Summer Research Program for Science Teachers


Sasha O'Connor

William H. Maxwell Career and Technical High School

Brooklyn, NY

August 2004


How are the eyes of different organisms adapted for sight?



Performance Objectives

Students will be able to:


Performance Standards:

Content Standard B, D

Assessment Standard A, B

Teaching Standard B, D


New Vocabulary:  visual images, peripheral vision, visual acuity, submerged, species, adaptation, reflector, compensate


Materials:  Large Pictures of five different animals (cat, owl, hawk, fish, and squirrel), worksheet of blank Venn diagram, overhead projector, transparencies, micro viewers, slides of eye structures)





Choose any two organisms and explain how its eye anatomy affects its physiology?


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