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Defects in Sensory Organs and Technology

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Defects in Sensory Organs and Technology

Biology

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You get to discover the major systems that allow the human body to function properly, and learn the important roles that each of these systems play. Some diseases and limitations of the human body are also discussed.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • List the sensory organs of the human body.
  • Explain the functions of the sensory organs.
  • Explain how technology helps to eliminate defects of the sensory organs.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What are the two major factors that contribute to sensory organ defects?

~ The two major factors that contribute to sensory organ defects are heredity and the environment.

Which eye defect makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects?

~ The eye defect that makes it difficult to focus on nearby objects is known as farsightedness.

How can people overcome eye defects such as nearsightedness?

~ People can overcome eye defects such as nearsightedness with the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Which eye defect is categorized by a cloudy lens and how can it be overcome?

~ The eye defect that is categorized by a cloudy lens is a cataract. Cataracts can be surgically removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with the terms: astigmatism, cataract, and color blindness.
Course Biology
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary astigmatism, cataract, color blindness