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  • The human eye contains structures that allow it to perceive light, movement and colour differences.

    In this activity, students use online or paper resources to identity and label the main parts of the human eye.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • identify the main parts of the human eye
    • describe the functions of the different parts of the human eye.

    Download the Word file (see link below).

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    Interested about a programme that uses peer-to-peer vision testing in classrooms? Have a look at this teacher case study.

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