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  • Join Karen Parker from Tahuna Normal Intermediate School and Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub in a session which will introduce you to Vision 20/20, an exciting Participatory Science Platform project exploring big ideas about our eyes and vision.

    This was a great webinar and this looks like it will be a great resource to use with the students.


    Discover how experts from Otago Polytechnic and Otago University’s School of Medicine have teamed up with Tahuna Normal Intermediate School to develop a peer-to-peer vision screening programme. Explore the rich learning opportunities and resources this project provides and how it might ultimately benefit students throughout Aotearoa.

    The content covered in this webinar links closely to the Living World strand and the science capabilities. It gets students involved in an issue that is meaningful to them and supports them to take vision screening into their own hands.

    This session will be valuable for both primary and junior secondary school teachers.

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Fantastic resource – thanks for sharing!


    We encourage you to join our discussion about Vision 20/20, register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas and share resources.



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    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters









    Guest – Karen Parker



    Project background



    The testing process and teacher reflections



    Specific learning and curriculum links



    Participant questions



    Supporting resources



    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks



    Related content

    View the student created how-to video. For more detailed information to support your own understanding see this video here.

    This teacher case study provides some insights into pulling the programme into your classroom.

    Discover resources about vision on the Hub:

    Related activities

    Use the Labelling the eye activity to learn about and identify parts of the human eye. Find out more about the Vision 20/20 project in this article. The article Our eyes our vision, provides more information about the human eye and how we see.

    The activity Eye dissection uses cows’ eyes – they are a good size for observing many of the parts found in the human eye. In the activity Pinhole cameras and eyes, students make a pinhole camera and see images formed on an internal screen. They then use a lens and see brighter and sharper images. This models the human eye and can be modified to demonstrate short-sightedness and long-sightedness.

    Useful links

    See these videos for additional information about the Vision 20/20 project.


    The Vision 20/20 Project received funding through Otago Science in Action, the Otago pilot of the Participatory Science Platform (PSP) – a programme that is part of the Curious Minds initiative and funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

    The government’s national strategic plan for Science in Society, A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara, is a government initiative jointly led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.

      Published 13 April 2021, Updated 13 October 2021 Referencing Hub articles
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