Here’s Looking at … Eyes

Winter 2014
11:00 – 12:00
ages 10+

If you have pets, you know that a cat’s eye and a dog’s eye look very different. Why? Do they see the world differently? Do their eyes serve different purposes? What about human eyes?

This study group will explore the mysteries of sight and how different animals (and humans) view the world. Through animal eyes, topics explored may include but are not limited to night vision, echo-location, studying insect eyes, and more. Human eye studies will help us learn more about some of the reasons we need glasses (astigmatism, near-sighted, far-sighted, etc.). Connections could be made to Leonardo Da Vinci’s studies of the human eye and a model of the human eye may be built.

A live eye dissection will be a part of this study group.

Designed for children ages 10 and up and/or who can:

  • listen quietly and discuss the information presented
  • follow directions
  • work in a pair or a small group
  • understand and make connections based on the scientific and biological concepts

Materials fee = approximately $10 per child to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of the session