For your eyes only

Last week we rounded up our Tenth Standard topic of “Light” by looking at how eyes work…. and we couldn’t resist doing an eye dissection.  In this lesson, we worked through sixteen steps to dissect goat eyes, and got to see and touch the iris, lens, beautiful retina, and other structures.  The girls provided the goat eyes, and we had so many that each girl was able to dissect her own goat eye (if she wanted to).

Sheetal proudly shows off the eye she’s resected from a goat head.
The first incision!
The first incision!
Anjali busy at work
Anjali busy at work
We were able to remove the lens intact from the eye.
We were able to remove the lens intact from the eye.
We were thrilled to see the lens at work!
We were thrilled to see the lens at work!
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One of the most lovely things about eye dissection is seeing the iridescent coating inside the eye ball.
Sofista shows the inside of her dissected eye.
Sofista shows the inside of her dissected eye.

I’m so proud of how the girls got over the squeamishness that we all felt at the beginning, and were able to dissect the eyes carefully and calmly, and learn a lot in the process!

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