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In this hands-on geology lab, students with visual impairments explore index fossils and analyze data to solve a mystery.
Forensic Geology Lab: Digging Through the Sands of Crime
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of the structure of the atom and their ability to use the AZER Periodic Table Reference Booklet.
Interactive Atom Activity Part 2: Using the APH Periodic Table
This model utilizes the fan as the luminosity of the star in order to describe in a tactile manner the absolute verses apparent magnitude of stars.
Apparent vs. Absolute Magnitude of Stars- Interactive Model
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
In this active model, students who are blind or visually impaired will compare the relationship of the Sun, Moon, and Earth during the phases of the Moon and relate this to the tides.
Relating Tides to the Moon Phases
In this activity, students with visual impairments model day and night using a globe specially marked to indicate the students' current location on Earth.
Earth's Rotation Causes Day and Night - Interactive model
Students who are blind or visually impaired will understand the revolution of the Moon around the Sun and its rotation through this simple activity.
Rotation and Revolution of the Moon: Active Model
Science lesson for students with visual impairments to design packaging for eggs that will keep them from breaking.
You Just Crack Me Up!
In this active model, students with visual impairments "play" the role of the Earth and the Moon to better comprehend the tidal cycles.
Tidal Cycles: Interactive Model
In this activity, students with visual impairments order the steps of the scientific method prior to formal instruction.
Scientific Method Intro - Inquiry Lab
In this simple interactive activity, students with visual impairments differentiate speed and velocity.
Measuring Velocity: An active model
Thanks to Jim Clark for sharing this activity. It is a review of concepts related to energy transfer while making and drinking tea.
The Science of Tea: Reviewing Energy Transfer