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The Bicycle Man


MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0068
Format : DVD

Reading Rainbow DVDs offered here can enhance your science curriculum and diversify your lesson plans. These Reading Rainbow episodes are so fun, students won’t even realize how much they are learning. Educational DVDs like Bicycle Man are a welcome addition to any teacher’s tool box.

In Bicycle Man students will be introduced to wheels doing all kinds of things, reinforcing concepts like motion, gravity, modeling, and experimentation. The episode is set in a small village in Japan, where two American soldiers do amazing tricks on a borrowed bicycle.

LeVar explores the world of wheels and sees how they keep us rolling, looking at bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, and more. He speaks with a freestyle bike specialist who demonstrates stunts and a professional skateboarder.

More About This DVD:
Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Parnassus Press/Houghton Mifflin

Field Trip Segment:
The Wheel – Trace the development of the wheel through history
Meet Woody - LeVar introduces us to freestyle bicyclist Woody Ibsen, who shows the specialized features of his freestyle bike and demonstrates bike stunts.
Human Powered Vehicles – LeVar shows us human powered vehicles including aerodynamic bikes and pedal-powered vehicles for land, air and water travel.
Let’s Board – LeVar introduces us to skateboard specialist Anita Tessensohn who shows him the features of a skateboard and helps him to try it out.
Bikes, Boards & Blades – Montage of stunts on bicycles, skateboards and roller blades.

Review Books:
The White Bicycles by Rob Lewis
Our Teacher’s in a Wheelchair by Mary Ellen Powers
Delphine by Molly Bang.

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

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

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