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4. Ask a lab partner to provide assistance.

Working closely with a lab partner can provide access to a lab activity for some students with disabilities. In this case the lab partner could manipulate the equipment and materials and carry out the measurement process, while the student recorded a data or observations with a computer, or gave the lab instructions. It would be important to assure that the student with a disability has an active and essential role in any "hands on" lab activity.

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