Use Experience Boxes To Build Background Knowledge
Experience Boxes Experience boxes are hands-on learning centers that students can explore to build background knowledge about specific topics they are learning about. These are snapshots of experience boxes from my office/classroom. Each box contains items that go with a particular topic or theme. The kids enjoy these boxes because it really hands-on.
This box has artifacts that relate to the 1800s. Students complete activity task cards and look at the items inside of the box.
This box is about rocks and minerals. Students examine rocks and minerals as well as complete task card activities relating to the items in the box.