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How Does Vision Work?

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How can the retina be best described?

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1. In which order does light enter the eye?

2. What is true about rods and cones?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our ability to perceive color comes from the physical properties of our eyes. This quiz and worksheet will convey important information about the relationship between the components of the eye and our color perception. You'll be tested on things such as the specific parts of the eye and how light moves through those parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • The visible spectrum
  • How light moves through the eye
  • Where rods and cones are located
  • The opponent-process theory
  • The process in which the retina converts electromagnetic light waves into electronic stimuli

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the components of the eye and the process of color perception
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can understand the specifics of how light passes through the different parts of our eyes and how this affects our perception
  • Making connections - test your knowledge of the relationship between the different parts of our eyes, their function, and the way in which we see colors

Additional Learning

To learn more about our eyes and our perception, review the corresponding lesson on How Does Vision Work? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The visible spectrum
  • The parts of the eye
  • How light passes through the eye
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