Mr. Solarz' Reflection Questions:
1. Can you feel it when your pupils dilate?
2. Do you have any control over your pupils when they dilate?
3. What do we call this when a reflex happens without our control?
4. Why do our pupils get bigger in the dark and smaller in the light?
5. How does this reflex protect our eyes?
1. I can't feel when my pupils dilate. I think this is partly because I cannot control it.
2. As I said before, this is a reflex beyond my control. It is called an involuntary reflex.
3. As I said before, this is called an involuntary reflex. We cannot control it, like our involuntary muscles.
4. Our pupils get bigger in the dark because it allows more light in. They get smaller in the light to allow less. This allows us to see without hurting our eyes.
5. This reflex protects our eyes by not allowing our eyes to burn out. Letting too much light in in a bright room hurts the eye.