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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
Students of Biology observe movement of water into and out of an egg to represent osmosis.
Every child can use the engineering design process to help something or someone! In this activity, a plant that is very droopy needs some help!
Help a droopy plant!
Before using engineering and technology skills to design and build projects, students benefit from experience working with a variety of materials and fasteners.
Materials and Fasteners
This outdoor activity is a great way to introduce the study of the Gas Laws!
Why is it floating? An Introduction to the Gas Laws
In this activity, students explore how the development of seed pods protect the seeds and ensure the survival of the plant species.
The Evolution of Seed Pods
Students build a model of each stage of mitosis using simple materials. This activity can also modified to build a model of meiosis.
Mitosis: Student-built model
A simple activity designed to teach a student who is deafblind about the layers of the Earth. Active learning is encouraged through the building of a model.
Layers of the Earth: Student-built model
A short activity for students who are blind or visually impaired about the difference between learned and inherited traits.
Inherited vs. Learned Traits
Hands-on experiment for students who are blind or visually impaired to learn about what effect sound frequency has on a mixture of cornstarch and water.
States of Matter, Cornstarch and Water “Monster” Activity
These accessible science experiments have been adapted for elementary-aged students with visual impairments
Solar Power: Exploding Film Canisters, Centripetal Force, Solar Oven