12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education

12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
12 Science Experiments to use in Special Education
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These 12 different experiments allow students with autism and special learning needs to conduct real experiments with as much independence as possible while still following the scientific method. They are structured to allow students to make the necessary connections to the content while working through the 6 steps of the Scientific Method.

✩✩✩ PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE THE SAME EXPERIMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SCIENCE UNITS LISTED BELOW. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE THE UNITS TO BE ABLE TO DO THE EXPERIMENTS.

✩✩✩ I pulled these experiments out of my most popular science units so teachers would be able to still have access to them without having to purchase the entire unit. They work perfectly alone, without the unit.

✩✩✩ If you would like to learn more about how to use these experiments (and download a FREE sample, check out my blog post on Using the Scientific Method in Special Education by clicking HERE.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.

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Includes the following experiments:

  • From Light Unit
    • Refraction with Water
    • Opaque, Translucent, Transparent

  • From Effects of Heat Unit:
    • Heating up Glowsticks
    • Expanding a liquid

  • From Potential and Kinetic Energy Unit:
    • Incline Roll
    • Transferring Energy

  • From Forces Unit:
    • Plastic Bottle Bowling
    • Incline Ramp

  • From Physical and Chemical Changes Unit:
    • Change in Temperature
    • Creating a Gas

  • From Scientific Method Unit:
    • Turning a Penny Green
    • Balloons in the Freezer

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Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. Remember, you will gain credit toward future purchase on tpt as you leave more and more feedback!!

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

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