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Science Labs and Graphing

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General ideas for making labs accessible

1) Keep materials in place by using a pan or egg carton or sectioned tray. 2) When working with partners, encourage sighted partners to use descriptive words. 3) Whenever possible, allow student to collect own information with . . . read more

Measuring Liquids

Lesson plan for measuring liquid volume : Perkins School for the Blind   Tools for measuring liquid volume Beaker 1000 mL modified The 1000-ml (1 liter) plastic tripour beaker has been modified with slot punched at the . . . read more

Measuring Mass

Mass can be measured using a talking digital scale, but for a more tactual hands on understanding, consider a pan balance. Tactual gram pieces (1, 5, 10 gram) can be used to ascertain the mass of objects. read more

Measuring Distance

A limited number of the following items are available from IESBVI (contact your TVI) or readily available online for reasonable cost. Metric: Meterstick/Trundle Wheel Flexible meterstick 30 cm flexible large . . . read more

Collecting Data with Talking Tools

Consider talking devices to allow students who are blind or visually impaired to collect their own data. A limited number of the following items are available from IESBVI (contact your TVI) or readily available online for reasonable cost. . . . read more

Graphing

It is important for students to be able to access their data in order to interpret and extrapolate data. Have materials available for students to make their own tactile or otherwise accessible graphs whenever possible. Use tactile . . . read more

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