Reflection: Unit Planning Planting and Planning - Section 4: Closing: Harvest


When used properly as an educational tool, videos can enhance instruction by providing context and  presenting information in a way student's can easily relate to.  Magic School Bus videos are incredibly engaging 20-25 minute episode-style videos with a classroom of students who find scientific solutions to problems.    

In The Magic School Bus Gets Planted, the students are working on a Jack and the Beanstalk play with one problem-- there's no beanstalk!  The friends must figure out how plants grow and the parts interrelate before the play begins!

This is a great video for this unit, as we are addressing the same content in this unit and also have a Jack and the Beanstalk theme.

  Using the Magic School Bus to enhance instruction
  Unit Planning: Using the Magic School Bus to enhance instruction
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Planting and Planning

Unit 5: Plants: Parts, Parents, Patterns
Lesson 4 of 12

Objective: SWBAT plan an investigation to answer questions about how plants grow.

Big Idea: How does your garden grow? With little hands planting seeds in cups all in a row!

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Science, plants, pattern, seed, leaves
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