Crazy for Loco Beans

by: Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan

Do you remember your amazement the first time you watched a Mexican jumping bean hop around in the palm of your hand? Investigating "jumping beans" is a unique way to get your students engaged in scientific inquiry. In this chapter, students investigate mystery objects (Mexican jumping bean seed pods) using a multicultural storybook and the 5E instructional model.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Lesson Plans Life Science Literacy Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 8/15/2012Stock # PB315X_27

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