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TSBVI high school student, Mikkah, discusses her experiences at Space Camp in an interview with her science teacher, Laura Hospitál.
In this simple interactive activity, students with visual impairments differentiate speed and velocity.
Thanks to Jim Clark for sharing this activity. It is a review of concepts related to energy transfer while making and drinking tea.
Guidelines for finding the right text for students who are visually impaired with varying ability levels.
In this simple activity, students play the role of the subatomic particles and position themselves correctly inside or outside of the nucleus.
These hands-on accessible science activities are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities to learn about snow.
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.
The group (family) in which an element is located on the Periodic Table can be used to determine the number of valence electrons.
This simple activity is a nice introduction or warm-up to the topic of states of matter.
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.
In this activity, the instructor sets up a lab which doesn't work. The students will focus on experimental error in the lab report.
Quick tips to make simple adaptions to increase accessibility of science materials for students who are blind or visually impaired
This simple activity allows students to use a formula to determine speed after measuring both distance traveled and time .
In this lab, students experience the effect of surface area on the rate of a chemical reaction.
To provide a tactile model of the backbone’s construction showing the vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord and the function of the spinal discs.
This app is an interactive teaching / learning tool to explain the various facets of the elements of the Periodic Table.
Different techniques and resources to make easy raised-line drawings for students who are blind and visually impaired.
Guidelines to make science and math graphs accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
Suggestions for fall themed sensory trays for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Overview of the SOFIA space mission and making astronomy more accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
This interactive model allows students to tactually balance a simple chemical equation.
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.
Activities for students with severe multiple disabilities to learn about and explore leaves
This activity helps students to understand the adding and removal of thermal energy, during an introductory chemistry course.
In the world of physics, some properties doesn’t always behave like we think they should. A liquid should flow and fill a container; a solid should not move.
This review is appropriate for students after they have both learned the AZER model and the APH Periodic Table.
In this lab, students use both critical thinking and math skills as they measure volume using tools adapted for visual impairment.
This simple activity allows students to display their knowledge of basic concepts related to the atom using the APH model.
This activity provides a hands-on experience for students to better understand the concept of the "atom". It is based on the meaning of the word atom.
This simple activity uses a calendar to introduce the rows (periods) and columns (groups) of the Periodic Table.
Practical instructional tips to support English Language Arts skills in science class with students who are blind or who have low visio
A guide to making the APH Periodic Table Reference Booklet easier to use for students who are blind or visually impaired.
This is an ongoing opportunity for students to ask, WHY? Students both post and answer questions posted by other students.
Hydroponic systems grow food when the resources needed, such as rain and rich soil, do not exist. In this activity, students build a basic hydroponics system.
Is there a connection between the sense of smell and the sense of taste? In this activity, students will discover that there is.
This assignment came about in order to encourage my students to consider the work of scientists and mathematicians who are visually impaired.
Suggestions for teaching science to students who are deafblind
In this activity, students identify sedimentary and metamorphic rock based on the feel of the rock.
Tips for adapting rulers for students who are blind or visually impaired.
In this short activity, students who are blind or visually impaired become the players (products and reactants) in cellular respiration.
Many students are not familiar with the Table of Contents. This activity supports both students' interest in learning new science concepts and literacy skills.
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!
Before using engineering and technology skills to design and build projects, students benefit from experience working with a variety of materials and fasteners.
This outdoor activity is a great way to introduce the study of the Gas Laws!
Tips on making tactile graphic organizers accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
In this activity, students explore how the development of seed pods protect the seeds and ensure the survival of the plant species.
Discussion of the values of field testing products before using them with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Students build a model of each stage of mitosis using simple materials. This activity can also modified to build a model of meiosis.
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.