STEM

As each student with a visual impairment has unique needs in math and science, choosing an appropriate talking calculator is vital for his or her success.
There are 3 webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate importance of Science and Math inclusion for vision impaired students.
In this blog, I will explain the Quota Fund program, how your student can benefit from them, and which science products on the site can be purchased using Quota
This activity ties in both the structure and function theme prevalent in biology and provides an engaging introduction to organic molecules.
Each student will in turn describe a part of the cell for classmates who attempt to decide which organelle the student is "playing".
The volume of two identically shaped cubes is compared followed by a comparison of the masses of the same two cubes.
Humor in the classroom not only makes the learning experience more fun for students, it also increases engagement and retention.
Prior to instruction on cell structure, this activity utilizes the stellar APH Life Science Tactile Graphics Set to compare animal and plant cell structure.
This hands-on activity teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about problem solving and the engineering design process.
Using tactile markers with students who are visually impaired.
A hands-on science lesson about gravity using toy cars.
This hands-on, participatory science activity teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about the effect of position and motion using toy race cars.
Can using drama in science class increase participation and collaboration. I have found that it can!
A hands-on science lesson for students who are blind and visually impaired to demonstrate friction.
A hands-on science lesson for students who are blind and visually impaired about force, using push and pull to demonstrate.
Students write and perform skits in which they break the lab safety rules in order to better remember and comprehend the rules.
Video materials are used regularly in most science classes. This blog will describe how to access videos (when available) with audio description.
A student with visual impairments tested the efficiency of various materials as insulators.
A student with visual impairments tested the affect of friction on different surfaces on how far a remote control car will run on these surfaces.
A student with visual impairments tested how dish soap affects the way in which chocolate dissolves during a baking soda and vinegar reaction.
This activity gauges students' understanding of healthy eating and introduces Michelle Obama's My Food Plate.
To make the adapted graduated cylinders, I was lucky enough to have the help of a student intern from MIT.
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how the time of day affects energy levels.
This blog provides guidance for TVIs who will have a student in elementary science.
In this webcast, TVI Barbara Gillmeister talks about the strategies she uses to support students who are visually impaired/blind in the public school classroom
Hari spoke to my summer school class, tying science into her discussion of goals and habits.
A science student from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired studied how different surfaces affect waves.
Suggestions on how to make labs accessible for students with visual impairments and blindness.
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 the hand.
This blog provides practical steps to prepare for a student with Visual Impairment entering a middle school life science class.
The author describes a summer science program for students who a blind, visually impaired and deafblind.
Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes within the public school system.
For his science project, Chris wanted to make something explode. A Mentos/Coke explosion was chosen and enjoyed by all who participated.
Mike tested how various vinegars affected the strength of the reaction with baking soda. He also built a volcano to react the vinegar and baking soda in.
In this science project, Janie and Morgan were interested in finding out whether the size of a marble would affect how quickly it rolls down a marble maze.
Dottie loves coffee and decided to study the affect of coffee with and without caffeine on heart rate for her science project.
Tips from an adult who is blind to teach students with visual impairments to identify birds.
A high school student who is blind created accessible instructions for building lego structures.
This is a description of how to adapt the APH Periodic Table in order to indicate tactually the major element groups.
This project was completed by Adam and Eli at Texas School for Blind this spring. Their project tested the effect of music on memory.
Jim and Andrew, students at Texas School for the Blind, tested the need for a seed to have soil (space) and air in order to sprout.
Amy, a student at Texas School for the Blind, tested the relative conductivity of lemons and potatoes.
Mike, a student at Texas School for the Blind, tested which soda would shine a penny more.
This project was completed by Alexandra, a student at Texas School for the Blind. She wanted to test the effect of taste on heart rate.
This hands-on science lab is designed to teach students who are blind or who have low vision about DNA.
Through a tactile graphic and an active model, students will gain a better understanding of spring tide and neap tide.
In this activity, students consider how a model of the 3-D Earth can be shown in 2-D on a tactile graphic, and why models, though useful, have limitations.
This blog is designed to describe how to easily incorporate independent living skills into instruction in the science lab.
Introduction to evolution and Darwin's theory of natural selection
How is a student with visual impairment to count using tally marks?

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