Stu­dents set sights on the hu­man eye

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Karena Ben­nett re­cently had her sci­ence stu­dents dis­cov­er­ing how the hu­man body works, ex­am­in­ing the eye and how vi­sion works, ac­cord­ing to a news release. The Mau­rice J. McDonough High School class worked in groups, mov­ing from sta­tion to sta­tion, and con­ducted tests on mea­sures such as astig­ma­tism, depth per­cep­tion, near­sight­ed­ness and far­sight­ed­ness. At the com­ple­tion of their test­ing the stu­dents worked to an­a­lyze their find­ings. The class is part of the Project Lead the Way Biomed­i­cal Sci­ences pro­gram at the school. Stu­dents ex­am­ine the in­ter­ac­tions of hu­man body sys­tems by build­ing or­gans and tis­sues on a skele­ton, us­ing soft­ware to mon­i­tor body func­tions such as mus­cle move­ment, re­flexes and res­pi­ra­tory pro­cesses, and work­ing as biomed­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als to solve real-world sce­nar­ios.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomed­i­cal stu­dents at Mau­rice J. McDonough High School re­cently stud­ied a unit on the eye in their Hu­man Body Sys­tems class. Sopho­more Pey­ton Car­ney, right, uses a pen­cil and ruler to mea­sure her eye­sight, in­clud­ing dis­tance and depth per­cep­tion, while sopho­mores Ca­rina Gibbs, right, and Matthew Jozwik, cen­ter, record her ob­ser­va­tions. The Hu­man Body Sys­tems class is a re­quired course for stu­dents en­rolled in the PLTW Biomed­i­cal pro­gram. Stu­dents gen­er­ally take the class dur­ing their sopho­more or ju­nior year.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomed­i­cal stu­dents at Mau­rice J. McDonough High School re­cently stud­ied a unit on the eye in their Hu­man Body Sys­tems class. Ju­nior Laura Franch, left, helps a class­mate re­view a stan­dard eye ex­am­i­na­tion chart while sopho­more Alyssa Fournier lis­tens. The Hu­man Body Sys­tems class is a re­quired course for stu­dents en­rolled in the PLTW Biomed­i­cal pro­gram. Stu­dents gen­er­ally take the class dur­ing their sopho­more or ju­nior year.

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomed­i­cal stu­dents at Mau­rice J. McDonough High School re­cently stud­ied a unit on the eye in their Hu­man Body Sys­tems class. Sopho­more Zachary Shin­gle­ton uses a piece of card­board to test his eye­sight at one of the sev­eral hands-on sta­tions teacher Karena Ben­nett cre­ated for stu­dents to re­view con­tent from the unit. The Hu­man Body Sys­tems class is a re­quired course for stu­dents en­rolled in the PLTW Biomed­i­cal pro­gram.

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