ERIC Number: ED344755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
The SAVI/SELPH Program is the combined output of two projects funded by the United States Office of Education: Science Activities for the Visually Impaired (SAVI) and Science Enrichment for Learners with Physical Handicaps (SELPH). SAVI/SELPH is an interdisciplinary multisensory science enrichment program that has been used effectively with blind and visually impaired students, orthopedically handicapped students, learning disabled students, developmentally disabled students, emotionally handicapped students, hearing impaired students, and non-disabled students. The SAVI/SELPH program is composed of three major components: (1) printed activity instructions and other information materials for the teacher; (2) student equipment kits; and (3) an educational philosophy for incorporating science into the curriculum of disabled students. The printed activity instructions are included in this document. The SAVI/SELPH program includes nine modules. Each module encompasses a separate content area, and contains four or more activity write-ups. The modules include: (1) measurement; (2) structures of life; (3) scientific reasoning; (4) communication; (5) magnetism and electricity; (6) mixtures and solutions; (7) environments; (8) kitchen interactions; and (9) environmental energy. Each module contains an overview, activity description, science concepts, process skills, application skills, language development, related learning, purpose, materials, and pre-activity warm-ups for the teacher. Each activity includes an overview, background information, purpose, procedure, and follow-up. (KR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Biology, Chemistry, Electricity, Energy, Environmental Education, Hearing Impairments, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Magnets, Measurement, Physical Disabilities, Science Activities, Science Education, Visual Impairments
Center for Multisensory Learning, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
Identifiers: SAVI SELPH Program