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Blood Flow Through the Heart
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand how blood flows through the heart. The purpose of this activity is to illustrate the flow of blood in the heart and the function of the heart valves. It offers an opportunity to study the chambers, valves and blood flow with hands on, and an interactive method.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Sarah Hughes
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Building a Catapult
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to design and build a catapult that will toss a marshmallow or pompom over a distance of at least 12 inches, using the appropriate materials and tools safely.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Michele Engelbrecht
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Building a Skyscraper of Newspapers
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to discover how changing the shape of a material such as newspaper can create a stronger building material, then build a model of a skyscraper using the adapted material.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Casting with Plaster
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to gain hands-on experience with various tools and materials used in design and construction. The students will make molds and duplicates for an engraved image.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Design a Boat
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to design a boat (bearing in the mind the properties of matter) that will hold as much weight as possible.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Design and Problem Solving
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand the design process and produce a design for a product meant to solve a specific problem.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
The Function of Villi in the Small Intestine
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand how villi function in the small intestine. The purpose of this activity is to examine a model of the inside of the small intestine to support understanding of the function of villi in digestion.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Sarah Hughes
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Human Body Regulation
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to learn how the body self-regulates. This lesson plan teaches students how the human body self-regulates to maintain a stable internal environment despite changes in the external environment -- a process called homeostasis. Most of the activities detailed in this lesson plan can be done with visually impaired students if teachers adapt them using Resources for Teaching and Adapting Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Life Cycle of Frogs, Dragonflies and Butterflies
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to learn about the life cycle of frogs, dragonflies, and butterflies. In this lesson, students learn the concept of metamorphosis in an organismŐs life cycle by studying the growth and development of butterflies, frogs, and dragonflies. Most of the activities detailed in this lesson plan can be done with visually impaired students if teachers adapt them using Resources for Teaching and Adapting Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Life Cycle of Plants
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to learn about the life cycle of plabts. The five activities included in this lesson plan provide students with evidence that all living things grow and change as they progress through their life cycle. All of the activities detailed in this lesson plan can be done with students who are visually impaired, if teachers adapt them using Resources for Teaching and Adapting Lessons for Students with Visual Impairments. Tactile models and braille materials will be key and all of the activities will require more time for repeated tactical exploration and expression.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Modeling a Plant Cell
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand the structure of a plant cell. The purpose of this activity is to create an accurate representation of the shape and characteristics of plant cells. The cell models provide both tactile and kinesthetic feedback for students learning the structure of the cell. The bright colors and good contract also work well for students with low vision.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Dawn Tamarkin
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Pressure
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to discover if there is a relationship between depth and pressure.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Michele Engelbrecht
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Safety Crash Testing
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to design safety equipment for a vehicle that can protect a raw egg from breaking during a collision.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Teaching Accessible Science
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All students can fully participate in science. To that end, we are sharing some of the resources, materials, and activities that we use with our students who are visually impaired.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
02/06/2014
Testing the Strength of a Column
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to discover how much load can be carried by index cards folded into various shapes, resembling columns.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
01/01/2011