ERIC Number: EJ1031098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
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Nobody Can See Atoms: Science Camps Highlighting Approaches for Making Chemistry Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students
Wedler, Henry B.; Boyes, Lee; Davis, Rebecca L.; Flynn, Dan; Franz, Annaliese; Hamann, Christian S.; Harrison, Jason G.; Lodewyk, Michael W.; Milinkevich, Kristin A.; Shaw, Jared T.; Tantillo, Dean J.; Wang, Selina C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n2 p188-194 Feb 2014
Curricula for three chemistry camp experiences for blind and visually impaired (BVI) individuals that incorporated single- and multiday activities and experiments accessible to BVI students are described. Feedback on the camps from students, mentors, and instructors indicates that these events allowed BVI students, who in many cases have been discouraged from doing science, to understand that chemistry can be made accessible and that they can think about chemistry on a level comparable to their sighted peers.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Learning Activities, Science Experiments, Chemistry, Access to Education, Equal Education, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Hands on Science, Manipulative Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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