Plant cell

Life Science Lessons

Hands-on lesson ideas in the areas of biology, botany, zoology, and physiology

On this page you’ll find a listing of hands-on lessons that have been adapted or modified for students who are blind or visually impaired in the area of Life Sciences, which is the study of living organisms, including biology, botany, zoology, and physiology. Student projects have also been included.

Blood Flow Through the Heart

Blood Clotting: A model of platelets and fibrin

Classification of Organisms: Interactive Model

Chromosome Models — Karyotyping

Dissection of a Flower

Dolphin Talk: How Do Dolphins Communicate with One Another?

Eye Model Lesson

Exploring the Structure and Function of a White Cane

Human Body Regulation

Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

Mitosis: Student-built model

Modeling Chromosomal Mutation

Modeling Clogged Arteries

Modeling Endocytosis and Exocytosis

Modeling a Plant Cell

Observing Osmosis

Punnett Squares

Sense Organs: An Introduction

Tactile Model of Mendelian Trait in Pea Plants

Which Fingerprint is Most Common?

Will Tom’s Plant Perish?

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Outline of a tree with roots, trunk, branches and leaves.

Our Very Own Tree: Tactile Graphics and Slide Presentations

Human eye
Lesson plan

Sense Organs: An Introduction

Two girls examining hands-on science materials

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