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June 29, 1999


MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
You Save: $6.00 (20 %)
Order Number: 126.0100
Format : DVD
Theme: Is it fact or fiction? It’s not always easy to tell.

While her third grade classmates are sprouting seeds in paper cups, Holly has a more ambitious, innovative science project in mind.

LeVar promotes the book’s theme of far-fetched fact or fiction by investigating UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects). Viewers follow a boy and his father who discover strange artifacts, visit a farmer who grows huge pumpkins, and hear a first hand account of a UFO report.

Author: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion
Field Trip Segments
Fact or Fiction? – A reenactment of a boy and his father finding dinosaur fossils – is it fact or fiction?
Giant Pumpkins – Howard Dell shows us how he grows enormous pumpkins on his pumpkin farm. Agnes Perkins’ Story – LeVar tells the story of Agnes Perkins who sees a flying saucer – it is fact or fiction? UFO Fact or Fiction? – Meet people who have seen UFOs.

Review Books Time Train by Paul Fleischman; Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your math and science curriculum.  Math Concepts: estimating, graphing. Science Concepts: UFOs, temperature, growing plants, function of light, gravity. 
Click here for Science Teacher’s Guide
Click here for Math Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "On The Farm"
Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Life Cycle of Pumpkins"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126

 
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