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Adapting Temperature Worksheet

Tips to adapt a science worksheet on temperature for students with visual impairments

This strategy is part of a series on Adapting Worksheets. Please see the introductory post for an overview of adapting worksheets for students who are blind or visually impaired.

Thought Process in Adapting the Worksheet

Whilst the learning objective is not stated on this worksheet, you can assume that it will be to understand how to read a thermometer and understand the concept of minus temperatures. This worksheet could be confusing to a child with visual impairment. The table and diagram on the second page are unnecessary as they are pictured on the first page. The second table contains different numbers but the same task can be completed using the first table to avoid confusion and clutter. I have put the table onto one sheet and produced a separate worksheet with questions for the childs to answer. I have produced a diagram of the thermometer, childs can complete this task by placing  temperature markers in the correct place. These markers can be made using braille for non sighted learners and placed onto the same diagram that has been raised by passing it through the Zychem machine.

Adapting the Worksheet

The original worksheet is on the left and the first page of the adapted worksheet is on the right. 

Original temperature worksheet         Adapted temperature worksheet

An adapted temperature table is on the left, an adapted thermometer diagram is on the right, and a list of temperatures is between them. 

adapted temperature table          adapted temperatures        adapted temperature diagram

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