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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sense of Science Series: Plants and Animals

Sense of Science is a unique series designed to make the world of science accessible, understandable, and enjoyable. All learners can benefit from this hands-on, multi-sensory approach, although Sense of Science is recommended for early elementary age students. The main component in each Sense of Science kit is a set of colorful, raised-line overlays designed to be used with a light box, or as stand-alone items. An accompanying guidebook suggests activities using the overlays and supplemental teacher-provided materials to enhance and extend the learning experience. Two modules are currently available, Sense of Science: Plants and Sense of Science: Animals. Additional modules are planned for the future.

Sense of Science: Plants

Sense of Science Plants Kit

Sense of Science: Plants is the first module of a planned science series for visually impaired students in grades K-3, and for other students who may benefit

from a multisensory approach to learning. Recommended ages: 5 to 10 years. Includes: -- A large print guidebook (braille edition available separately) with activities to teach basic plant concepts. Activities use real objects and the included colorful, raised-line overlays.

Overlays include bean seed cross-section, flower, leaf, tree, etc. Use with either the APH Light Box or Mini-Lite Box, or stand alone.

Two accompanying trays designed to fit under a light box ledge and provide a secure working area for the overlays.

Sense of Science: Plants (complete kit):
Catalog Number: 1-08980-00

Large Print Guidebook only:
Catalog Number: 7-08980-00

Optional Braille Guidebook only:
Catalog Number: 5-08980-00

Related Products
Mini-Lite Box:
Catalog Number: 1-08661-00
Click this link to purchase Sense of Science: Plants.

Sense of Science: Animals

Sense of Science Animals Kit

Sense of Science: Animals is the second module in this tactile/visual "hands-on" series. Activities incorporate a learning objective, a list of vocabulary and needed materials, an initial inquiry, a step-by-step procedure, an extended activity, a visual adaptation, math and language connections, and a "science tidbit." Activities are also provided using the accompanying overlays. Recommended ages: 5 to 10 years. Includes:

  • A large print guidebook (braille edition available separately) with easy-to-follow activities, a glossary, list of resources, and bibliography of related children's books.
  • A variety of visual and tactile overlays, such as ant, bird, fish, life cycle of a frog, etc. that can be used alone or with the APH Light Box or Mini-Lite Box.
  • Two trays designed to slip snugly under a light box ledge and provide a secure working area for using the overlays.
Sense of Science: Animals (complete kit):
Catalog Number: 1-08990-00

Large Print Guidebook only:
Catalog Number: 7-08990-00

Optional Braille Guidebook only:
Catalog Number: 5-08990-00
Click this link to purchase Sense of Science: Animals.

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