Accessible Science Activity Posts

By Selma Walsh
This hands-on science lesson is designed to teach learners with visual impairments about gravity through the use of toy cars.
By Laura Hospitál
In this activity, students write and perform skits in which they break the lab safety rules.  I have found that my students enjoy the opportunity... read more
By Laura Hospitál
A student with visual impairments chose a science experiment testing different materials as insulators. Question: Which material is the best... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines the affect of fricton on the distance a remote... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how dish soap affects the way in which chocolate... read more
By Laura Hospitál
In this simple activity, students who are blind or visually impaired have an opportunity to display their creativity and artisitic ability as they... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how the time of day affects energy levels.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project of a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how different surfaces affect waves.   Question How... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project of a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines the different lengths of the lifeline on the palm of... read more
By Laura Hospitál
For his science project, Chris, a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, wanted to make something explode.  A  Mentos/Coke... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Mike, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI).   In this experiment the student... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Janie and Morgan, who are students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI).  They designed the... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Dottie, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Question: Which one affects... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Matthew is a high school student who is blind, and he and his sighted friend have have invented a system which enables people with visual impairments... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Adam and Eli, who are students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Question   Does... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Jim and Andrew, students at TSBVI, have been learning about the basic needs of plants.  This was their science project. Many thanks to Jeri Cleveland... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Amy, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Question: Which food would... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Mike, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Question Which soda will shine... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This science project was done by Alexandra, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). Question What is the... read more
By aroth
Background: DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic Acid, is a special 5-carbon protein, consisting of a double helix. It looks like a ladder with the top and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Due to the combined gravitational effects of the Sun and Moon, extreme tidal ranges occur twice a month at the 2 times when the Sun, Moon, and Earth... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students practice tactile diagram reading skills as they  describe how a two-dimensional model can represent the 3-D Earth.  Strengths and weaknesses... read more
By aroth
During the 18th century, talk began to center on ideas of the origin and continuity of species not based on the creation account given in the Bible... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This interactive activity can be done while instructing students on plate tectonics and as a review.   Key terms: Plate tectonics: The... read more
By Laura Hospitál
While teaching the electromagnetic spectrum, it occurred to me that Wikki Stix would make a quick and easy model to supplement the raised line from... read more
By Selma Walsh
These hands-on science activities are designed to teach students with visual impairments about light sources and the properties of light.
By Laura Hospitál
Students will observe heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation as they pop popcorn.  This activity can be used as an intro to these... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students often have difficulty understanding that the entire DNA code for an organism is located in almost every cell of the organism, but only the... read more
By JKillebrew
This activity provides an introduction to black holes and the Milky Way.
By aroth
As you know fossils are clues that allow us to see all the changes that happened throughout earth’s history, such as climate, weather, foods, etc.... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students use the APH Periodic Table and AZER Reference Booklet to build an atom of an element given only the element symbol or atomic number.  Both... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Much of astronomy is particularly visual including the concepts of apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude. The idea of using the strength of the... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Using the familiar tune to The Farmer in the Dell, this activity teaches students the parts of a plant and reinforces these concepts.
By Laura Hospitál
We just covered the phases of the Moon, with tides as our next topic of study. It occurred to me that the http://www.perkinselearning.org/accessible-... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This activity occurred to me as I was using globes for my students to teach space science concepts.  Some of the globes I had borrowed from our... read more
By Laura Hospitál
As I was contemplating how to describe why we only view one side of the Moon, this simple model came to my mind.  Students work in groups of two to... read more
By aroth
In this engineering design lab you will invoke the Scientific Method as you egg on your students to take one large egg, 5 sheets of printer paper... read more
By Laura Hospitál
I found that my students were struggling to understand why the tides are later (50 min) each day. As I contemplated how to make this content more... read more
By Laura Hospitál
In this inquiry-based learning activity, students who are blind or visually impaired work in groups to put the steps of the scientific method in... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students will measure distance traveled and time traveled to determine velocity in a similar manner to speed determination in the recent activity:  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students learn about the transfer of energy through conduction, convection, and radiation.  This interactive activity reviews these concepts while... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This activity was adapted from the 8th Grade Science Fusion book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) by Paul Carlson, a student teacher, at TSBVI.  ... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This simple yet elegant activity is adapted  from the FOSS Magnetism and Electricity kit and book.  Please see review at http://www.perkinselearning.... read more
By Laura Hospitál
The Periodic Table is arranged in a manner that places elements with similar chemical properties in columns (groups).    This similarity of... read more
By Laura Hospitál
In this activity, students differentiate between a gas, a solid, and a liquid. The activity serves as a quick assessment of which students have... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This activity was born of a warm-up in one of my textbooks.  As an introduction to the idea of structure and function in 7th grade science, the... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This activity is the result of a lab gone awry.  Students most often complete labs that have been set up to "work".  This is not how most real... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This activity should be completed after introducing the definition and formula for speed (possibly the next day). In this activity, students will... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students in middle school and high school learn that the rate of a chemical reaction can be affected by concentration, surface area, temperature,... read more
By Kate Fraser
This activity is included in many elementary school science texts in the unit on the human body. As an introductory activity in the study of basic... read more

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