STEM

Video materials are used regularly in most science classes. This blog will describe how to access videos (when available) with audio description.
A student with visual impairments tested the efficiency of various materials as insulators.
A student with visual impairments tested the affect of friction on different surfaces on how far a remote control car will run on these surfaces.
A student with visual impairments tested how dish soap affects the way in which chocolate dissolves during a baking soda and vinegar reaction.
This activity gauges students' understanding of healthy eating and introduces Michelle Obama's My Food Plate.
To make the adapted graduated cylinders, I was lucky enough to have the help of a student intern from MIT.
This science experiment by students at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines how the time of day affects energy levels.
This blog provides guidance for TVIs who will have a student in elementary science.
In this webcast, TVI Barbara Gillmeister talks about the strategies she uses to support students who are visually impaired/blind in the public school classroom
Hari spoke to my summer school class, tying science into her discussion of goals and habits.
A science student from Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired studied how different surfaces affect waves.
Suggestions on how to make labs accessible for students with visual impairments and blindness.
This science project of a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired examines the different lengths of the lifeline on the palm of the hand.
This blog provides practical steps to prepare for a student with Visual Impairment entering a middle school life science class.
The author describes a summer science program for students who a blind, visually impaired and deafblind.
Selma Walsh describes a range of strategies that she has used to include students with visual impairments in science classes within the public school system.
For his science project, Chris wanted to make something explode. A Mentos/Coke explosion was chosen and enjoyed by all who participated.
Mike tested how various vinegars affected the strength of the reaction with baking soda. He also built a volcano to react the vinegar and baking soda in.
In this science project, Janie and Morgan were interested in finding out whether the size of a marble would affect how quickly it rolls down a marble maze.
Dottie loves coffee and decided to study the affect of coffee with and without caffeine on heart rate for her science project.
Tips from an adult who is blind to teach students with visual impairments to identify birds.
A high school student who is blind created accessible instructions for building lego structures.
This is a description of how to adapt the APH Periodic Table in order to indicate tactually the major element groups.
This project was completed by Adam and Eli at Texas School for Blind this spring. Their project tested the effect of music on memory.
Jim and Andrew, students at Texas School for the Blind, tested the need for a seed to have soil (space) and air in order to sprout.
Amy, a student at Texas School for the Blind, tested the relative conductivity of lemons and potatoes.
Mike, a student at Texas School for the Blind, tested which soda would shine a penny more.
This project was completed by Alexandra, a student at Texas School for the Blind. She wanted to test the effect of taste on heart rate.
This hands-on science lab is designed to teach students who are blind or who have low vision about DNA.
Through a tactile graphic and an active model, students will gain a better understanding of spring tide and neap tide.
In this activity, students consider how a model of the 3-D Earth can be shown in 2-D on a tactile graphic, and why models, though useful, have limitations.
This blog is designed to describe how to easily incorporate independent living skills into instruction in the science lab.
Introduction to evolution and Darwin's theory of natural selection
How is a student with visual impairment to count using tally marks?
Providing magnification in science (particularly of specimens) proves invaluable for low vision students.
In this simple interactive model, students use their hands to model the tectonic plates and the movement of these plates.
This simple interactive activity allows students who are blind to learn basic properties of waves and to compare waves in the electromagnetic spectrum.
This math activity is designed to help 8th graders who are blind or visually impaired to understand congruency.
An overview of steps to take to prepare for working with a chemistry student in a high school class.
Tips to adapt a scientific talking calculator for easier use by students who are blind or who have low vision
In these hands-on science lessons, students explore light sources and the properties of light.
In this tasty activity, students learn about about heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation as they pop popcorn in three different ways.
Using a comparison of DNA with architectural blueprints of a building helps students better understand the function of DNA and its location in the cell.
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) is a week-long accessible camp designed to introduce students to the world of space travel.
Ideas for using music and song in science instruction for students with visual impairments
Video with transcript, questions, and tactile images to teach students with visual impairments about black holes and the Milky Way.
In this hands-on geology lab, students with visual impairments explore index fossils and analyze data to solve a mystery.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of the structure of the atom and their ability to use the AZER Periodic Table Reference Booklet.
Trevor Thomas, a hiker who is blind, shares his experiences in these videos. Students will determine his speed in this activity.
This model utilizes the fan as the luminosity of the star in order to describe in a tactile manner the absolute verses apparent magnitude of stars.

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