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Eyes: blind spot

Find your own blind spot
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes (grade 2)
Life Science: Human Body (grade 5)
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
Lessons activity is in: 

Attached image of a spot and cross


Cover your right eye and hold the spot and cross image at arm’s length, with your nose centred between the spot and the cross.
Stare at the cross, then slowly move the paper towards you.
Keep staring at the cross; keep your nose centred.
When the paper is 20-30cm away from your face, the spot disappears, as the spot is over the blind spot of your left eye.
This is a tricky activity - keep trying.

Attached documents: 

Hard for Ks and some grade 1s.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club