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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.

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Optics
- The Eye
= Physiology
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
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© 2002 San Diego Museum of Natural History, 2002
Keywords:
animal vision, compound eye, eye anatomy, human vision, single-lens eye, vision
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Metadata instance created July 6, 2009 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 8, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
February 14, 2008

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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.

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(san Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, 2002), WWW Document, (http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/eyes/basics.html).
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The Eyes Have It: Visual Basics, (san Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, 2002), <http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/eyes/basics.html>.
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The Eyes Have It: Visual Basics. (2008, February 14). Retrieved October 22, 2014, from san Diego Natural History Museum: http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/eyes/basics.html
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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 22 October 2014).
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The Eyes Have It: Visual Basics. San Diego: san Diego Natural History Museum, 2002. 14 Feb. 2008. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/eyes/basics.html>.
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