- Online STEM
- Summer 1
- How do eyes work?
How do eyes work?
Take a journey through the eye and see how it works!
+ Join in lots of weird and wonderful investigations to understand how our eyes work!
+ Make a model of an eye
+ Watch a short (5 mins) dissection of an eye! (& join in at home if you want)
+ The older groups will also learn about the structure and function of the eye extending to KS4 level.
(Please note this contains a short dissection of a pig's eye).
Your home-education journal is already written!
In your booking confirmation email you'll receive a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Tuesday 25th April
8-12s group: 1 - 1:50pm (UK GMT)
11-16s group: 2:10 - 3pm (UK GMT)
(Select from the options below).
Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- A torch (not too bright)
- A mirror
- White paper
- Black pen
- An eye patch! Or something they can use to gently cover one eye for a few minutes (scarf, tie, bandana...)
- A white bowl (to draw on, one you can clean easily or don’t mind being marked) Or just use paper.
- Felt tip pens / marker pens / dry wipe pens
- A magnifying glass, or lens from old glasses: may help to add to their model but is not essential
To join the dissection at home:
- An eyeball (easily obtained from a fish head, or you may be able to get a pig’s or lamb's eye from a butcher)
- plate or tray
- Dissecting scissors or small sharp scissors
- Forceps or tweezers
Links suggest sources of appropriate resources
What might younger students need help with?
Younger students may need help covering one eye with a patch or scarf, and may need preparing for seeing a real eye dissection (or looking away if preferred).
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a photography consent form and opportunity to let us know about any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).