Special Education Students Channeled Their Inner Scientists with Healthy Nutrition-Themed Experiments

SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS CHANNELED THEIR INNER SCIENTISTS WITH HEALTHY NUTRITION-THEMED EXPERIMENTS AT NEW YORK INSTITUTE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION’S ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR

[Bronx, NY – April 6] – More than 200 pre-school to high school students with visual impairments, emotional challenges and developmental delays flexed their scientific muscles to proudly showcase “Healthy Nutrition” themed science experiments at the New York Institute for Special Education’s 15th annual science fair yesterday in the school’s gymnasium.

Experiments tested hypotheses using everything from spinach and sugar to gummy bears and Diet Coke with titles just as diverse, including: The Effect of Soda on Teeth, Gummy Bear Osmosis, French Fries Digestion, Skeletal Health and How Much Sugar Is In That?

Sugar New York Institute for Special Education Executive Director Bernadette Kappen (far right) and students learn about sugar consumption from one of the “Healthy Nutrition” themed experiments on display at the school’s 15th annual science fair on April 5. More than 200 pre-school to high school students with visual impairments, emotional challenges and developmental delays participated in the event. (Credit: James Rivera)

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New York Institute for Special Education Executive Director Bernadette Kappen (far right) and students learn about sugar consumption from one of the “Healthy Nutrition” themed experiments on display at the school’s 15th annual science fair on April 5. More than 200 pre-school to high school students with visual impairments, emotional challenges and developmental delays participated in the event. (Credit: James Rivera)

The New York Institute for Special Education, founded in 1831 as The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind, is one of the oldest and most respected schools in the nation that provides specialized services for children with disabilities. Located in the Bronx since 1924, NYISE provides quality programs for more than 300 students from New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester County and upstate New York, including more than 120 children from the Bronx, ages 3 to 5, who attend its preschool.

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