Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Patricia Bath

We continued our unit on Black History today and were excited to learn about Dr. Patricia Bath! Dr. Bath was the first African American to receive a patent for a medical invention. She changed the world of ophthalmology when she invented the Laserphaco Probe which is used to treat cataracts. In her honor we talked about what a trip to the eye doctor may be like. We even had a little fun with the machine used to check and correct eye sight.






Later we made eye charts from mixing two colors together. A great activity for our fine motor development, building color mixing understanding, and following directions.










4 comments:

  1. AWESOME. I myself as an adult did not even know that a BLACK FEMALE invented this. wow

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  2. There are not many things African Americans did not invent.

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  3. I thought there was a print out of the Laserphaco Probe mask?

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  4. I wish we could have a project like this at my school.

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