Accessible Science Releases 9 New Activities
Perkins teachers take the known scientific method and adapt activities (or experiments) for students to experience them without seeing them. Most recently, Accessible Science released nine new technology/engineering activities for students, from Identifying and Using Tools to Design a Boat, adapted by Perkins science teacher Kate Fraser and Yoo Jin Chung. You can check out the new Technology/Engineering activities by clicking here.
The Science Fair is for Everyone
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Helping Students who Are Visually Impaired "See" Science
Check out this article from NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Reports featuring Perkins Science Teacher Kate Fraser. Fraser explains how science helps her students learn about their world. Even students with profound visual disabilities, she says, can experience the challenges and excitement of scientific discovery. Learn how Perkins is connecting students with scientists who are visually impaired and helping them to see what is possible for the future. Read the full story.
Tactile Book Helps Visually Impaired "Touch the Sky"
Noreen Grice is a co-author of the book, "Touch the Invisible Sky," featuring photos taken by NASA telescopes alongside textures like raised lines and dots. Grice, an author of five braille books on astronomy, has visited Perkins to work with science teachers on making astronomy curriculum accessible.
Downloadable Activity Sheets for Your Classroom
In our redesigned Activities section, you will find adapted experiments covering several subject areas. You can view the activity details online or "click and print" our activity sheets to bring with you to the classroom!