The human eye is an amazing thing. Our sight is a special gift that allows us to see the world around us. It is one of the five senses. All of our senses are important, but our eyes and the sense of sight is something that is not to be taken for granted.
Are you learning about the human body in your homeschool? Or maybe you are wanting to teach your children the five senses and dig deeper by doing a unit study on the human eye. When learning about the human eye, you may also want to study vision, and learn more about eye doctors and their careers.
And before you know it, you are down the rabbit hole of learning more and more! Homeschooling is enjoyable because there is so much flexibility to learn about many different things that are connected. They can be learned along side each topic by creating your own unit studies and themed lessons that complement each other.
FREE Resources for Learning About the Eyes and Sight:
The Human Eye:
These resources will go well with any unit study on sight. They are also great to expand further upon while doing a study on the Human Body. There are lots of free printables, labeling activities, printable dissections, drawing videos and more!
Ellen McHenry’s Basement always has some amazing hands-on activities. She has some great lessons on the human eye to go with her human body and brain science curriculum. These lessons are free:
The Eye Human Body Lesson Plan Preview – FREE with a 75 minute drawing lesson, templates and printables.
Physiology of the Eye – FREE video drawing lesson on how the eye functions with lesson plans and experiments.
Cut and Assemble Paper Model of the Human Eye with downloadable patterns and detailed instructions.
HSG HUMAN BODY
Learn About Eye Doctors (Opticians):
Learn about what an optician is, and explore their career with some pretend play activities. This is great for younger children.
Sense of Sight Games, Activities and Printables:
These activities and printables are perfect for a 5 senses study. They are also a lot of fun for kids who enjoy hands-on learning activities.
If you are learning about sight, you may want to learn about what it would be like without sight.
Check out these resources:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!