Biology KS3 & KS4: The human eye

This short film offers a depiction of the inner workings of the human eye by combining CGI with a real life story of divers who can see clearly underwater.

The video describes the main anatomy and function of the eye, and goes further by using an extraordinary example to highlight our amazing ability to adapt to situations.

This short film is from the BBC series, Inside the Human Body.

Teacher Notes

The models, film clips and magnified images in this short film provide students with knowledge and understanding of the components of the eye and how the eye works.

It would be useful to play as part of the explanation and input part of a lesson.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching biology at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland. Appears in AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, CCEA, WJEC, SQA

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