ERIC Number: EJ1036391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Summer Enrichment Programs to Foster Interest in STEM Education for Students with Blindness or Low Vision
Supalo, Cary A.; Hill, April A.; Larrick, Carleigh G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n8 p1257-1260 2014
Hands-on science enrichment experiences can be limited for students with blindness or low vision (BLV). This manuscript describes recent hands-on summer enrichment programs held for BLV students. Also presented are innovative technologies that were developed to provide spoken quantitative feedback for BLV students engaged in hands-on science learning activities. Some low-tech polymer synthesis activities that were designed to be very tactile and hands-on in scope are also discussed. These activities were presented in several recent workshops and can be reproduced and implemented as part of a chemistry course in high school or used as hands-on demonstrations for all learners.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, College Science, College Students, Hands on Science, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Summer Programs, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Auditory Stimuli, Assistive Technology, Tactual Perception, Workshops, Thermodynamics, Science Laboratories, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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