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A high school student who is blind created accessible instructions for building lego structures.
Building with Legos Using Accessible Instructions
Science lesson for students with visual impairments to design packaging for eggs that will keep them from breaking.
You Just Crack Me Up!
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.
Creating a Hydroponics System
This assignment came about in order to encourage my students to consider the work of scientists and mathematicians who are visually impaired.
Who Are the Scientists with a Visual Impairment?
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
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 activity introduces students to basic concepts of motion and forces.
Motion and Forces: Building Cars and Racing Them
This activity was done with an after school group of elementary school students with visual impairments. They were given a scenario and asked to solve it.
Engineering, Robot Arm Exercise
Students who are blight and visually impaired use a phothosensor utilizing pitch to "hear" the amount of light.
An activity to review the steps of the scientific method for students who are visually impaired.
Scientific Method Review