STEM

In the past ten years, products from so many different sources have increased accessibility for students with visual impairments who are learning science and those interested in entering science...
This simple activity allows students to use a formula to determine speed after measuring both distance traveled and time .
In this lab, students experience the effect of surface area on the rate of a chemical reaction.
To provide a tactile model of the backbone’s construction showing the vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord and the function of the spinal discs.
This app is an interactive teaching / learning tool to explain the various facets of the elements of the Periodic Table.
Different techniques and resources to make easy raised-line drawings for students who are blind and visually impaired.
Many thanks to Jim Clark and Susan Osterhaus for their wisdom on the use of the APH Graphic Aid.   Comprehending graphs during science instruction is often difficult for students with visual...
Suggestions for fall themed sensory trays for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Jeff Killebrew, NMSBVI science teacher and friend, Mike Shinaberry, Education Director at the Space History Museum in Alamogordo, NM, had the incredible honor of being chosen to participate in...
This interactive model allows students to tactually balance a simple chemical equation.
This activity provides students with a hands-on exercise that relies on shapes rather than the ability to read letters in the study of genetics.
Activities for students with severe multiple disabilities to learn about and explore leaves
This activity helps students to understand the adding and removal of thermal energy, during an introductory chemistry course.
In the world of physics, some properties doesn’t always behave like we think they should. A liquid should flow and fill a container; a solid should not move.
This review is appropriate for students after they have both learned the AZER model and the APH Periodic Table.
In this lab, students use both critical thinking and math skills as they measure volume using tools adapted for visual impairment.
This simple activity allows students to display their knowledge of basic concepts related to the atom using the APH model.
This activity provides a hands-on experience for students to better understand the concept of the "atom". It is based on the meaning of the word atom.
This simple activity uses a calendar to introduce the rows (periods) and columns (groups) of the Periodic Table.
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope." - Kofi Annan   When I consider life skills most valuable to all students, but even more so for students with visual impairment, literacy is at the...
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.
Is there a connection between the sense of smell and the sense of taste? In this activity, students will discover that there is.
This assignment came about in order to encourage my students to consider the work of scientists and mathematicians who are visually impaired.
Suggestions for teaching science to students who are deafblind
In this activity, students identify sedimentary and metamorphic rock based on the feel of the rock.
In this short activity, students who are blind or visually impaired become the players (products and reactants) in cellular respiration.
Many students are not familiar with the Table of Contents. This activity supports both students' interest in learning new science concepts and literacy skills.
Students of Biology observe movement of water into and out of an egg to represent osmosis.
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!
Before using engineering and technology skills to design and build projects, students benefit from experience working with a variety of materials and fasteners.
This outdoor activity is a great way to introduce the study of the Gas Laws!
Who among TVIs either at a school for the blind or in the field has not come upon a graphic organizer that would be particularly beneficial to teach students a concept.  Graphic organizers present...
In this activity, students explore how the development of seed pods protect the seeds and ensure the survival of the plant species.
Discussion of the values of field testing products before using them with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Students build a model of each stage of mitosis using simple materials. This activity can also modified to build a model of meiosis.
A simple activity designed to teach a student who is deafblind about the layers of the Earth. Active learning is encouraged through the building of a model.
During last week's Soundscapes camp conducted by a graduate student from Purdue university, 14 Secondary program students learned about the science of soundscape ecology. They first mastered the...
An entry about students who are blind or visually impaired participating in a Science Camp in Taiwan.
A short activity for students who are blind or visually impaired about the difference between learned and inherited traits.
Science experiment for students who are blind or visually impaired to study how smell affects heartrate and stress.
This post is part of a series on a Science Camp in Taiwan for Students with Visual Impairments.  Perkins Science teacher, Kate Fraser, shares her experiences of the camp.  Click here to read Part 1...
Explore which type of soda will cause the biggest explosion with Mentos with this hands-on science experiment for students who are blind or visually impaired.
An experiment for students who are blind or visually impaired to using balloons to determine if different vinegars react differently with baking soda.
I am traveling to Taiwan to be part of a science program for children who are visually impaired and blind. Here at Perkins we have many science activities for our students in Secondary, Lower...
Science project done by a student with visual impairments to explore what materials affect the magnetic field.
This science project was done by Carrie, who is a student at Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI).     Carrie was interested in testing memory related to print versus...
Activities to teach concepts involved in flying to children who are blind or deafblind.
A student who is blind's science project to see if people with functional vision can be out ranked by those with none when playing audiogames.
Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to explore what kind of music lowers heartrate.

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