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. No, I cannot feel when my eyes dilate. I don't think we do because they are our eyes and we usually don't feel anything that happens with the eyes, and when they move.
2. No, we don't because when the doctor dilates our eyes our muscles in our eyes are the ones making our eyes dilate. So our body doesn't have any control over our eye dilating. And when the light changes from bright to no lights on, our eye muscles are the ones moving our eyes sizes.
3. This reflex is called the blink reflex. I think it is because in the activity we did I think all of us blinked when the ball hit out face.
4. Our pupils get bigger in the dark to let in more light to the eyes. Our pupils get smaller in the light because if we let in to much light we can get blind. Like when we look at he sun, the sun produces a lot of light that i why we shouldn't look at the sun.
5. It protects our eyes so we don't hurt our eyes because we could get really hurt from our eyes being hit by something. Also so when we try to do a staring contest or try to not blink we have to blink because our eyes will get all dry and it will be blurry to see.