* There is a famous quote that reads: “The eyes are the windows to our soul”. With science, we have discovered that the eyes are actually the windows to our brain. How can this happen? We only "see" after our brains interpret whats sent to them from our eyes.
* Watch this video so you can understand more about the process:*Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Eyeball
* Luckily, for most of us our eye catches all the colors around us. Our world is full of color thanks to these windows; our eyes.** Have you asked yourself, how would it be like to wake up one day, and all of a sudden you realize there is something wrong with your eyesight. Your world has been dimmed to a monochromatic, pale, and grayish or dull world! There are many colors missing everywhere; the shirt that used to be purple is now pale blue! Your bright green pants are now light brown! How can this happen?** Of course this can’t really happen from one day to another. But, did you know there are people who were born like that? They are born with a condition that is called Color- Blindness.*
** Color-blindness is the inability to distinguish the differences between certain colors. This condition results from an absence of color- sensitive pigment in the cone cells of the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye.** Most color vision problems are inherited and are present at birth. Approximately 1 out of 12 males and 1 out of 20 women are color blind.
People with color-blindness condition see it like this..
**what is it like to be colorblind?*Colour Blind (BBC - Do you see what I see?)
Being color blind can make it trickyto match your shirt and pants, butits not a serious problem. Peoplewho are color blind can do normalstuff, even drive. Most color-blindpeople cant tell the differencebetween red and green, but theycan learn to respond to the way thetraffic signal lights up — the redlight is generally on top and green ison the bottom.The problem is many peopleare misinformed of the Color-Blindcondition. Some people think color-blindness is referring to a personwho’s blind. Other people believecolor-blindness is when people whosee “only” black and whitecolors, just like a black and whiteTV.
** For this assignment you will be working in teams of two. Your team will have access to a laptop with internet access.** Your task is to investigate, search more about this condition.* For example,*· What is color-blindness?*· How many different color-blindness conditions are out there?*· Can it get prevented?*· How can this affect a person’s life?*· Can we find a solution to color-blindness?*· How can people help other people with color-blindness?*· How are color-blind people different from us?*· How does the eye work differently than our eyes?*· What is the eye anatomy?*· How does the eye transmit color to the brain?* How can we take care of our eyes?* And so on…
***After you have found essential information, illustrations, visual aids, videos, etc. You will gather all of it together and create a five-slide Presentation with VoiceThread.**Your team will also create an Eye Anatomy poster by drawing a human eye on white tag board. These drawing posters will be posted on the “Science Hall”.
*In this Color-Blindness and Eye Anatomy Search Engine you can find everything you need to know about the eye anatomy, the color-blindness conditions, possible solutions, informative videos, tutorial videos on how to draw the human eye and information on how to take care of our eyes.* HERE HERE