Scientists in California developed a bionic eye that allows blind people to see edges of objects in black and white and costs $145,000. In the activity, groups of scholars discuss bioengineering, focusing on the human eye. They then build an artificial eye and test it to determine optimal performance.
- Place learners in groups before class in order to maximize time on the activity
- Materials list is fairly extensive; check with physics teachers for some items
- Some concepts may be difficult for middle school learners
- Includes background information and teacher preparation guide
- Provides questions to ask before, during, and after the activity
- Contains all instructions, student handouts, and answer keys
- The Artificial Eye Building Handout and Engineering Sheet have layout problems, and it is not easy to read all the words on them