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In this hands-on geology lab, students with visual impairments explore index fossils and analyze data to solve a mystery.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of the structure of the atom and their ability to use the AZER Periodic Table Reference Booklet.
Trevor Thomas, a hiker who is blind, shares his experiences in these videos. Students will determine his speed in this activity.
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.
This activity, appropriate for K-2 or older modified students, teaches the parts of a plant through a familiar 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.
In this activity, students with visual impairments model day and night using a globe specially marked to indicate the students' current location on Earth.
Students who are blind or visually impaired will understand the revolution of the Moon around the Sun and its rotation through this simple activity.
Science lesson for students with visual impairments to design packaging for eggs that will keep them from breaking.
In this active model, students with visual impairments "play" the role of the Earth and the Moon to better comprehend the tidal cycles.
Introduction to inquiry-based learning for science students who are blind or visually impaired
In this activity, students with visual impairments order the steps of the scientific method prior to formal instruction.
Interactive game designed to allow students to practice appropriate social skills, turn taking, numeracy skills, fitness skills and following rules.
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.
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.