# STEM

##### Tessellations and Quilts
Teach students with visual impairments about tessellations using the real-life example of patchwork quilts.
##### Planning a Party Using Function Tables
This activity is designed to help students understand the use and purpose of a function table in mathematics.
##### Interpreting Data - Finding Clusters and Outliers
Lesson on constructing a graph or table from data with students with visual impairments
##### O&M Geometric Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
This lesson combines English Language Arts, Geometry and Orientation and Mobility in an activity for 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.
##### 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.
##### Rotations on a Coordinate Plane
This activity makes rotation of geometric shapes accessible to students with visual impairment, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
##### Nemeth and Graphic Interpretation for Division
This lesson plan assists students who are blind or visually impaired in understanding using Nemeth code.
##### Hockey Geometry
Student can learn more about different geometrical shapes in the world of hockey by visiting a hockey rink for a guided tour or by examining a tactile diagram.
##### Using arrays to model division and find equal groups
This CCSS lesson plan is designed to teach students with visual impairments to use arrays to model division and find equal groups.
##### Graphing Equations with Students with Visual Impairments
This CCSS activity discusses graphing equations with students with visual impairments.
##### Investigating slope with Legos - Part 1
This math activity is aligned with the CCSS and focuses on teaching students with visual impairments to determine the slope of a triangle.
##### Investigating Slope with Legos - Part 2: Using Triangles
Lesson to teach students with visual impairment to find the slope of a triangle.
##### Play the Transformation Game
This game is designed to teach students with visual impairments about the transformations of geometric shapes.
##### Comparing Car Rentals
This math lesson gives students the opportunity to apply functional skills in calculating and comparing the cost of rental cars.
##### Using a Function Table to Determine Time and Distance Travelled
A math lesson that teaches students with visual impairments to use a function table to determine time and distance traveled.
##### Selma to Montgomery - Graphing Martin Luther King's Walk
Students graph Martin Luther King's walk from Selma to Montgomery to learn about simple ratios
##### Finding Transformations in Braille Letters
Students will use a Perkins Brailler to reflect, translate and rotate braille characters
##### What is a statistical question?
Learning what makes a questions a statistical question.
##### Where Did That Paycheck Go?
Learning how to manage money using a check register.
##### Is that Remainder of One Correct?
The student will review divisibility rules and use those divisibility rules to help in division.
##### O&M and Scale Drawing
Use scale drawings to map out travel routes
This lesson will help students understand credits and debits as it relates to a club treasurer's responsibilities
##### Super Bowl Sunday PB and J Sushi for the Crowd
Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally a day to meet with friends and enjoy food and friends. This lesson helps the student adjust a recipe for a crowd.
##### Scientific Notation and Astronomy
This activity teaches students who are blind or visually impaired about scientific notation using the example of astronomy to illustrate its importance.
##### Interpreting Functions Using Real Life Examples
Lesson idea using simple linear equation with students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Why Should Students with Visual Impairment Draw?
Students with visual impairment can benefit from drawing in science classes.
##### Leaf Structure and Function
In this activity, students with visual impairments compare the structure and function of broadleaf leaves and pine needles.
##### Ecology: Levels of Organization
In this activity, students order the levels of organization from least to most interactions or vice versa.
##### Introducing Friction
A hands-on activity to introduce students who are blind and visually impaired to friction.
##### Teaching Color Using Wavelength
This activity uses a science-based approach to teach color description to students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Using Sound to Describe Star Brightness
For students with visual impairment, the volume of sound can be used to represent the brightness of stars as the concepts of apparent and absolute magnitude.
##### Using the PenFriend for Science Instruction
The PenFriend can be used as an auditory tool for science instruction with students who are blind or visually impaired.
##### Tips and Strategies to Make Ratios and Proportional Relationships Accessible
Tips and strategies to make ratios and proportional relationships accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Tips and Strategies to Make Geometry Accessible
Tips and strategies to make geometry accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Budgeting and Money Management
An activity to help blind and visually impaired students plan for transition and adult life as they learn about budgeting.
##### Tips and Strategies to Make Statistics & Probability Accessible
Tips and strategies to make statistics and probability accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Rate of Photosynthesis
This experiment provides a low cost solution for investigating the rate of photosynthesis for students who are blind and visually impaired.
##### Edible DNA model
A fun alternative to a standard lesson about the structure of DNA is to use different types of candy to represent the different components of the DNA molecule.
##### Solar System in a Meter
This hands-on activity allows students who are blind or visually impaired to "build" a model of the solar system showing relative distances between planets.
##### Reading the DNA Code Using the APH DNA Twist Model
In this activity, students who are blind or visually impaired are introduced to the structure of DNA and learn to "read" the code found in the nitrogen bases (the rungs).
##### Role of the TVI in Developing Tactile Skills for Reading Braille Science Tables
Tips to prepare students with visual impairment to correctly interpret tables and tactile graphics in science class beginning in early grades.
##### Tips and Strategies for Teaching Number System Standards
These math tips and strategies are compiled from suggestions made by a team of experts as part of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
##### Swift Playgrounds - The VoiceOver Challenge
In this article we look at the usability of the popular coding program with the VoiceOver screenreader.
##### Meiosis vs. Mitosis Using the APH Life Science Tactile Graphic Set
This activity, appropriate for a warm up, has students with visual impairments compare the final results of mitosis and meiosis and can be played as a competitive game.