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Hands-on science for the active learning classroom

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Published by SkyLight Training and Pub. in Arlington Heights, IL .
Written in English



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  • Science -- Study and teaching -- United States.,
  • Activity programs in education -- United States.,
  • Active learning -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesHands-on science
StatementPhil Parratore.
SeriesShoe box curriculum, Shoebox curriculum.
LC ClassificationsLB1585.3 .P35 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL705287M
ISBN 101575170795
LC Control Number97062544

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