Supermarket Botany

By Accessible Science on Feb 03, 2014


Students with visual impairments will learn to categorize common foods like carrots, asparagus, lettuce, oranges, and peanuts into plant parts: edible roots, stems, leaves, fruits, flowers, or seeds.

Suggested time:

One thirty-minute period


Velcro board, index cards with pictures and written and brailled words, data chart


  1. Show students the Velcro board with the following headings in print and braille: roots, stems, seeds, leaves, flowers, and fruits.
  2. Give each student 3-4 cards with pictures of food and the written word in both print and braille.
  3. Students read their cards and place them under the right heading
  4. The group reviews and charts the results on graph paper.


Teacher's Domain: Supermarket Botany

collage with categorizing foods strategy


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