# STEM

##### Water's Great Escape
Jill and Jamie tested water movement (up) a paper towel using 3 different kinds of paper towel.
##### Can You Beatbox?
A student with a visual impairment designs a scientific experiment to investigate whether boys learn to beatbox more quickly than girls. Mike, is a student who loves to beat box. His project reflects his interest.
##### Preparing for a Biology Student
This blog provides the TVI with practical advice as to equipment, models, and tools to prepare for a student who will be in a High School Biology class.
##### We All LOVE Ice Cream
In this science experiment, Jennifer, Daisy, and Warren decided to test whether participants would prefer homemade ice cream or store-bought ice cream.
##### Sandwich Bag Bomb
In this experiment, Calvin tested the volume of the explosion using different vinegars.
##### Tactile Rain Gauge
Here are some options for creating tactile rain gauges.
##### Rock Under Stress
Models of three types of stress that can be placed on rock are described.
##### Sounds of Biomes
This simple activity connects the sounds encountered in different biomes with the sounds made by both biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) features.
An accessible math lesson is designed to teach graphing on a coordinate plane through dance steps with students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Tips and Strategies to Make Functions Accessible
Tips and strategies to make functions accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Using Statistics to Interpret Categorical and Quantitative Data
This activity is designed to help students with visual impairments to use statistics to interpret data, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
##### Introducing Negative Numbers
This hands-on math lesson is designed to teach negative numbers to students with visual impairments.
##### Seeing Structure in Equations Using Food
This lesson is designed to support students who are blind or visually impaired to understand the structure of algebraic expressions.
##### Algebra's Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
A lesson plan to teach students with visual impairments to graph equations related to real life situations.
##### Probability Using Tactile Spinner
This lesson is designed to teach students with visual impairments about probability.
##### Understanding the Relationship Between 2-D and 3-D Shapes
This activity is designed to help students with visual impairments to understand the relationship between two-dimensional shapes and 3-dimensional shapes.
##### Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Integers
This lesson is designed to teach students with visual impairments about positive numbers.
##### 2-Dimensional Representations of 3-Dimensional Objects
Lesson for students who are blind or visually impaired regarding 2D and 3D shapes using tactile graphics
##### Adding Fractions Using a Cardboard Circle
This hands-on lesson is designed to help students with visual impairments to understand fractions.
##### The Power of Ten
Activity to Teach the Power of 10 to Students with Visual Impairments.
##### Ice Cream in Winter - Do Sales Increase or Decrease?
In this hands-on lesson, students with visual impairments practice analyzing data to determine if ice cream sales increase or decrease in winter.
##### The Function Machine
Making math function tables accessible to students with visual impairments.
##### What is the Volume?
Tips on teaching students who are blind or visually impaired to find the volume, using real-world examples, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards.
##### Finding Solutions with Exponents
Activity for students with visual impairments to find solutions with exponents.
##### Dollars to Cents - A Lesson in Decimals
Teach students with visual impairments about fractions and decimals.
##### Cooking with Fractions
Ideas for applying the Math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to functional situations with students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Right Angles and the Pythagorean Theorem
These activities teach students with visual impairment about the Pythagorean Theorem and right angles.
##### Is It Congruent?
Activity to help students who are blind or visually impaired to compare angles.
##### Getting One Solution - A Linear Equation
Teaching students who are blind or visually impaired to solve simple algebraic linear equations.
##### Geometry and the GPS
This lesson is aligned with the CCSS and focuses on teaching geometry and the GPS to students with visual impairments.
##### Reflections - Teacher and Student Face Off
Help students with visual impairments to understand reflections and what is meant by "mirror image" in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
##### Ice Cream In Winter - The Slope
Calculating the slope of a graph with a student who is blind or visually impaired.
##### Translate (Slide) that Polygon
This CCSS-aligned math lesson makes translating polygons accessible to students with visual impairments.
##### Rotations - O & M Meets Math
This math lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and focuses on the concept of "rotation" with students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Choosing a Cell Phone Plan Using Linear Equations
Help students who are blind or visually impaired to practice using linear equations with the real-life example of choosing a cell phone plan.
##### How Long Did That Walk Take?
Lesson to teach students who are blind or visually impaired to compute time/distance ratios in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
##### Know Those Geometry Definitions
This lesson teaching definitions of common geometry terms to students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Pythagorean Theorem and Proof
Lesson on making the Pythagorean Theorem accessible to students with visual impairments.
##### A Valentine's Day Transformation
Teaching transformation to students with visual impairments using a Valentine's Day theme.
##### Practical Application of the Pythagorean Theorem: Building a Slide Park
In this math lesson students with visual impairments design a slide park to reinforce their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem.
##### How Do You Get Your Pizza Fix: Does the Season Matter?
This math activity uses a Pizza Season Survey to give students with visual impairments practice creating accessible tables.
##### Finding the Shortest Distance Between Two Points
This activity is designed to teach students who are blind or visually impaired to find the shortest distance between two points.
##### Constructing Geometrical Figures to Scale
This lesson shows how to use tactile graphics to construct geometric figures to scale with students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### What's the Translation?
This lesson is designed to teach students who are blind or visually impaired to understand translations in geometry by using coordinate grids and rules.
##### Interpreting Data - Finding Clusters and Outliers
Lesson on constructing a graph or table from data with students with visual impairments
##### Planning a Party Using Function Tables
This activity is designed to help students understand the use and purpose of a function table in mathematics.
##### Tessellations and Quilts
Teach students with visual impairments about tessellations using the real-life example of patchwork quilts.
##### To Be Rational or Not To Be Rational - That is the Question!
This lesson, which is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, offers practice with rational numbers and square roots for students with visual impairments.
##### Properties of Various Angles
This lesson is designed to teach students with visual impairments the properties of various angles.