We have adapted the following activities to meet the needs of our students. We hope these adaptation ideas inspire teachers to find their own creative ways to include students who are visually impaired in the science classroom. Click on the activity name to see the full activity details and to download and print the activity sheet to take to your classroom.
Purpose: To introduce students to the structure and function of a variety of hand tools.
Purpose: To understand how to create a print through letterpress printing.
Purpose: To discover how much load can be carried by index cards folded into various shapes, resembling columns.
Purpose: To design safety equipment for a vehicle that can protect a raw egg from breaking during a collision.
Purpose: To understand general steps of setting up and running a small company.
Purpose: To understand the design process and produce a design for a product meant to solve a specific problem.
Purpose: To provide students with hands-on experience with various tools and materials used in design and construction. The student will make a mold and a duplicate for an engraved image.
Purpose: To create a paper airplane and modify it to increase flight time and distance.
Purpose: With properties of matter in mind, design a boat that will hold as much weight as possible.
Purpose: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Purpose: To replicate the process used to cast and mold molten metal, glass, and plastics, or liquid clay in industrial processes.
Purpose: To explore the process of extrusion used to produce pipes and wires in industry.