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ERIC Number: EJ778973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Science Prop Boxes
Hommerding, Molly
Science and Children, v45 n3 p42-45 Nov 2007
A prop box is a teacher-created resource full of age-appropriate and meaningful activities focused on a central theme. Prop boxes work much like learning centers in an elementary classroom with the important addition of providing opportunities for socio-dramatic play. Prop box play engages students in self-chosen activities that promote critical thinking and learning. The prop box activities described here were developed around the central theme of weather because the concept is expansive enough to include many activities and concepts. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A