Artificial Eye

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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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place learners in groups before class in order to maximize time on the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • 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
Common Core