Science is often a challenge for children who are blind because of the difficulty of bringing many of the concepts to the finger tips. Creative adaptation is required to present a rich, meaningful, and truly accessible program.
Science is enhanced by tactile illustrations, three dimensional models, creative hands-on experiments and experiences, field trips, and presentations by people of special expertise.
Elements of the science curriculum are often integrated into the overall program. For example, a social studies unit about Columbus’ voyage to the New World is an opportunity to explore weather systems and learn how wind propels a sailing ship.
The study of the human body is enhanced by a torso with removable organs, models of an ear, brain, heart, eye, and a four-foot skeleton.