics
http://www.engineering.usu.edu/ece/faculty/furse/TUTORIAL/K-12/jello/sld006.htm
This slide show has good diagrams of some eye concepts. It includes a demonstration with Jell-O that you can try at home.    
 

Experience Human Senses from BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/senseschallenge/ Are you ready to take the senses challenge?      

Check out this animation about sight from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/sight/sight_animation.shtml    

Model of an Eye
Joke Did you hear about the cross-eyed teachers? They couldn't control their pupils!
Cow's eye dissection
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/index.html
Find out what's inside an eye. This is one of the most popular demonstrations at the Exploratorium. Follow the step by step instructions, consult the hints and tips, and read the primer.
What an infant sees from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode1/infantvision/flash.html
You'll be surprised at what a newborn infant doesn't see!
Perception flash demos
http://www.physpharm.fmd.uwo.ca/undergrad/sensesweb/

The Physiology of the Senses Transformations for Perception and Action is a flash demo explaining many aspects of vision and perception.    

Duck or Rabbit Illusion

Can you believe what you see? These websites about illusions will have you wondering...
Illusions 1
, http://dragon.uml.edu/psych/illusion.html
Illusions 2, http://www.brl.ntt.co.jp/IllusionForum/basics/visual/index-e.html   
 


Have fun at Magic Eyes 3D Images of the week
http://www.magiceye.com/3dfun/stwkdisp.shtml
 
Color vision evolution
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1220210.stm
A report from BBC explains why primates have the ability to see red and green.  

Exploratorium online interactive "seeing" exhibits      en espanol
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/f_exhibits.htmli
At the Exploratorium you can mix colors, tease your brain, and attempt to figure out illusions.  
 

Color Vision Demonstration
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/bird_in_a_cage/bird_in_a_cage.html
When your color vision tires you can see colors that aren't there.
Are you color blind or color deficient? Try the color vision self-test
http://colorvisiontesting.com/

 
Follow this link to a Demonstration of what it's like to be color blind
http://www.mcw.edu/cellbio/colorvision/test1.htm
 

Investigate Eye Structure with this interactive demonstration from Bausch and Lomb ttp://www.bausch.com/en_US/consumer/age/children.aspx

Anatomy of the single lens eye from San Diego Natural History Museum
http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/eyes/basics-single2.html  

Anatomy of the compound eye
http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/eyes/basics-compound2.html  
 

Surgeon FishANIMAL EYES     
Image courtesy of BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES


Take a look at other animal eyes and learn about jellyfish eyes, octopus eyes, or even how many eyes one animal can have.
Images, questions and answers about animal eyes are all provided by
http://ebiomedia.com/gall/eyes/eye1.html    
 

Spiders and 8 eyes.
http://www.boston.com/globe/search/stories/health/how_and_why/062998.htm How do spiders control eight eyes? What kind of vision would that be like? Do they have good vision or just simple contrast change?  
  Spider Eyes

Image courtesy of BioMEDIA ASSOCIATES
 

Eyes under a Microscope
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artdec99/jpeyes.html
 

Night Creatures of the Kalahari from NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/kalahari/nightvision.html
Find out about different nocturnal eyes, also from NOVA. Nocturnal means "night".
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/Kalahari/nocturnaleye.html

Red Schoolhouse Clipart     LINKS FOR TEACHERS
Anatomy of the eye with great diagrams and descriptions for teachers .http://www.discoveryfund.org/anatomyoftheeye.html  
 

How does the human eye see? Newton's Apple Show
http://www.tpt.org/newtons/14/humaneye01.html
How the eyeball works, plus activities.

Optometrists Network: Children Vision provides Checklists, Vision Impairments and other vision information for parents and teachers.
http://www.children-special-needs.org

Color-Blind Homepage
http://colorvisiontesting.com/
"This web-site defines being colorblind and will educate you about the different types of colorblindness. It explains why you may be colorblind and what teachers, school nurses, and parents should know about being colorblind. You will learn about a new "pediatric" color vision test for early detection. If you think you may be colorblind, you can test your color vision on-line."


Low Vision Resources for Idaho

http://www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/eyesite/resources/id_resources.asp
Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Enrichment Ideas/Activities for Human Body Science-Vision
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chvision.html

Ask Mr Science
http://users.hubwest.com/hubert/mrscience/science8.html
Make an eyeball model

History of Braille. Discover The Six Magic Dots of Braille, tactile system of raised dots representing letters of the alphabet, from The Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
http://www.cnib.ca/en/living/braille/louis-braille/Default.aspx

From the Franklin Institute Online:
Coming to our Senses http://www.fi.edu/qa97/me9/
and
Light and Color http://www.fi.edu/color/

Investigating light for older kids from the Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/light_walk/lw_main.html

3 activities from Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/CC/vision_activities.html
How We See: The First Steps of Human Vision Activities

Get the low down about the history of lenses at Lenses through time
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson078.shtml

Expand with a
Lenses Timeline
http://www.optima-hyper.com/eyetests/timeline.htm
 
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