This web page is an interactive tutorial appropriate for middle school on the anatomy of vision. Students may interactively explore two kinds of eye structures: 1)Single-lens eyes (the kind humans and other vertebrates have), and 2)Compound eyes, (found in insects and other invertebrates). Explanations of the fundamentals are illustrated with cross-section diagrams of both types of eye. Links are provided to additional related resources, including puzzles and a kid-friendly glossary of terms.
This item is part of a larger collection of educational materials maintained by the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Metadata instance created
July 6, 2009
by Caroline Hall
March 8, 2012
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
February 14, 2008
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light Unit Title: The Eye
Online Student Tutorial This is a very kid-friendly tutorial that explores two types of vision: 1)Single-lens eyes (the kind humans and almost all vertebrates have), and 2)Compound eyes (the kind insects and other invertebrates have). There are cross-sectional diagrams of each type of eye.....again, easy for kids to understand.
<a href="http://www.compadre.org/precollege/items/detail.cfm?ID=9227">san Diego Natural History Museum. The Eyes Have It: Visual Basics. San Diego: san Diego Natural History Museum, February 14, 2008.</a>
san Diego Natural History Museum. The Eyes Have It: Visual Basics. San Diego: san Diego Natural History Museum, February 14, 2008. http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/eyes/basics.html (accessed 24 May 2015).
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