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dc.contributor.authorStender, Anthony S.
Newell, Ryan
Villarreal, Eduardo
Swearer, Dayne F.
Bianco, Elisabeth
Ringe, Emilie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-06T16:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-06T16:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Stender, Anthony S., Newell, Ryan, Villarreal, Eduardo, et al.. "Communicating Science Concepts to Individuals with Visual Impairments Using Short Learning Modules." Journal of Chemical Education, 93, no. 12 (2016) American Chemical Society: 2052-2057. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00461.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/93845
dc.description.abstract Of the 6.7 million individuals in the United States who are visually impaired, 63% are unemployed, and 59% have not attained an education beyond a high school diploma. Providing a basic science education to children and adults with visual disabilities can be challenging because most scientific learning relies on visual demonstrations. Creating resources to help teachers and service organizations better communicate science is thus critical both to the education of sighted students as well as to the continuing education of individuals with blindness or low vision (BLV). Here, 4 new scientific learning activities that last 5–15 min each are described. These simple exercises are designed to educate the general public, including both those who are sighted and those with BLV. The modules use tactile and auditory approaches to convey basic concepts including the metric system, material strength and deformation, transparency, and the electromagnetic spectrum. These modules were tested on 20 adults with BLV during a science outreach event. Answers to learning assessment questions indicate that the modules conveyed information about the scientific concepts presented and increased an interest in science for most participants.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Chemical Society
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by the American Chemical Society.
dc.title Communicating Science Concepts to Individuals with Visual Impairments Using Short Learning Modules
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Journal of Chemical Education
dc.subject.keywordgeneral public
high school/introductory chemistry
public understanding/outreach
laboratory instruction
hands-on learning/manipulatives
materials science
laboratory equipment/apparatus
solids
dc.citation.volumeNumber 93
dc.citation.issueNumber 12
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00461
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 2052
dc.citation.lastpage 2057


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