Designed by Sandra Craig, Math & Science Teacher
Kansas State School for the Blind
The purpose of this activity is to provide students with a personal model of the eye in order to study its structure and function. This activity was part of a semester long project we called Flat Stanley.
Structure Materials & Sources globe & cornea
2” acorn capsule
These capsules can be found at Walgreens containing knee-hi’s. The cost is usually 3 / $1, but occasionally on sale 4 / $1.
This site advertises 100 capsules for $11.99 with S&H (to KC) of an additional $11.99
ring left on milk jug after cap is twisted off. Select one that matches the iris color. Pry off gently, leaving it intact.
(Rings from Arizona Tea bottles were a bit too large.)zonule fibers long, thin rubber band or elastic cord used in making stretch bracelets. hyaloid membrane clear acetate sheet from bakery cookie container retina blue to violet mylar from a used balloon or any thin, soft plastic packaging material of similar color (such as disposable diapers packaging) optic nerve plastic coffee stirrer sclera first aid tape, white vinyl tape, or white duct tape optional: vitreous humor Look for “Slime” in toy section of dollar stores. Try to find something clear or a light colored.