Lucas and His Loco Beans

Author: Ramona Moreno Winner
Publisher: Brainstorm 3000
ISBN: 0965117413
Release Date: 2001-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lucas's grandfather takes him to a spot near his ranch where the seeds grow that are known as Mexican jumping beans, in a story that also includes information on the beans and on the moth larva that cause them to jump.

Lucas and His Loco Beans

Author: Ramona Moreno Winner
Publisher: Brainstorm 3000
ISBN: 0965117413
Release Date: 2001-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lucas's grandfather takes him to a spot near his ranch where the seeds grow that are known as Mexican jumping beans, in a story that also includes information on the beans and on the moth larva that cause them to jump.

More Picture perfect Science Lessons

Author: Karen Rohrich Ansberry
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781933531120
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Using a common format for teaching inquiry-based science, offers fifteen lessons for students in grades K-4 that use picture books to increase understanding of scientific subjects.


Author: Abby Johnston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781493166862
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In a small Mexican village deep down in the Southwest corner of Mexico, there was the finest jumping bean community in all the land. Farmer Blue had the most lush, fertile farm in the area. He was very proud of the fact that the famous jumping bean community lived on his farm. He created a special area called the Oasis where they were safe from harm and could flourish to their heart's content. Some people marveled at his jumping beans, others mocked him. "These are famous jumping beans", Farmer Blue would say. "They are circus jumpers and always have a home hereThe Oasis was the center of the village. All community gatherings happen here. All the beans came together here before they make their own way each day. In the center of the Oasis was a beautiful turquoise waterfall with a lagoon and a river that flows through the farmland. Farmer Blue maintained the oasis for the beans for 60 years, so they could live there peacefully.

Teaching Science Through Trade Books

Author: Christine Anne Royce
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936959136
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

What was your favourite book as a child? In more than 10 years of facilitating workshops, we have never heard anyone reply, My fourth-grade science textbook. Clearly, textbooks have an important place in the science classroom, but using trade books to supplement a textbook can greatly enrich students experience. from Teaching Science Through Trade Books If you like the popular Teaching Science Through Trade Books columns in NSTA s journal Science and Children, or if you’ve become enamoured of the award-winning Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series, you ll love this new collection. It s based on the same time-saving concept: By using children s books to pique students interest, you can combine science teaching with reading instruction in an engaging and effective way. In this volume, column authors Christine Royce, Karen Ansberry, and Emily Morgan selected 50 of their favorites, updated the lessons, and added student activity pages, making it easier than ever to teach fundamental science concepts through high-quality fiction and nonfiction children s books. Just as with the original columns, each lesson highlights two trade books and offers two targeted activities, one for K 3 and one for grades 4 6. All activities are Standards-based and inquiry-oriented. From Measuring Penny and How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? to I Took a Walk and Secret Place, the featured books will help your students put science in a whole new context. Teaching Science Through Trade Books offers an ideal way to combine well-structured, ready-to-teach lessons with strong curricular connections and books your students just may remember, always.

Thinking Outside the Bean

Author: Brenda McGee
ISBN: 0976756323
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Activity programs in education

This book contains 100 activities to do with Mexican jumping beans. Activities include experiments, poetry, art, music, and more! All activities are based on the universal concepts of wonders, patterns, changes, relationships, systems, and structures.


Author: E.L. Abel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489921895
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Social Science

Of all the plants men have ever grown, none has been praised and denounced as often as marihuana (Cannabis sativa). Throughout the ages, marihuana has been extolled as one of man's greatest benefactors and cursed as one of his greatest scourges. Marihuana is undoubtedly a herb that has been many things to many people. Armies and navies have used it to make war, men and women to make love. Hunters and fishermen have snared the most ferocious creatures, from the tiger to the shark, in its herculean weave. Fashion designers have dressed the most elegant women in its supple knit. Hangmen have snapped the necks of thieves and murderers with its fiber. Obstetricians have eased the pain of childbirth with its leaves. Farmers have crushed its seeds and used the oil within to light their lamps. Mourners have thrown its seeds into blazing fires and have had their sorrow transformed into blissful ecstasy by the fumes that filled the air. Marihuana has been known by many names: hemp, hashish, dagga, bhang, loco weed, grass-the list is endless. Formally christened Cannabis sativa in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus, marihuana is one of nature's hardiest specimens. It needs little care to thrive. One need not talk to it, sing to it, or play soothing tranquil Brahms lullabies to coax it to grow. It is as vigorous as a weed. It is ubiquitous. It fluorishes under nearly every possible climatic condition.

El bol de madera

Author: Ramona Moreno Winner
Publisher: Brainstorm Three Thousand
ISBN: 096511743X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Diego's parents become weary of caring for their elderly father, Diego helps them realize that it is important to display kind behavior toward him regardless of the stress that they are under, so that Diego will learn to respect his parents by example.

Oaxaca Al Gusto

Author: Diana Kennedy
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292722668
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Cooking

Translation of: Oaxaca al gusto, el mundo infinito de su gastronomia.

Picture Perfect Science Lessons

Author: Karen Ansberry
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936137725
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

In this newly revised and expanded 2nd edition of Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, classroom veterans Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, who also coach teachers through nationwide workshops, offer time-crunched elementary educators comprehensive background notes to each chapter, new reading strategies, and show how to combine science and reading in a natural way with classroom-tested lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Author: Deborah Heiligman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062044365
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

After a caterpillar comes to school in a jar, the children are captivated as it eats, grows, and eventually becomes a beautiful Painted Lady butterfly. This title features colorful illustrations from veteran illustrator Bari Weissman and lively text from National Book Award finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor winner Deborah Heiligman. Now rebranded with a new cover look, this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book includes web research prompts and an activity encouraging kids to identify the different types of butterflies all around them. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Louis Sorkin, Senior Scientific Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History. This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Super Natural Every Day

Author: Heidi Swanson
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 9781742702056
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Cooking (Natural foods)

"The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Heidi Swanson's James Beard-nominated Super Natural Cooking features 100 vegetarian recipes for nutritious, gratifying, weekday-friendly dishes from the popular blogger behind 101 Cookbooks. In Super Natural Cooking, Heidi taught us how to navigate a healthier, less-processed world of cooking by restocking our pantries and getting acquainted with organic, nutrient-rich whole foods. Now, in Super Natural Every Day, Heidi presents a sumptuous collection of seductively flavored dishes that are simple enough to prepare for breakfast on the fly, a hearty brown bag lunch, or a weeknight dinner with friends. Nearly 100 vegetarian recipes, including Pomegranate-Glazed Eggplant, Black Sesame Otsu, Mostly Not Potato Salad, Chickpea Saffron Stew, Salted Buttermilk Cake, and a new version of the ever-popular Pan-Fried Beans and Greens, are presented in Heidi's signature nonpreachy style. Gorgeously photographed, this stylish cookbook reveals the beauty of uncomplicated food prepared well and reflects a realistic yet gourmet approach to a healthy and sophisticated urban lifestyle"--