Friday, January 25, 2013

Learning about the eye

We recently did a KONOS unit on the eye.  I was a little nervous about this whole cow's eye thing, but it went off with out a hitch.
First I drew this diagram of the eye on our white board.
We went over the parts of the eye and what they do

Each child wrote it down on their work sheet & we discussed it
Now it was time to actually see what we were talking about.  I did not get to take pictures, because my hands were pretty gross, Eli did the honors.  And there's just a few good ones :) (scroll fast if your squeamish, but its not really that bad)

We went step by step and talked and looked at everything I had just showed them about the eye.  The cows eye is very close to the human eye.
Then we went to the health museum.  I work this in to our lessons by taking them to the exact part of the body we are learning about.  We do the full display & then look at other things that interest us.
This is the eye from the out side

Now we are inside the eye.  In the above picture Noah is doing an interactive question series on the eye.

Here are eye lenses, you can see what it would be like to have different eye diseases.

This is the back of the eye, what it looks like from the inside.
Pretty fun!  What techniques do you use when learning about the body?

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