Accessible Science Activity Posts

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؟ تعقد 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
Shared by Kate Fraser on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: To encourage students who are blind or visually impaired to discover if there is a relationship between depth and pressure Background... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: To provide students who are blind or visually impaired with hands-on experience with various tools and materials used in design and... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: To provide a hands-on opportunity for students with visual impairments to build and examine a basic electrical circuit Background... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 07, 2014
Purpose: This lesson plan teaches students who are blind or visually impaired how the human body self-regulates to maintain a stable internal... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 07, 2014
                                                           الغرض: توفير للطلاب الذين يعانون من قصر في النظر فرصة لعمل تمثيل دقيق لشكل الخلايات... read more
Shared by Kate Fraser on Feb 06, 2014
Purpose: To enable students with visual impairments to understand the design process and produce a design for a product meant to solve a specific... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 06, 2014
Purpose: To show students who are blind or visually impaired how different materials vary in their conduction of heat. Tactually observing the... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 06, 2014
Purpose: To introduce students with visual impairments to the three states of matter by examining tactile models illustrating the characteristics of... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 06, 2014
Purpose: To help students with visual impairments to memorize the major polyatomic ions Background information: An ion is an atom or group of atoms... read more
Shared by Accessible Science on Feb 05, 2014
Purpose:   To provide a model of the inside of the small intestine for students who are blind or visually impaired to examine and to support their... read more

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