The Sense of Sight – I can See

Lesson Summary:

The lesson provides the children with a description of the sense of sight. The discussion is designed to be used in a paired reading activity.  Depending on the children’s reading ability, the first activity could be facilitated by the teacher. Activity A provides the children with the basic facts involved in seeing and allows them the opportunity to explore their understanding of what it is to see.   Activity B allows them to test their knowledge of sight in an nonthreatening manner.


  • The children will understand and be able to explain the sense of sight.
  • The children will be able to describe the basic structure of the eye.

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Lesson Excerpt:

We have five senses which we use to learn about the world we live in. They are hearing, touching, smelling, tasting and seeing.  Our eyes tell us about light and dark, about color and shape and size and about distance.  Can you think of some of the things you learn by using your eyes?

Some people can only see a little, or not at all.  We say they are visually impaired or blind.  Can you imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t see?  Try walking about the classroom with your eyes closed.  How did it feel?

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