A brief animated sequence about how our eyes allow us to see the world. It makes the point that our eyes can distinguish distant objects and those very close to us too. We are also told that our eyes need good levels of light to function and that we do not see well in the dark. Some of us may need glasses to see clearly and this point is also touched upon.

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Could be used as a starting point to explore how our eyes see objects that are close to us and objects that are far away. Pupils could colour strips of paper in narrow stripes. How close do the children need to be to a strip of paper to be able to name the colour sequence accurately? Is it harder to do when the strip is a long way off? What happens to the stripes if the paper is brought very close? The children could try the same test in different light conditions. Is it harder to see the colour sequences in low-light conditions?