# STEM

##### Kilometer Walk
Students who are blind and visually impaired learn base units and prefixes in the metric system by walking a kilometer.
##### Multi-Modal Vocabulary Review Game
Students review vocab as they play a matching game.
##### The Solar System: Modeling the relative sizes of the planets
Relative size of planets shown in common household objects in an activity for students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Motion and Forces: Newton's Second Law of Motion
Hands-on activity to teach students who are blind or visually impaired about inertia and mass to illustrate Newton's Second Law.
##### Ocean Literacy Summit: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected
New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative
##### Collaboration with an Artist to Create Scientific Models
For a student with a visual impairment, a “model” rather than a picture truly is worth a 1,000 words.
##### Motion and Forces: Newton's First Law of Motion
This physical science activity explores motion and force with students who are visually impaired to help them better understand Newton's First Law of Motion.
##### Making Physical Science Accessible

This STEM webinar focuses on the areas of physical science that include magnetism, electricity, and sound along with how these fit into the NGSS.

##### Learning More About Global Soundscapes
Summary of global soundscapes.
##### Science Inquiry for Students with Visual Impairments

This tutorial addresses the NGSS standard for teaching science through inquiry-based methodologies, and explores its impact for teaching students.

##### Making Physical Science Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

This STEM tutorial focuses on the areas of physical science that include magnetism, electricity, and sound along with how these fit into the NGSS.

##### The Solar System-Modeling its size
An activity, accessible to all students, including those with visual impairments, teaches the concept of the vast distances among the planets.

This tutorial discusses the importance of adapted and universal curricula and the FAIER Approach to designing physical education activities.

##### Common Core State Standards: Challenges for Teachers of Students who are Visually Impaired

This tutorial examines elements that distinguish Common Core from previous state standards and the challenges they present

##### Science Inquiry for Students with Visual Impairments

Addresses standards for teaching science through inquiry-based methodologies, and explores its impact for teaching students with visual impairments.

##### Mass of a Penny Lab
A hands on activity for students who are blind and visually impaired to measure mass using pennies.
##### Cell Membrane Model
Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to build a model of a cell membrane.
##### Environmental Science Bulletin Board
Ideas for creating a bulletin board about environmental science for students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Birds of Prey at Perkins
Something I notice at this time of year are the begging sounds of what I believe to be juvenile Red-tailed Hawks.
##### Back to School with a Student with Visual Impairments
Back to school! And... there will be a student with a visual impairment in your science classroom!
##### Water Waves: What Creates Ocean Waves?
Perkins School for the Blind Secondary school student Jonah LeDuc shares his science fair research experiment "What Creates Ocean Waves?"
##### Accessible Nature Trails
As an avid birder, I especially like some of the all-persons nature trails located at Mass. Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.
##### Dog Treats
Build a classroom business making and selling dog treats as students practice multiple skills.
##### Winter Sun Catchers
Real object materials make this multi-sensory project fun for kids of all sight levels to enjoy for days.
##### Cranberry Project
These little red berries are full of sensory fun that can be incorporated into many classroom activities!
##### What Are Birds Saying on the Perkins Campus?
Birdsong is at its peak in spring, and the Perkins campus is a great place to hear a wide variety of bird sounds.
##### Setting Up a Class-Run Pizza Parlor
It's not complicated when you follow these organization tips for a weekly pizza parlor in your class!
##### Create a Solar Powered Oven out of a Pizza Box
Cook s'mores for a snack while learning the science behind it with this solar oven.
##### Aqua Tunes: Why Do We Hear Sounds Differently Underwater?
This science fair experiment by a student who is blind demonstrates how sound travels through water.
##### Building a Water Wheel
Perkins School for the Blind secondary student Jake Pine shares his science fair research experiment: How Does a Water Wheel Change Water to Electrical Energy?
##### Can the Boiling Point of Water be Changed?
Perkins School for the Blind student shares his science fair experiment testing what will happen to boiling water after adding salt.
##### Dolphin Talk: How Do Dolphins Communicate with One Another?
A student from Perkins School for the Blind looks at how dolphins communicate with each other.
##### Sink or Float?
Simple hands-on science experiment for students with multiple disabilities to discover whether materials sink or float
##### What is a Soundscape?
An overview of soundscapes, including how to capture them, and their educational value for students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Will It Dam Water? Yes, No, or Slow?
Activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to lean about what materials stop water from flowing.
##### It's Time to Plant!
With the arrival of spring, our thoughts turn toward planting.
##### Water, Plants, and Seeds
Students who are blind and visually impaired explore how much water plants need to live, and how much water seeds need to sprout.
##### Growing from Seeds
In this activity students develop an understanding of the needs of a plant.
##### Bagging Groceries
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
##### Treasure/Scavenger Hunt
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
##### R.I.P. Pinky (Rest in Peace Pinky)
This hands-on experiment examines the effects of acid rain on plants.
##### Accessible Science Posts in Arabic
Accessible Science posts for students who are blind or visually impaired are now available in Arabic.
##### Shake, Rattle, and Liquefy
This hands-on science experiment is designed to help students with visual impairments to understand the effects of an earthquake on a flooded area.
##### The impact of excess carbon dioxide on coral reefs
How does excess carbon dioxide in the air impact coral reefs?
##### Changing Solids to Liquids
Hands-on experiment to teach children with visual impairments about changing liquids to solids
##### Resources for Learning Bird Sounds
There are many accessible audio CD sets on the market designed to teach bird sounds.
##### Why do birds sing?
Why do birds make all those pretty sounds, especially in the spring? Is it because they are happy that the weather will soon turn warm?
##### Using a 3-D Food Pyramid
Hands-on activity for younger students who are blind or visually impaired or with multiple disabilities to help with understanding of nutrition.
##### Birding By Ear
Birding, or what was once commonly known as bird watching, refers to observation and identification of birds in their natural habitats.