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Science Week 2017: The blind spot (Year 6)

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Thanks to our nervous system, sense organs and locomotor system, we are able to interact with our environment. Our sense organs detect information from the environment and our sensory neurons transmit this information to our brain.

Eyes, for example, are the sense organs for sight. The iris is like the diaphragm of a camera: it controls the amount of light that enters the eye. Cameras and eyes both have lenses that focus the light. Instead of film to record the image, our eyes have a retina. But there is an area where the optic nerve leaves the eye that is called a blind spot because it doesn’t respond to light.

In our Science project we found out if our eyes have a blind spot. We investigated using a scientific learning approach: question, hypothesis, method, conclusion.

Do you want to do our experiment? You can download our blind spot worksheet and follow the instructions. Hope you like it!

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