Online Resources for Educators
A trove of vision-related lesson plans, experiments and optical illusions for grades K-12. (Source: University of Washington, Seattle)
Visionforlearning.org links to a checklist of signs and symptoms that may indicate a vision problem. Children’s learning difficulties often are due to vision problems, and teachers often are the first to identify such problems in the classroom.
Vision-related classroom exercises to demonstrate to grade schoolers how the eye reacts to light and how a lens bends light rays. (Source: American Optometric Association)
Convergence insufficiency is an eye-muscle coordination problem affecting one in 20 children. This site explains how CI impairs reading performance and everyday activities and provides a list of signs and symptoms.
Printable activity sheets to enhance classroom lessons on how the eye works. (Source: American Optometric Association)
Printable resources for the classroom, including word match games, word searches, optical illusions, an Eye Facts wall poster and a diagram of the eye. (Source: National Eye Institute)
Virtual cow’s eye dissection with photos and video of an actual dissection from start to finish. (Source: San Francisco Exploratorium)
Test your animal “EyeQ” by matching each creature to a close-up photo of its eye and a description of its unique visual system.
Search the Science Kids website (keyword: eye) for a wealth of classroom resources including fun eye facts, eye diagrams and videos, games and quizzes, hands-on activities, and optical illusions.