Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 15:03:25 -0400

Author: Ed Sabol

Subject: Re: Blind student and experiments


How about a wagon and or a small cart for the student to sit in for constant
velocity, positive, and negative acceleration. The mass could be changed for
some dynamics illustrations.

Ed Sabol Hun School
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adolf Cortel"
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 2:02 PM
Subject: Blind student and experiments

> This year, for the first time, I have a blind student in the clasroom
> and in the lab. I don't know how can I help him to share the "feeling"
> of physics experiments. In some of the experiments of the first day
> (big Euler disk, nitinol wire, electric book..) I let him touch the
> materials: the noise, the change in shape o the zapping made him
> actually involved in these experiments. But I cannot imagine how to
> present him the conventional experiments on kinematics or dynamics, or
> even the use of graphs. If anybody has experienced a similar situation
> his suggestions (or reference to sources of information) will be
> welcome.
> Best regards,
> Adolf Cortel
> IES Pompeu Fabra
> Felix Duran 3
> 08760 Martorell
> Barcelona SPAIN.