STEM

Perkins School for the Blind secondary student Jake Pine shares his science fair research experiment: How Does a Water Wheel Change Water to Electrical Energy?
Perkins School for the Blind student shares his science fair experiment testing what will happen to boiling water after adding salt.
A student from Perkins School for the Blind looks at how dolphins communicate with each other.
This simple hands-on experiment is designed to help children discover which materials sink and which ones float.  It can be adapted for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities, or...
An overview of soundscapes, including how to capture them, and their educational value for students who are blind or visually impaired
Activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to lean about what materials stop water from flowing.
With the arrival of spring, our thoughts turn toward planting.
Students who are blind and visually impaired explore how much water plants need to live, and how much water seeds need to sprout.
In this activity students develop an understanding of the needs of a plant.
Help children understand the importance of planning organization and sequencing during this activity!
Explore the natural world with an active hands-on sensory hunt for various plants.
A student in the Secondary Program at Perkins School for the Blind shares her project from the Science Fair. From my research I gathered that acid rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet...
We are pleased to have translations in Arabic of some of our activities:  نماذج الكروموسوم - التنميط النووي  (Chromosome Models -- Karyotyping) عمل نموذج لخلية نبات (Modeling a Plant Cell) الصفائح...
Purpose: We know that flat river-valley bottoms are prone to flooding, but we think of them as being geologically stable. This experiment demonstrates what happens to sandy soils when they liquefy...
How does excess carbon dioxide in the air impact coral reefs?
Hands-on experiment to teach children with visual impairments about changing liquids to solids
There are many accessible audio CD sets on the market designed to teach bird sounds.
Why do birds make all those pretty sounds, especially in the spring? Is it because they are happy that the weather will soon turn warm?
Hands-on activity for younger students who are blind or visually impaired or with multiple disabilities to help with understanding of nutrition.
Birding, or what was once commonly known as bird watching, refers to observation and identification of birds in their natural habitats.
كيف يمكن لطالب يعاني من الإعاقة البصرية المشاركة في معرض العلوم؟ تُعقد معارض العلوم بشكل تقليدي في فصل الربيع في العديد من المدارس. يبدأ اختيار الموضوعات وتنفيذ التجارب بمجرد بدء العام الدراسي...
You may have now, or will have in the future, a student with a visual disability in your classroom. Where do you turn for help and support?
Since the fall of 2006, Perkins has been part of a collaboration with the world renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
This activity gives students an opportunity to use the engineering design process
Students who are visually impaired learn the technique of letterpress printing.
Hands-on activity to introduce density to students who are blind or visually impaired.
Purpose: To teach students with visual impairments to differentiate between qualitative and quantitative observations and to practice data collection Background information:   Students often have a...
The models used in this activity enable all students to create an accurate representation of plant cell structure.
Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to explore means of physically separating a mixture using different techniques.
Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to explore a relationship between depth and pressure.
Students with visual impairments create engraved images.
Purpose: To provide a hands-on opportunity for students with visual impairments to build and examine a basic electrical circuit Background information: A series circuit is one in which the electric...
This activity illustrates the process of homeostasis.
الغرض: توفير فرصة للطلاب الذين يعانون من ضعفٍ في الإبصار لعمل تمثيل دقيق لشكل الخلايا النباتية وسماتها.   معلومات أساسية: لا يمكن رؤية الخلايا في الحياة اليومية. وفي الواقع، يتيح...
Students with a visual impairment produce a design for a product.
Hands-on activity to show students who are blind or visually impaired how different materials vary in their conduction of heat.
Introduces the 3 states of matter to students with visual impairments by examining tactile models illustrating the characteristics of particles in each state.
This activity works on memorization of the major polyatomic ions.
The activity explains the function of villi in digestion.
Purpose: To create an interactive model for students with visual impairments to learn the classification system (taxonomy) of living things Background information: The classification system for...
Hands-on activity for students who are blind or visually impaired to model how vibrating particles bump into each other and travel.
Hands-on activity to encourage students with visual impairments to explore the law of conservation of momentum.
Students with a visual impairment explore and adapt materials to build a structure.
Students with visual impairments design a catapult
Students with visual impairments explore the process used to produce pipes and wires in industrial settings
Theses activities provide students with visual impairments with evidence of the growth and change in plants.
This activity helps students to learn the shape, size , and feel of different plant parts.
Students learn to relate plant parts to foods found in the supermarket.
The life cycle of a plant is made accessible in this activity.
Students conduct a germination experiment.

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