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This item is a video-based interactive activity that gives users a close-up and fascinating view of the anatomy of a real cow eye as it is dissected by a teenage narrator. The Flash movies are divided into 12 segments which may be stopped/started interactively. Each segment contains text information with vocabulary definitions in a "hover-over" format. The resource also provides a diagram of the eye and detailed illustrations of how the eye refracts light and sends messages to the optic nerve.
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Nature and Behavior of Light
Unit Title: The Eye
We guarantee that this video-based activity will fascinate your students as they learn about the anatomy of the eye. A teenage narrator dissects a real cow eye (with optic nerve attached) in a 12-part Flash video. Students will get an up close & personal view of the cornea, iris, lens, and retina as they control the pace of the videos. Also includes an eye diagram and illustrations that show how the eye refracts light and sends messages to the optic nerve.Link to Unit:
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