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Read With Your Fingers


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    American Museum of Natural History

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Read With Your Fingers

In this activity, learners work in partners to create and exchange messages written in Braille. Learners use a Braille key and thumbtacks to write their messages in Braille. This activity will demonstrate to learners how kids who are blind read. It also demonstrates that human brains are "plastic" and can be re-trained to read by touch.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

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Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
      • Vision
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Ology

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Museum of Natural History,

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