Biology KS3 & KS4: The human eye

A tour of the eye with an explanation of how we see in normal life is followed by a real life example of divers in the Moken tribe in Thailand whose eyes have adapted to enable them to see clearly underwater.

It describes the main anatomy and function of the eye and also goes further in using an extraordinary example to highlight the human ability to adapt to situations.

This clip is from the series Inside the Human Body.

Teacher Notes

The models, film clips and magnified images 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 clip 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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