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Building a Basic Series Circuit
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to build and examine a basic electrical circuit. Other activities using the circuit set-up are outlined, such as making an electric fan. A safety note cautions that goggles should be worn at all times when using electricity.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Chemistry
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Casting and Molding
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the process used to cast and mold molten metal, glass, and plastics. Using gelatin, the learner will work with a variety of molds to create castings. When the shapes are unmolded, the learner can tactually explore the casts.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Cell Division
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate how, in a one-celled organism such as a bacterium, the division of cells increases the number of cells exponentially. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners can work with the clay or play dough to learn about cell division.

Subject:
Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Chromosome Models - Karyotyping
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can have a tactile opportunity to construct a karyotype, an organized model of an organism-- chromosomes, conveying the chromosome's size and shape. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners can learn about the organization of chromosomes which carry the genetic material in all cells that have a nucleus.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Classification Line-up
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to organize an interactive model for learning the classification system (taxonomy) of living things. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners can explore the classification categories (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species) and practice the classification of organisms.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Conductors of Heat - Hot Spoons!
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand heat conduction. The purpose of this activity is to show how different materials vary in their conduction of heat. Tactually observing the transfer of heat and hearing an audible output thermometer add meaning to this activity for students with visual impairments.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Conservation of Mass
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can participate to learn about conservation of gas. This is one of the classic experiments using baking soda and vinegar. The expansion of a balloon with gas provides a tactile experience as the gas is captured rather than being released into the air. The evidence of conservation of mass is supported by the collection of data, by weighing the masses of the reactants before and after the experiment. Learners with visual impairments and sighted students can also learn that matter is neither created nor destroyed during a chemical change.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Extruding
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the process of extrusion used to produce pipes and wires in industry. Tooth paste and frostings are examples of extruded materials. Commercially prepared frosting tubes replicate the process of extruding a softened material such as plastic. The material then hardens into a shape determined by the shape of the opening through which it has been extruded. Using tubes of frosting and different frosting tips, learners can kinesthetically experience how materials such as plastic are formed in a factory.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Mixtures and Solutions
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to investigate heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures and solutions, identify the differences, and explore the concepts of concentration and dilution. Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners will create both types of mixtures and solutions. Depending on the experience of the learners and the time available, this activity can be presented as three different activities or done sequentially. Materials can be edible, such as trail mix and powered drink mix, or nonedible, such as buttons.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
The Mystery Box - Making Observations and Collecting Data
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to differentiate between qualitative and quantitative observations and to practice data collection.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Name That Frequency
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can model how vibrating particles, such as in a sound wave, bump into other particles causing them to vibrate, and that the vibrations travel. The chain reaction of sound waves will be demonstrated using old video cassettes (in a way similar to a dominoes game). Learners with visual impairments as well as sighted learners will have the chance to create tactile diagrams of varying wave frequencies. The activity includes setting up the row of tapes at various ŰĎfrequencies,۝ closer together for higher frequency, farther apart for lower.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Polyatomic Ion Bingo
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can play this game to learn about the major polyatomic ions (an ion that consists of two different elements). This game helps learners memorize the chemical formulas and names for the major polyatomic ions, which also helps learners in writing more complex expressions in chemistry.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Separating a Mixture
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore means of physically separating a mixture using dissolving, filtration, and evaporation. Separating a sand/salt mixture is a common experiment in physical science class that requires almost no adaptation for learners with visual impairments. This activity also provides experience in popular laboratory techniques of dissolving, filtration, and evaporation. In this activity, the learner will use filters and funnels to separate sand and salt.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
The Three Basic States (Phases) of Matter
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can explore the three states of matter by examining tactile models that illustrate the characteristics of particles in each state. Visually impaired learners and sighted learners can also work with marbles that illustrate particles' relation to each other.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Volume, Mass, and Density Boxes
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can utilize it to investigate volume, mass, and density. The learner will create several boxes with different materials in each. They will then compare the sizes and masses (weights) and do the math to figure the densities. Educators could also create a data collection chart for this activity.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Perkins School for the Blind
Date Added:
01/01/2011