How The Eye Works Close Read and Lab NGSS 4-PS4-2, 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

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Students will make a model that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye cause objects to be seen. They will understand that once that information is taken in, the brain needs to process it. This resource addresses the NGSS standards for 4th grade 4-PS4-2, 4-LS1-1, and 4-LS1-2. This resource also addresses NGSS Waves and Their Applications and From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes.

This resource includes:

  • nonfiction articles
  • response pages
  • hands-on inquiry-based lessons
  • Interactive Notebook Flaps

The close reading activities are aligned with CCSS for 4th grade Reading Informational Text.

Science Concepts Addressed:

Light Entering Eyes

Light-reflecting from objects

Light refracting through a lens

Parts of the Eye

Making a Model

Convex and Concave Lenses

How the brain interprets information

Blind Spots







Making predictions


Recording data

Drawing conclusions

NGSS Standards

NGSS 4-PS4-2. Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye.

NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support

survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

NGSS 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the

information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

Also addresses Utah SEEd 4.3.2

Develop a model to describe how visible light waves reflected from objects enter the eye causing objects to be seen.

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. Assessment does not include knowledge of specific colors reflected and seen, the cellular mechanisms of vision, or how the retina works.


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