An Eye for Physics: Exploring the Structure and Defects of the Eye Using Physics Principles

Acarlı D. S.

American Biology Teacher, vol.85, no.7, pp.369-372, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1525/abt.2023.85.7.369
  • Journal Name: American Biology Teacher
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-372
  • Keywords: biology education, biology lesson, eye, eye defects, interdisciplinary teaching, physics lesson
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this article, a guide is presented to help biology teachers so that they can process the subject of the eye and eye defects with an interdisciplinary approach. The guide, which was created by considering the stages of a lesson plan, includes content information, suggestions, and various directions that can help the teacher at every stage. The presented content is arranged to guide students from time to time to remind them of some concepts and subjects they learned in physics lessons while processing the structure of the eye and eye defects. In this way, it is aimed that the students can perceive the information they learned in physics and biology lessons holistically and see the relationships and connections more easily. Thus, it is thought that this situation will also benefit their meaningful learning and the permanence of knowledge.