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This activity uses a science-based approach to teach color description to students who are blind or visually impaired.
Teaching Color Using Wavelength
For students with visual impairment, the volume of sound can be used to represent the brightness of stars as the concepts of apparent and absolute magnitude.
Using Sound to Describe Star Brightness
This experiment provides a low cost solution for investigating the rate of photosynthesis for students who are blind and visually impaired.
Rate of Photosynthesis
A fun alternative to a standard lesson about the structure of DNA is to use different types of candy to represent the different components of the DNA molecule.
Edible DNA model
This hands-on activity allows students who are blind or visually impaired to "build" a model of the solar system showing relative distances between planets.
Solar System in a Meter
In this activity, students who are blind or visually impaired are introduced to the structure of DNA and learn to "read" the code found in the nitrogen bases (the rungs).
Reading the DNA Code Using the APH DNA Twist Model
This activity, appropriate for a warm up, has students with visual impairments compare the final results of mitosis and meiosis and can be played as a competitive game.
Meiosis vs. Mitosis Using the APH Life Science Tactile Graphic Set
A hands-on activity to introduce students who are blind and visually impaired to gravity and weight.
Gravity and Weight
Students who are blind or visually impaired measure distance and time to calculate the speed at which a marble travels.
A hands-on science activity that teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about the balance of objects.
In this activity, students will experience an endothermic reaction and gauge the temperature change that occurs as a result of the reaction.
Endothermic or Exothermic Reaction?
This activity focuses on ionic bonding and the importance of valence electrons in chemical bonding.
Modeling Ionic Bonding of Atoms with the AZER APH Model