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Professional Studies Library: Manipulatives

Located in building 86, room 105

What are manipulatives?

Manipulatives are hands on materials such as games, kits, models, and specimens that enhance classroom learning. At PSL, you can borrow manipulatives to support many lesson plans and learning objectives for PreK-12 and Special Education.

Below you will find information on just a few of our favorite manipulatives at PSL.


Science Manipulatives

Encourage scientific inquiry with our collection of "probeware," funded by the UWF ITEP project. Visit, for more information.


Spotlight on Manipulatives

Spotlight on Manipulatives!

Each month we will recommend manipulative materials from different educational areas. Come by the PSL to borrow these and other great hands-on educational materials. Many of our manipulatives come with teacher guides, but check out the resources for creative ways to use our spotlighted items. 

Special Education


Social Studies