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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
In this simple activity, students play the role of the subatomic particles and position themselves correctly inside or outside of the nucleus.
Interactive Atom Building Activity
In this activity, students with visual impairments test common objects to determine which stick to a magnet. Why certain items are magnetic and other are not is the focus.
What will a magnet stick to?
The group (family) in which an element is located on the Periodic Table can be used to determine the number of valence electrons.
Using the APH Periodic Table to Determine Valence Electrons
This simple activity is a nice introduction or warm-up to the topic of states of matter.
States of Matter Introduction: Simple Hands-On Activity
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
This simple activity allows students to use a formula to determine speed after measuring both distance traveled and time .
Using an Active Model to Measure Speed
In this lab, students experience the effect of surface area on the rate of a chemical reaction.
Rate of Reaction Lab
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 app is an interactive teaching / learning tool to explain the various facets of the elements of the Periodic Table.
The Elementor Periodic Table App
This interactive model allows students to tactually balance a simple chemical equation.
Balancing Chemical Equations Using a Tactual Model
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.