Distance Learning Programs

ADVENTURES IN MEDICINE & Science (AIMS)

Anatomy of the Eye/Pig Eye Dissection


This is a guided pig eye dissection for middle and high school students presented by a physician, medical or graduate student. Students observe and dissect in pairs as they compare the pig eye to the human eye. The primary focus is the anatomy, physiology and function of the structures of the eye. Eye diseases and disorders are also discussed. The following topics will be covered:

Guide - Curriculum for Eye/Pig Eye Dissection

  • Review of the basic structure and function of the eye using plastic models and/or diagrams, and specimens
  • Structure of the Eyeball
  • Vision
  • Dissection of an eye.
  • Common disorders or conditions of the eye and treatments.
Fee $265.00 per Program
Grade Level High School and Middle School
Program Format Distance Learning
Available Dates Mutually agreed upon dates during academic yeart
Suggested Dates Mutually agreed upon dates during academic year
Time Mutually Agreed Upon Times During School Hours
Program Length 60 Minutes
Guide - Curriculum
Eye/Pig Eye Dissection
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The demonstration meets the following standards:
National Science Education (NSES) Content Standards for grades 9-12:

  • Content Standard:K-12 Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems order and organization; Evidence, models and explanation; Form and Function
  • Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal and community health
  • Standard C, Life Science: Matter, energy and organization of living systems
  • Content Standard A Science as Inquiry
National Science Education (NSES) Content Standards for grades 5-8:
  • Content Standard A Science as Inquiry
  • Content Standard C, Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Diversity and adaptations of organisms
  • Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal Health
Show Me Standards (Science and Health/Physical Education)
  • Science 3. Characteristics and interactions of living organisms
  • Health/Physical Education 1. Structures of, functions of and relationships among human body systems
  • Health/Physical Education 2.Principles and practices of physical and mental health
  • Health/Physical Education 3. Diseases and methods for prevention, treatment and control
  • Health/Physical Education 5. Methods used to assess health, reduce risk factors and avoid high risk behaviors 
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