This is a 2-page printable assignment in Word with a KEY. Knowledge of general human anatomy terms are helpful before completing this assignment but not necessary. This assignment involves using a website to answer questions via navigation of the site. It will take approximately 50 minutes to complete this assignment. I use this assignment after the students have already completed "The Story Behind the Eye", but this is not necessary:).
This assignment is a Word document that is used on the computer with a drop box such as Blackboard or School Space. It can be quickly and easily converted into a printable paper copy by simply removing the asterisks and adding lines for the students to write their answers instead of typing them. I use this format often so that we can save paper by using electronic copies of assignments.
The student answers the questions by placing the cursor between the red asterisks and begins typing the answer - that way they can easily see that they've answered the question and I can easily grade the assignment by reading what they've typed in red. A nice feature of assignments that are used on the computer along with a website is that the assignment can be 'pinned' to one side of the computer screen and the website pinned to the other so the student can see both the assignment and the website they're working from at the same time. I love technology!
If you'd prefer a printed paper copy, simply add lines for the students to write their answers. Word documents are so flexible and easy to tweak. However, even when a student is absent, I still give them this very same assignment - red asterisks included - and there's plenty of room to write their answers. Make it yours!