Get kids excited about hands-on science by safely conducting simple experiments using ordinary household materials such as straws, plastic bottles, magnets, clay, sand and paperclips. Make balloon rockets, acid rain, a solar finger heater, Ziploc ice cream, Diet Coke Geysers, and more. Each experiment has been successfully imploded, we mean explored, with blind scientists.
Don't wait for chemistry or biology class to explore the sciences - get some experience under your belt while you're still young!
Winner of the 2015 International Board on Books for Young People's (IBBY) award for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities.
- Print and braille shared reading book; includes large print and tactile images.
- Contracted Unified English Braille (Grade 2); may include American English spellings.
- Ages: seven to 11 (Key Stage 2).
- No prior experience is required.
- Authors: Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and Marilyn Winograd.
About the authors
During her 14 years at Hopewell Valley High School, Dr. Rankel successfully integrated a blind student in all aspects of Honors and Advanced Placement Chemistry - including laboratory work. She is presently on the ILAB (Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind) team from Penn State University, funded by the National Science Foundation, to research ways to modify equipment to ensure full inclusion of blind chemistry students.
Marilyn Winograd is a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI). As a TVI, Marilyn became involved in collaborating with classroom teachers to fully integrate blind students in all aspects of their academic programs, including hands-on laboratory science.
Both authors have extensive experience working with visually impaired learners. Their goal is to provide blind students with the tools and techniques necessary to independently explore the sciences.
Table of contents
- Hello Scientist!
- How to Contain the Mess
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Ziploc Bags
- Surprising Corn Mush
- A Bag of Gas
- Dirt and Sand Get Thirsty
- Will the Orange Float or Sink?
- Moving Heavy Stones with Wheels
- Moving Water with a Straw
- Making Acid Rain
- When a Root Grows a Vegetable
- How Do Glaciers Change the Earth?
- Ice Cube Pickup
- Foaming at the Mouth
- Tricks with Static Electricity
- Sticking and Repelling Balloons
- Sounds Travels Through a Yardstick
- Which Mountain Lasts the Longest?
- The Leaky Bottle
- Evaporation and Disappearing Water
- Classic Play Dough Volcano
- A Bottle That Burps
- Collapsing Bottle
- Ziploc Ice Cream
- Rocket Balloon
- Making a Paper Bridge
- Solar Finger Heater
- Diet Coke Geyser
- Xylophone Made with Glasses
- A Scary Moving Hand
- How to Make a Sinking Egg Float
- Making Butter and Dancing
- Floating Soda Cans
- Good Ol' Tin Can Telephones
- Making Plants Sweat
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