Teaching Through Trade Books: 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 month's column, students investigate mystery objects (Mexican jumping bean seed pods) using a multicultural storybook and the 5E instructional model. A suggested lesson is included.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2006Stock # sc06_043_04_14Volume 043Issue 04

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