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Prior to instruction on cell structure, this activity utilizes the stellar APH Life Science Tactile Graphics Set to compare animal and plant cell structure.
Cell Structure Intro Using the APH Life Science Tactile Graphics
This activity gauges students' understanding of healthy eating and introduces Michelle Obama's My Food Plate.
Intro to My Food Plate
This hands-on science lab is designed to teach students who are blind or who have low vision about DNA.
DNA Extraction: A Berry Good Lab
Introduction to evolution and Darwin's theory of natural selection
Are You Naturally Selected?
Using a comparison of DNA with architectural blueprints of a building helps students better understand the function of DNA and its location in the cell.
DNA - Blueprint for Life: Intro to Gene Expression
This activity, appropriate for K-2 or older modified students, teaches the parts of a plant through a familiar song.
Plant Parts Put to Song
Students who are blind or visually impaired will compare the structure and function of their canes as a correlation to the structure and function of cells.
Exploring the Structure and Function of a White Cane
To provide a tactile model of the backbone’s construction showing the vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord and the function of the spinal discs.
Modeling the Backbone and Spinal Cord
This activity provides students with a hands-on exercise that relies on shapes rather than the ability to read letters in the study of genetics.
Is there a connection between the sense of smell and the sense of taste? In this activity, students will discover that there is.
Tasting What You Smell
In this short activity, students who are blind or visually impaired become the players (products and reactants) in cellular respiration.
Cellular Respiration - Kinesthetic Activity
Many students are not familiar with the Table of Contents. This activity supports both students' interest in learning new science concepts and literacy skills.
Table of Contents Activity