Math and Science

Find ideas for creating accessible math and science activities designed for children with special needs of all abilities.

A box solar oven.

Math and Science

How To Make a Solar Oven: Step By Step

Building a solar oven is a great way to teach your child about heat, insulation, and the scientific method.

CosmoBally

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Sonokids Apps Introduce Space, STEM, and Sonification to Kids Who Are Blind

These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.

a girl with a robot she made

Math and Science

20 Best Science Projects for Kids of all Abilities

All kids no matter their abilities or disabilities are curious and natural science learners!

Collection of math toys

Math and Science, Toys

The Best Accessible Toys for Teaching Basic Math Concepts to Kids who are Visually Impaired

Our favorite accessible math and number toys for teaching numbers, counting and one-to-one correspondence to blind and visually impaired children!

tactile caliper measuring a AA battery

Math and Science

Tactile Caliper Provides Braille Output for Blind Users

The Tactile Caliper puts measuring to the 1/16" in the hands of blind users with braille output!

Cubetto

Math and Science

Cubetto: Accessible Computer Programming Toy

Cubetto is a fully accessible programming toy specifically designed for pre-literate children, ages three and older, that teaches the basics of computer programming and STEM skills.

rock activities

Math and Science

7 Accessible Science Rock Activities

Even though rocks are everywhere, if you're blind and never stop to pick up a rock, you might miss them! And you could be missing out on so much that...

3D Printer

Math and Science

3D Printing for Visual Impairments

How can 3D printing enhance the life of a visually impaired child? From toys to tactile graphics to braille puzzles... the possibilities are endless!

Math and Science

The World of 3D Printing

3D printers extrude plastic filament or other material to actually create an object from a digital file. How can this technology help people who are blind?

Rainbow activities for blind kids

Math and Science, Sensory Activities, Tactile Art

Rainbow Activities for Blind Children

How do you explain a rainbow to a child that has never seen one, let alone never seen colors? It may seem complicated to talk about colors with your blind...

Diagram Center logo

Math and Science

Diagram Center from Benetech

The Diagram Center is a great online resource with multiple tools and information for creating accessible images and graphics for children with visual impairments.

Madilyn finding light switch

Light Play, Math and Science

Accessible STEM: An Introduction to Light for Blind Children

Introduce the scientific basics of light to your child through hands-on activities like exploring your home and other familiar places, along with tactile worksheets.

Ivan and dad at the lake

Math and Science

7 Science & Nature Activities for Young Children who are Blind

Touching leaves, twigs, rocks and trees is a great way to introduce the world to your blind child. Here are 7 simple ideas to get you thinking about science and...

Front cover of iBook Reach for the Stars

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Reach for the Stars: Free iBook for Visually Impaired Students

This free iBook, available on iTunes, is compatible with braille refreshable displays and VoiceOver on iPads, and is accessible to anyone with a visual or print impairment.

Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives

Math and Science

Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired

A special education teacher has created a math manipulative that helps students who are blind or visually impaired to more easily learn abstract math concepts.

Ivan siling with his sink or float experiment

Math and Science

Simple Science Experiments: Sink or Float?

Will it sink or will it float? This is a simple science experiment that is completely accessible for children who are blind or visually impaired. And it's fun too!

Ivan watering the plants

Math and Science

Plants Get Thirsty Too! How watering plants can teach new skills

What can your child who is blind learn through watering plants? Lots! Watering can be an opportunity to count leaves, talk about the plants, squeeze water bottles, fill bottles and...

3D printer creating an image

Assistive Technology, Math and Science

3D Printed Pictures of Space

Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore are working on a project creating 3D images of photos taken by the Hubble Telescope for people who are visually impaired.

Feeling water in a bowl

Math and Science

Learning About Hot and Cold

In this experiment we learn about HOT and COLD! This is a great way to encourage your child to touch, think and explore. It's also a wonderful activity to encourage...

2 children working on a science experiment

Math and Science

Independence Science for Visually Impaired Students

Independence Science strives to create science classrooms that exhibit the full integration of students with disabilities. They provide matrerials, resources and advice that may not be available through a local...

blind girl touches a tiger paw

Math and Science

Have You Ever Wanted to Touch a Tiger?

The Oregon Zoo has an amazing program that allows blind students to visit the veterinary clinic and interact with large (and often dangerous) animals while anesthetized.

moon

Math and Science

Reach for the Stars! Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students is a week long camp that takes place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, coordinated by teachers for the...

Just one!

Math and Science

“Just One!” The Beginnings of One-to-One Correspondence

Many people think of learning to count as the basic, beginning math skill to teach to children. Even before a child can learn to count, she must master the pre-math...

close up of a colorful abacus

Math and Science

Fun & Accessible Math & Number Activities!

Did you know that math can be fun and that preschool math activities can be made accessible? Here is a list of five fun activities that will teach your child...