ERIC Number: ED247143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Unit Box--An Up Date Approach for the 1980's.
Barrow, Lloyd H.
The unit box concept is an inquiry-oriented unit of instruction which helps preservice students develop teachable science units based on commercially available teaching guides. The unit box (which utilizes appropriate concrete materials to encourage hands-on learning for elementary students) contains everything needed to teach a specific unit, including the hardware, supportive software, media, and manipulative materials. There are 16 components of a unit box. They include: one or more manipulative-oriented teaching guide(s); manipulative materials; behavioral objectives; letter to parent(s)/guardian(s) to introduce the unit; set(s) of record sheets used during the unit; optional commercial audiovisual aids and related materials; optional overhead transparencies; trade books at the appropriate level; background information for the teacher; sources of potential human and/or material resources; optional vocabulary cards/games; evaluation procedures; bulletin board plans; task cards for poor readers; instructional materials; and a large sturdy box to contain the previous items. Information on each of the unit box components and on the preparation of the boxes by preservice elementary teachers is provided. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Unit Boxes
Note: Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association Convention (Chicago, IL, April 5, 1982).