San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection NAME________________________
Animal Eyes Eye Parts
A. Identify the parts. Write the following words on the correct lines of the diagram.

lens      iris      retina      cornea      pupil      optic nerve

B. Use the same words to fill in the blanks below.
Cross section of eyeball
©1998 Museum of Vision


1. The __ __ __ __ __ __, a clear protective covering of the eye, bends light into the eye.

2. The __ __ __ __ changes shape to focus light.

3. The colored part of your eye is called the __ __ __ __.

4. The hole in the middle of your iris is called the __ __ __ __ __.

5. The lining at the back of your eye is called the __ __ __ __ __ __.

6. The __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ carries messages from your eye to your brain.
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