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Science materials available on loan from IESBVI

The following is a listing of materials that can be checked out short term or long term from the IESBVI science department. The IESBVI science consultant is available to visit with you or travel to your school to help select materials that might be useful depending on the curriculum or to assist in brainstorming ideas for adaptation. Talk to your TVI or contact:

Jennifer Bliss, IESBVI STEM Consultant
(319) 427-6770
jbliss@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us

Life Science

    Biology

  • DNA twist
  • DNA/RNA kit
  • Genetic Code Large Print Braille tables
  • Tactile Punnett Squares (2x2 or 4x4)
  • Life Science Tactile Graphics
    (binder—see below for complete contents)
  • Tactile microscope slides
  • 3D DNA modeling kit
  • Pull apart cell
  • Plant cell kit
  • Animal cell kit
  • Meiosis/Mitosis large tactile posters

    Anatomy

  • Touch, Label, & Learn Poster: Human Skeleton
  • Basic Tactile Anatomy Atlas
    (2 volume binders—see below for complete contents)

    Tactile Binders:

  • Reproductive system
  • Nervous system
  • Excretory and endocrine systems
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Urinary
  • Endocrine
  • Female reproductive system
  • Male reproductive system
  • Menstrual cycle
  • The heart
  • The tooth
  • Vital organs
  • The skin
  • Sense of hearing
  • Sense of smell
  • Sense of sight
  • Sense of taste
  • Gestation

    3D Models

  • Brain
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Heart
  • Tooth
  • Fetal Development (multiple models)
  • Skin
  • Various human organs (nearly life size)
  • Paramecium
  • Meiosis/Mitosis (multiple models for stages)
  • Meiosis/Mitosis (tactile binder)
  • Frog dissection
  • Flower model
     

Physical Science

    Chemistry

  • Azer's Interactive Periodic Table Study Set (atom model, electron configuration, balancing equations)
  • Tactile Periodic table w/ reference book

    Physics

  • Circuit Sets (tactile and 3D)
  • Talking multimeters
  • Motor (to replace lights in circuits)
  • Light and Sight Kit from APH (tactile kit which for modeling reflection and refraction of light)

Earth and Space Science

  • Sense of Science: Astronomy
    (kit--see below for complete contents)
  • Star Tent
  • Planet ball model
  • Relational rope model for planet distance
  • Eclipse Tactual Binder

    Braille books:

  • Ocean, Tide and Wave Energy
  • Harnessing the Power from the Sun
  • Wind Power
  • Solar Power

Lab Equipment                                                

    Measuring liquids

  • 50 ml graduated cylinder w/ float (tactual)
  • Syringes (notched)
  • Beakers sets with overflow

    Measuring Mass/Weight

  • Talking digital scale
  • Tactile spring scale
  • Pan balance with tactile mass pieces

    Measuring Linear Distance

  • 18" flexible large print/braille ruler
  • Meterstick/Trundle wheel
  • Flexible meterstick
  • 30 cm flexible large print/braille ruler
  • Metric tactile measuring tape
  • Talking tape measure

    Other Lab Tools

  • Thermometers (talking or tactile)
  • Vernier probes
  • Talking LabQuest
     (digital data collection and graphing)
  • Available Data Probes that work with LabQuest: Dual force, heart rate, light, pH, magnetic field, dissolved oxygen, gas pressure, motion detector
  • Talking Colorino (color identification)
  • Tactile directional compass

Print References

  • Adapting Science for Students with Visual Impairments: A Handbook for the Classroom Teacher and TVI
  • Making Science Accessible - A Guide for Teaching Introductory Physics to Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

General Supplies

  • Draftsman Drawing Board
  • Graph paper
    (bold line, low relief, embossed--variety of sizes)
  • Textured paper
  • Tactile dots
  • Dot marker collection
    http://exceptionalteaching.com/dot-marker-collection/
  • Sticky foam sheets/pieces (hole punch dots)
  • Brass fasteners/snaps
  • Sectioned containers, cookie sheets, muffin tins, egg cartons
  • Wikki-Stix
  • Feel 'n Peel, Alphabet, Nemeth Stickers
  • Change Tactual Diagram Kit
  • Graphic Art Tape
  • Picture Maker Wheatley Tactile Diagramming Kit
  • Puff paint/glue
  • Tactile stickers
  • Tracing Wheel

Available Graphics Which Are Tactile & Braille

Sense of Science: Plants (kit)

Bean Seed

Flower

Leaf

Leaf Types

Log Cross-Section

Seedling

Taproot System

Tree

 

Sense of Science: Animals (kit)

Ant

Bird

Butterfly

Butterfly life cycle

Fish

Frog life cycle

Mouse

Snake

Spider

Spider web

Tracks

Turtle

 

Sense of Science: Astronomy (kit)

Circumpolar constellations

Cross section of the sun

Galaxy types

Lunar eclipse

Milky Way Galaxy

Moon phases

Orbit of a comet

Our solar system

Phases of the moon

Planetary orbits

Planets: Quick Fact Cards

Relative distances of the planets

Relative sizes of the planets

Solar eclipse

Space shuttle

Ursa major/Ursa minor

 

  • Life Science Tactile Graphics (Binder)

1              Light or Compound Microscope

2              Cell Sizes and Shapes

3              Comparing Animal and Plant Cells

4              Mitochondrion

5              Chloroplast

6              Prokaryotic Cell

7              Bacterial Types

8              DNA

9              DNA Double Helix

10            DNA Replication

11            Translation

12            Chromosome Duplication

13            Cell Cycle Chart

14            Mitosis

15            Meiosis I

16            Meiosis II

17            Non-Disjunction in Meiosis I

18            Non-Disjunction in Meiosis II

19            Fertilization

20            Viral Replication

21            Membrane Transport 1

22            Membrane Transport 2

23            Pedigree

24            Forelimb Bones

25            Comparative Embryology

26            Skin Cross-Section

27            Neuron

28            The Eye

29            The Ear

30            Using Lenses for Vision Correction

31            Sense of Taste

32            Leaf Cross-Section

33            Tree Canopy & Roots

34            Vascular Structure of Wood

35            Plant Intake and Output

36            Moss Life Cycle

37            Fern Life Cycle

38            Pine Life Cycle

39            Parts of a Flower

40            Monocot and Dicot Seeds

41            Seed Germination

42            Sponge

43            Sponge Life Cycle

44            Cnidarian Stinging Cell

45            Cnidarian Life Cycle

46            Flatworm and Roundworm

47            Snail Body Plan

48            Insect Metamorphosis

49            Insect Feeding Adaptations

50            Fish Internal Organs

51            Fish Skeleton

52            Amniotic Egg

53            Bird Flight Adaptations

54            Water Cycle

55            Carbon Cycle

56            Food Web

 

  • Basic Science Tactile Graphics (binder)
    (I recommend this for all K-8 students)

1              Leaf Shapes and Veins

2              Parts of a Seed (Cutaway View)

3              Germination of a Bean Plant (Three Stages)

4              Parts of a Flower

5              Fertilization

6              Types of Roots

7              Plant Cell

8              Sea Anemone

9              Flatworms

10           Segmented Worm

11           Insect

12           Egg (Cutaway View)

13           Mitosis

14           Virus

15           Valve Inside Vein (Cutaway View)

15           Blood Flow from Artery to Vein

16           The Eye—Front View

17           Parts of the Eye (Cutaway Side View)

18           Image Formation on Retina

18           Refraction

19           Reflection

20           Curved Mirrors

21           Sound Frequencies

22           (Key)

23           North American Air Masses

24           Cold Front

25           Warm Front

26           Weather Symbols/Weather Map of U.S.

27           The Atmosphere

28           Earth’s Layers

29           Volcano Formation (Cutaway View)

30           Earthquake Shifts Earth Layers

31           World Map Showing Earthquake Zones

32           Map of Earthquake and Volcano Zones

33           Ocean Floor (Cutaway View)

34           Moon’s Effect on Tides

35           Wave Braking on Shore

36           Sunlight on the Moon and Earth

36           Moon Phases

37           Summer and Winter Sunlight

38           Direct Rays and Slanting Rays

39           Elliptical Paths of Planets Around the Sun

40           (Key)

41           The Solar System

42           Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

43           States of Matter

43           Atom

44           Molecules and Compounds

44           Water Molecule

45           Field Around Bar Magnet

46           Fields Around Magnetic Poles

47           Inside a Battery

47           Flow of Current

48           Circuitry Symbols

48           Simple Circuit Diagram

49           Inside a Light Bulb

50           Airflow Around Wing (Side View)

50           Forces Acting on Airplane in Flight

51           Propulsion

52           Powering a Rocket

 

  • Basic Anatomy Tactile Atlas—Volume I  (Binder)

1              Anterior View of the Skeleton

2              Anterior View of Skull

3              Typical Vertebra

4              Scapula

5              Typical Long Bone

6              Bones of the Hand

7              Bones of the Foot

8              Anterior View of Muscles

9              Posterior View of Muscles

10           Superficial Back Muscles

11           Components of a Cell

12           Multipolar Neuron

13           Lateral View of Brain

14           Lobes of the Brain

15           The Eye

16           The Ear

17           Endocrine Glands

18           Pituitary Gland

19           Pancreas

 

  • Basic Anatomy Tactile Atlas—Volume II  (Binder)

20           Anterior View of the Heart

21           Posterior View of the Heart

22           Circulation Through the Heart

23           Arterial Pulse Points

24           Blood Cells

25           Lymph Node Regions

26           Paranasal Sinuses

27           Superior View of Larynx

28           Respiratory Passages

29           Interior of the Lung

30           Lung Alveolus and Capillary

31           Nose, Mouth, Pharynx

32           Oral Cavity

33           Salivary Glands

34           Structure of a Tooth

35           Position of Abdominal Organs

36           Position of Abdominal Organs

37           Position of Abdominal Organs

38           Stomach

39           Biliary Apparatus and Pancreas

40           Interior of Kidney

41           Male Pelvis

42           Female Pelvis

43           Female Reproductive System

44           Ovulation and Implantation of Ovum

45           Fertilization

46           Structure of a Chromosome

47           Structure of DNA

48           Mitosis

 

3-D Microscopic Models (Cupboard with all plates)

Plate 1  Relative sizes and petri dish

1. Life sized water flea models, bacterium, and viruses

2. Model Petri dish with colonies

 

Plate 2 Viruses

1. Papillomavirus

2. Adenovirus

3. Reovirus

4. Calicivirus

5. Enterovirus, Rhinovirus

6. Hepatitis B virus

7. Herpes I & II viruses, Varicella Zoster virus

8. Smallpox virus

 

Plate 3  Viruses

1. Influenza virus Mumps virus Rubeola virus

2. Human immunodeficiency virus

3. Corona virus

4. Western equine encephalitic virus, Eastern equine encephalitic virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitic virus Rubella virus

5. Viruses for: Yellow fever, West Nile Disease, Hepatitis C, Saint Louis encephalitic disease

6. Rabies virus

7. Ebola virus

 

Plate 4 Bacteria, chemoorganotrophic gram positive

1. Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Peptococcus & Peptostreptococcus

2. Streptococcus viridans, Streptococcus pyogenes

3. Streptococcus pneumoniae

4. Lactobacillus, Listeria

5. Bacillus species & Bacillus anthracis

6. Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium tetani, Clostridium botulinum

7. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, Mycobacterium leprae

8. Streptomyces

9. Corynebacterium diphtheria

10. Mycoplasma pneumonia

 

Plate 5 Bacteria, chemoorganotrophic gram negative

1. Neisseria meningitides, Neisseria gonorrhea

2. & 3. Bacteria with flagella, Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, Salmonella typhi, Shigella, Yersinia entercolitica, Yersinia pestis

4. Pseudomonas aeruginosa

5. Helicobacter pylori

6. Campylobacter jejunum

7. Vibrio cholerae

8. Legionella pneumophila

9. Bacteroides species

10. Fusobacterium species

 

Plate 6  Bacteria, chemoorganotrophic gram negative and chemolithotrophic

1. Bdellovibrio

2. Haemophilus influenza

3. Bordetella pertussis, Pasteurella multocida

4. Francisella tularensis

5. Treponema pallidum, Leptospira, Borrelia

6. Zoogloea

7. Rhizobium

8. Thiobacillus

9. Nitrosomonas

10. Gallionella

 

Plate 7 Bacterial genetic exchange

1. Conjunction

2. Transduction

3. Transformation

 

Plate 8  Bacteria, phototrophic

1. Anabaena

2. Aphanizomenon

3. Cylindrospermopsis

 

Plate 9  Bacteria, phototrophic

1. Oscillatoria, Planktothrix

2. Pseudanabaena

3. Arthrospira, Spirulina

4. Microcystis

 

Plate 10 Archaea

1. Sulfolobus

2. Halococcus

3. Haloferax

4. Haloquadratum

5. Archeoglobus

6. Methanogenium

7. Methanosarcina

8. Methanospirillum

 

Plate 11 Protists, amoebae

1. Proteus

2. Entamoeba histolytica

3. Acanthamoeba and Naegleria

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Plate 12 Protists, ciliates

1. Paramecium

2. Vorticella

3. Lacrymaria

    

Plate 13 Protists, flagellates and coccidia

1. Euglena

2. Giardia

3. Cryptosporidium

 

Plate 14 Protists, blood parasites

1. Trypanosome

2. Plasmodium

 

Plate 15 Protists, unicellular algae

1. Rhodomonas

2. Cyclotella

3. Fragillaria

4. Peridinium

 

Plate 16 Protists, colonial and filamentous algae

1. Asterionella

2. Gametocyte

3. Spirogyra

 

Plate 17 Fungi, yeast and dimorphic fungi

1. Candida albicans

2. Saccharomyces

3. Malassezia furfur, Malassezia pachydermatous

4. Histoplasma

 

Plate 18 Fungi, molds

1. Trichophyton

2. Aspergillus

 

Plate 19 Metazoa

1. Rotifer

2. Nematode

 

 

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