Scientists use pigs’ eyes to learn about light

Mr Johnson dissecting pigs' eye

Scientists in year six enjoyed a gory – but fascinating – lesson when they dissected pigs’ eyes to help them learn all about light.

Pigs’ eyes are similar to humans’, so were the ideal choice for Junior School teacher Mr Malcolm Johnson to carefully dissect.

Boy holding pigs' eye

The eyes were passed around the class and our pupils, who are currently learning about light and how we see things, were able to examine everything from the lens to the optic nerve.

“A bit gory but great fun!”

Ruby Mellor from class Y6B really enjoyed the hands-on lesson:

It was interesting to see inside an eye and how it works. Holding and feeling the lens was fascinating. It was a bit gory but great fun!

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