Monday, February 02, 2015

Through the eye of Bill Nye

This morning in science we watched a Bill Nye video about eyes, and filled out the following questions. (answers are in Blue)

1. Nerves connect the eyeballs to the Brain.
2. The iris controls the amount of light that goes into our eye.
3. The eye gets protection from the eyelid /eyebrow
4. The optic nerve is about 20cm long.
5. If the eye is out of focus then images appear blurry.
6. The lenses changes shape so the eye can focus.
7. Rods and cones are the cells/nerves that make the image on the retina.
8. Cones allow the eye to see colours and bright light.
9. Colourblindness means there is plenty/not enough of light sensitive pigments on the retina.
10. Being blind doesn't stop people from doing things like walking and playing.
11. The eyes turn in to see how far away or ow close an object is.
12.If you lose an eye a doctor can make a(n) artificial.
13. Above the eyelid are the glands that produce tears.
14. An optical illusion is your brain and playing tricks on you.
15. the eyeball is the size of a ping pong ball.


  1. Hi Sydney, my name is Tim and I am a student teacher from Brandon University. I remember watching Bill Nye videos when I was in school too. The videos are great because they are fun, and they teach you a lot. I can tell you learned a lot from all the questions you answered, and reading through your blog I learned a few things too! Great job!

  2. Hey Sydney, I'm Rod McLeod a classmate of Tim's. Have you seen Bill Nye lately? He is looking a bit older than he used to. He actually was in this Nike Commercial. . Anyways I like all the facts about the eye. I had no idea about all these facts about the eye itself so thats pretty cool. I'll have to check out that episode. You keep up the good work and Go Bill!


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