Accessible Science Activity Posts

Shared by Kate Fraser on Jan 26, 2015
In life science textbooks, an introduction to blood types often includes a chart titled blood types and their markers.  Blood type O is usually... read more
Shared by Stu Grove on Jan 23, 2015
A well-rounded understanding of robotics begins with the exploration of four essential characteristics inherent in the design and engineering stages... read more
Shared by Stu Grove on Jan 22, 2015
In this hands-on activity, students are introduced to the concepts of static and kinetic friction and discover how the type of surface involved... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 18, 2015
This tactile graphic is very easy to make and has worked well with my students.  I am unsure of who originally designed the model. Use this model to... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 13, 2015
Students with visual impairment are often presented with tactile graphics to represent the phases of the Moon.  This activity can act as a supplement... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 12, 2015
Students of biology learn about the movement of various substances into and out of cells.  This is done either utilizing energy from the cell (active... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 09, 2015
Various types of mutations can occur in chromosomes.  These include mutations in which a portion is deleted, inverted, or duplicated.  In addition, ... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 07, 2015
Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) will often find it necessary to produce a tactile graphic for a student when one is not available in the... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 06, 2015
This simple model allows the students to identify the parts of a chromosome.  The two identical chromatids and the centromere are clearly... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Jan 04, 2015
As per the blog "Using a microscope with students with visual impairments" As middle school and high school life science students are introduced to... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Dec 06, 2014
Background Information: Powdered Borax is an ionic compound that dissolves easily in warm water.  When given a surface to attach to, the borax will... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Dec 05, 2014
Many young students of cell biology become overwhelmed trying to memorize all of the terms which describe parts of the plant and animal cells and the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Dec 04, 2014
The activity described below works well for all students. The student with a visual impairment can best experience the activity as the person who... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Dec 02, 2014
The triple beam balance is commonly used in both middle school and high school science classes.  This tool can be easily adapted to become more... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 30, 2014
This elegant yet simple model gives a student with a visual impairment needed auditory input to understand the concept of centripetal force.... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 30, 2014
Though models are invaluable for science instruction of students with visual impairment, students should be taught that models are not usually a ... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 28, 2014
The concept of the relationship between structure and function in living organisms from the smallest level of organization (the cell) to tissues,... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 28, 2014
As students with visual impariments learn the base units and prefixes in the metric system, I often employ  this simple activity.  It helps to... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 27, 2014
Review prior to an assessment often becomes boring for students as it often involves much bookwork.  In an effort to make review more interesting for... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Nov 25, 2014
with assistance from Stu Grove Background Information It is difficult to compare the sizes of the planets in our solar system directly since the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Nov 20, 2014
The first part of the activity described below can also be used to illustrate inertia. In the second part of the activity, mass is added to the toy... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 13, 2014
Purpose To teach students who are visually impaired to use an adapted balance scale Background The use of the balance scale is usually taught in... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Nov 10, 2014
The APH Periodic Table and references booklet are excellent tools for chemistry students who are visually impaired to utilize in order to gain the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Nov 07, 2014
The activity described below gets everyone’s attention! Students with a visual impairment benefit from a chance to feel the weight of the various... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Oct 28, 2014
Developing a concept of the size of the solar system is difficult for everyone!  It is immense! In this activity students develop a sense of the vast... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Oct 15, 2014
Background related to mass measurement: As students learn about mass measurement, they will first learn the use of the simple balance in elementary... read more
Shared by traversh on Oct 10, 2014
In this lesson students match animal/print picture cards to a picture of their corresponding natural habitats. This lesson was designed for students... read more
Shared by Laura Hospitál on Oct 07, 2014
Purpose:  To provide an accurate representation (model) of the molecular structure of the cell membrane for students who are studying Biology, and... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Sep 22, 2014
This bulletin board was created as part of a larger unit on environmental science with students in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Aug 14, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind Secondary school student Jonah LeDuc shares his science fair research experiment "What Creates Ocean Waves?"   Listen to... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Jun 10, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind student Jamie LeDuc shares his science fair research experiment "Why Do We Hear Sounds Differently Under Water... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Jun 09, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind secondary student Jake Pine shares his science fair research experiment: "How Does a Water Wheel Change Water to... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Jun 09, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind Secondary School student Cullen Gallagher shares his science fair experiment testing the hypothesis: "I think the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Jun 09, 2014
Perkins School for the Blind Secondary School student Isabella Scott's science fair research experiment "How Do Dolphins Communicate with Each Other... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on Jun 06, 2014
This simple hands-on experiment is designed to help children discover which materials sink and which ones float.  It can be adapted for students with... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on May 23, 2014
A class from the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind wanted to know what materials would stop water from flowing.  Each student helped... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on May 21, 2014
Two classes of students from the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind explored the topics of plant life and what living things need to... read more
Shared by PJ Durand on May 20, 2014
What makes a plant live or die? Is it water, sunlight, soil, or some combination of all three? Growing plants from seeds gives students an... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on May 08, 2014
A student in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind shares her project from the Science Fair. From my research I gathered that acid... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on Apr 24, 2014
We are pleased to have translations in Arabic of some of our activities:  نماذج الكروموسوم - التنميط النووي  (Chromosome Models -- Karyotyping) عمل... read more
Shared by Stu Grove on Apr 18, 2014
Purpose: We know that flat river-valley bottoms are prone to flooding, but we think of them as being geologically stable. This experiment... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on Apr 08, 2014
There are many simple ways to illustrate ways in which solids can change to liquids.  In this activity familiar materials, such as water, crayons,... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on Mar 25, 2014
For younger students or students with multiple disabilities, a 3-dimensional food pyramid can help to make the understanding of nutrition more... read more
Shared by Charlotte@Perkins on Feb 25, 2014
كيف يمكن لطالب يعاني من الإعاقة البصرية المشاركة في معرض العلوم؟ تُعقد معارض العلوم بشكل تقليدي في فصل الربيع في العديد من المدارس. يبدأ اختيار... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Feb 11, 2014
Purpose: To provide students with visual impairments the opportunity to design safety equipment for a vehicle that can protect a raw egg from... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Feb 09, 2014
Purpose: To help students who are blind or visually impaired to understand how to create a print through letterpress printing Background Information... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 09, 2014
Purpose: To introduce students who are blind or visually impaired to the relationships among changes in volume, mass, and density Background... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 09, 2014
Purpose: To teach students with visual impairments to differentiate between qualitative and quantitative observations and to practice data collection... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: To provide students with visual impairments with the opportunity to create an accurate representation of the shape and characteristics of... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: To explore means of physically separating a mixture using dissolving, filtration, and evaporation Background Information: Separating a sand/... read more

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