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ANSWERS

INQUIRING ABOUT DOTS

  1. Paper, ballpoint pen. Ability to raise dots and letters.
  2. Accept all reasonable replies.
  3. Yes- larger letters will be easier to "read."
  4. No - the raised letters offer a visual clue to their identity. Therefore, the subjects must look away while they are touching these characters.

Students MUST use a stack of paper when pressing down to produce dot imprints. Without the stack, both the table surface and pen may easily be damaged. Also, remind students not to press down too hard with the pen. Excessive force can damage the ball of the pen tip. To prevent cracked pens, use pens that have a flexible plastic shell.
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CURRICULUM LINKS
 Math:
 Patterns, Geometric Progression
 Biology/Life Science:
 tissues, organs and systems
 neural circuitry
 Humanities:
 Language arts
 Psychology:
 Sensory perception, memory, adaptation 
 
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS

 Science As Inquiry/History And Nature Of Science 
 5-8, 9-12:
 Science as a Human Endeavor
 9-12:
 Nature of Science
 Science As Inquiry/Life Science
 5-8:
 Structure and Function in Living Systems;
 Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms.
 9-12:
 Behavior of organisms.

 

 

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