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A high school student who is blind created accessible instructions for building lego structures.
Building with Legos Using Accessible Instructions
This is a description of how to adapt the APH Periodic Table in order to indicate tactually the major element groups.
Adapting the APH Periodic Table to Indicate Major Element Groups
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
Through a tactile graphic and an active model, students will gain a better understanding of spring tide and neap tide.
Using Tactile Graphics to Teach Students with Visual Impairments About Tidal Range
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.
Shape of the Earth with 2-D and 3-D Models: Practicing Tactile Graphics
Introduction to evolution and Darwin's theory of natural selection
Are You Naturally Selected?
In this simple interactive model, students use their hands to model the tectonic plates and the movement of these plates.
Tectonic Plate Boundaries - Interactive Model
This simple interactive activity allows students who are blind to learn basic properties of waves and to compare waves in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Features of Waves Using Wikki Stix
In these hands-on science lessons, students explore light sources and the properties of light.
In this tasty activity, students learn about about heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation as they pop popcorn in three different ways.
Heat Transfer through Popping Popcorn
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
Video with transcript, questions, and tactile images to teach students with visual impairments about black holes and the Milky Way.
Monster of the Milky Way