Supermarket Botany

By Accessible Science on Feb 03, 2014

Purpose:

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

Materials

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

Procedure

  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.

Resources

Teacher's Domain: Supermarket Botany

collage with categorizing foods strategy

 

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