Blind students learn to think like scientists with revolutionary traveling toolboxes

Education for the blind has lagged because science classrooms predominantly rely on visually-based materials. However, innovative new toolboxes on evolutionary biology, set to be released next year, may revolutionize science education for more than 60,000 blind K-12 students, allowing them to collect data through their fingertips and incorporate their findings into a scientific framework. “This work is important because it helps teach students to think like scientists, aiming to instill in these students enthusiasm for lifelong learning,” explains Dr. Colleen Farmer of the University of Utah, the leader of the project. —> Read More Here


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