Science & Technology

A student holds a DNA model while a teacher stands next to her
March 28, 2017
Students incorporate popcorn, saltwater snails, grape soda and homemade rockets into their science experiments.
Six boys in old-fashioned clothes stand around a wooden table, conducting a science experiment
March 1, 2017
Perkins students have always used hands-on methods to study science, from botany to astronomy.
Three people talking using sign language
September 2, 2016
Optimus Ride partners with Perkins to test self-driving technology that will revolutionize transportation for people who are blind.
A child reaches both hands out to touch a corn snake
June 16, 2016
Perkins preschoolers make friends with animals that slither, jump and crawl during an educational visit from a traveling animal presenter.
A hand lifts the roof off a 3-D printed model of a house.
May 23, 2016
New 3-D printing technology is putting science, art and literacy lessons into the hands of Perkins students.
A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop
April 12, 2016
Innovative mobile app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations, making public transportation more accessible.
Students standing next to an inflatable whale
April 8, 2016
Nile, an inflatable humpback whale the size of a school bus, gives Perkins students an opportunity to explore whales, inside and out.
Two children use an iPad
April 7, 2016
Paths to Technology website from Perkins eLearning will help teachers, parents and students understand and use the best new technology.
A girl holds white bumpy sphere the size of a plum in the palm of her hand
November 3, 2015
3-D printing puts lessons in science, art and literacy into the hands of students at Perkins School for the Blind.
A student and teacher do an activity on a computer screen.
September 25, 2015
A breakthrough technology is helping non-verbal Perkins students use their limited vision to communicate.

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