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The Eye, Our Super Hero: February BioBox

Taking a Look at How We Look

The eye is a remarkable phenomenon in the living world—that’s why we dedicated a whole BioBox to it. Here, your students will get a breakdown of the eye’s essential structures, then they’ll test how those structures operate by using their own eyes as test subjects. Along the way, they’ll explore visual functions like accommodation, and they’ll understand the reasoning behind blind spots and afterimages. They’ll even compare their eyes to the eyes of an insect, discovering advantages and disadvantages in the process.

This BioBox addresses a few essential questions about the eye:

  • What are the various structures of the eye?
  • How are we able to see at different distances?
  • How do we see color?
  • What is a compound eye?

Let the Epic Experiments begin!