Anatomy of the Eye: Parts to Learn
- Optic Nerve
Anatomy of the Eye: Ingredients Needed
- Cake balls
- Icing, white
- Jr. Mints
- Blue Gel Icing
- Fruit Roll Up
I had a group of kids assemble these while we reviewed the parts of the eye. I had already cooked the cake balls. Each student got one cake ball, one Jr. Mint, one fruit roll-up, and access to a bowl of white icing and tube of blue gel.
We started with a chocolate cake ball, I had the kids cover them with white icing while we discussed the sclera and tear ducts.
Then the Jr Mint was added, followed by the blue decorating gel. This led to discussions about the pupil, iris and cornea.
The Fruit Roll Up provided an extra delight while representing how muscle attaches to the eye to help it move and in the back to represent the optic nerve.
After the eyes were assembled, they were chilled in the fridge for about 20 minutes while we worked on some other projects.
Before eating, I had each student recall the anatomy of the eye using their cake ball as a visual reminder.
Class ended with the announcement “You can now go eat your eyes!”