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What's the Matter with My Orange?
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Science Clips, by the BBC, offers interactive science animations that can be manipulated by students in order to learn science content. Check out the "Micro-organisms" science clip that relates to this inquiry.

Click here to visit the site., an award-winning site, offers original animated movies that answer kids' questions about health, science, and technology. The site provides an interactive quiz while movies load. To visit the site and watch their two minute Food Chains movie, click on the icon above. Note: This is a subscription site, but selected movies are available without a subscription.

Change, Physical Change by Scott Hudson is a great sing along song to reinforce the concept of physical change. Scott teaches science for Cincinnati Public Schools.


The Fungus That Ate My School by Arthur Dorros and David Catrow is a zany story of an experiment with fungus in a jar that went too far. Use this book as a read-aloud to connect the Orange Center to the genre of fantasy reading and creative writing. ISBN 0-590-47704-8


Lots of Rot by Vicki Cobb explains many of the rotten things that can be found around us every day. A good book for independent reading. Preselected pages can be used for read aloud.