# STEM

##### 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
##### 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.
##### What is a statistical question?
Learning what makes a questions a statistical question.
##### 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.
##### Finding Transformations in Braille Letters
Students will use a Perkins Brailler to reflect, translate and rotate braille characters
##### 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
##### Is that Remainder of One Correct?
The student will review divisibility rules and use those divisibility rules to help in division.
##### Interpreting Functions Using Real Life Examples
Lesson idea using simple linear equation with students who are blind or visually impaired
##### Where Did That Paycheck Go?
Learning how to manage money using a check register.
##### POSB 2017 - Collaboration in Action
The POSB 2017 conference in early April was a beneficial opportunity to collaborate.
##### 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.
##### 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.
##### Project Bloks
Google's Project Bloks is a development platform for tangible programming, to help kids develop computational thinking through playful coding experiences.
##### Gravity and Weight
A hands-on activity to introduce students who are blind and visually impaired to gravity and weight.
##### Accessible Books for Science Instruction
Providing science textbooks auditorilly for students with visual impairment is vital for comprehension for many learners.
##### Measuring Speed
Students who are blind or visually impaired measure distance and time to calculate the speed at which a marble travels.
##### Adapting Warm-Up Activities in Science for Students with Visual Impairment
Warm-up activities can be a great way to introduce a science lesson. Find out how to best adapt them for students with visual impairment.
##### Accessible Time Tracking
This article highlights the tools that have been useful for students with visual impairment in gauging time for science activities and experiments.
##### Art in Science: Tools for drawing for students with visual impairment
This blog describes the value of including drawing in science instruction for students with visual impairments and will highlight several available tools.
##### Balance
A hands-on science activity that teaches students who are blind and visually impaired about the balance of objects.
##### Endothermic or Exothermic Reaction?
In this activity, students will experience an endothermic reaction and gauge the temperature change that occurs as a result of the reaction.
##### Modeling Ionic Bonding of Atoms with the AZER APH Model
This activity focuses on ionic bonding and the importance of valence electrons in chemical bonding.
##### Describing Science: Best Practices
Best practices for description of graphs, and tables, and diagrams for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
##### Fingerprinting, Forensic Science and Magnifiers: Magnification Activity
Exciting, inclusive classroom actives that combine Crime Scene Investigation skills while learning about magnification tools!
##### Edible Eyeball
This simple edible model serves to support instruction on the main structures of the eye.