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ERIC Number: EJ1166168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Traveling with Science
Fast, Danene; Wild, Tiffany
Science and Children, v55 n5 p54-59 Jan 2018
For early elementary students with vision loss, these seemingly simple questions can pose great difficulty, especially when conceptual development is being established. Because students with vision loss are unable to observe non-verbal cues within environmental settings, supplemental learning techniques must be utilized for learning. In science, connecting real-world experiences with "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") is one way of helping students with vision loss understand, apply, and retain skills being taught in a classroom setting. This article explores how science teachers and orientation and mobility instructors can work together to provide access to science content for students with visual impairments while incorporating the orientation and mobility curriculum. Specifically, ideas for providing lessons in forces and motion to kindergarten students through coteaching and co-planning are provided to enable all students' access to the science curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A