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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry

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Every great scientist knows that the process of inquiry is a very important skill. Provide your learners with visual impairments with an opportunity to explore objects scientifically. They examine several pieces of fruit and generate questions; they then investigate the fruit by measuring it and cutting it open to reveal its contents. Note: The skills used in this lesson are very important for unsighted children to learn. They can drive how they explore and understand the world around them. 

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Pros
  • Methodical and thoughtful inquiry is a skill that learners with visual impairments can use in everyday life and when learning science
Cons
  • Since knives are used, it may be a good idea to have the class practice using them prior to beginning the lesson