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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 students to collect and record their own . . . read more

Measuring Liquids

Lesson plan for measuring liquid volume : Perkins School for the Blind   Tools for measuring liquid volume Modified Beakers Beakers can be modified with slot punched at the top level. A student can fill the beaker to . . . 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. Tactile markings can also be added to . . . 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 (makes a clicking noise every rotation) Flexible . . . 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 create accessible graphs in order to interpret and extrapolate data. Have materials available for students to make their own tactile or otherwise accessible graphs whenever possible. Use . . . read more

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