The 'Passive Eye Model' of Vision

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe the pupil in an eye as a hole that light can go through

  • Explain how luminous objects can be seen when light from them enters the eye

  • Illustrate how non-luminous objects can be seen when light reflects off them and enters the eye

  • Explain how non-luminous objects can be seen when sunlight reflects off them and into our eyes

  • Apply ideas of how non-luminous objects are seen to interpret new phenomena

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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