In this activity, learners investigate the sense of sight and develop and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners measure their central and peripheral visual fields under different circumstances, and learn which areas of the retina carry these types of information to the brain. In "TRY YOUR OWN EXPERIMENT," learners design experiments, investigating, for example, what happens when the visual field is restricted, or what other animals see in their visual fields. This lesson plan includes background information and guides for educators and learners.
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