WorldCat Identities

Bean, Norman

Overview
Works: 126 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 525 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Internet videos  Science films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Drama  Horror films  Toy and movable books 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Film editor
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Most widely held works by Norman Bean
Reptiles : a first film( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the four types of reptiles, with special attention to where and how they live, their importance in the animal world, and their purpose
Word wise--prefixes by Norman Bean( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and introduces 15 prefixes through a humorous story about an absentminded secret agent who forgets the prefix code which he needs to identify himself to a fellow agent. Teaches basic rules for adding prefixes to words and using these words in sentences
The Ocean : a first film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores some of the physical, climatic and environmental characteristics of the world's oceans
Man-made monuments and memorials of the United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at different monuments and memorials, including some unusual ones, throughout the United States and explains how they came to be
Rocks and Minerals by Edward Ortleb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaches about rock shapes, how rocks are formed, and how form determines rock history and its mineral content
Fish : a first film (revised)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines different types of fish and what distinguishes fish from other types of animals that also live in water. The characteristics of fish and their adaptive techniques are also described and depicted
A first look at trees( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory program that describes the parts and processes that all trees have in common, and explains why trees are such an important part of our lives
Poisonous plants by George E Burrows( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the potential for harm that can be caused by touching or eating the leaves, fruits, seeds, or stalks of common houseplants, garden plants, and wild plants. Focuses on ways to protect toddlers and curious children from accidental poisonings
Animal life in a tidepool( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces viewers to the rich and fascinating world of coastal tidepool. Features their varied inhabitants
Photosynthesis by Robert M Thornton( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about photosynthesis, the process that enables green plants to use the sun's energy to live and grow, make our food, some of our clothes and the wood in our homes. Through photosynthesis, some of the sun's energy enables us to live
Animals breathe in many ways( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the amoeba to the horse, explains how different animals derive oxygen from water and air in order to sustain life. Defines breathing, its purpose, how it occurs, and the various organs different animals use to achieve this function
Weather, seasons, and climate by Norman Bean( Visual )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word wise : suffixes by Norman Bean( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and introduces 13 suffixes through a humorous mystery story involving the disappearance of all the suffixes from the language. Teaches, through solving the mystery, basic rules for affixing suffixes to words and using the words in sentences
Frogs are funny, frogs are fat: adjectives( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actions of frogs illustrate the role of adjectives as descriptive words. For elementary grades
Calories, calories by Norman Bean( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines what a calorie is, and shows why calories are needed and how they are used. Points out the need to balance energy intake and output in order to avoid either physical weakness or excess weight
Backyard science, series II : spiders, snails, fish, reptiles( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to show grade levels K-3 the importance of interrelationship, not only between animals, but humans as well. Tells of the chain reaction kind of existence for survival displayed by 4 animals
Fish : a first film( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points out body parts of the fish, such as fins, gills, and scales. Discusses characteristics, such as cold-bloodedness, the ability to absorb oxygen from water, and the function of the lateral line
Sentences with Ralph and Stanley by Norman Bean( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young boys learn the basic skills involved in writing a complete sentence when they set out to track down the Loch Ness Monster
Bees by Norman Bean( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how a colony of bees is formed and how the different bees in the colony do their work; depicts the changes that occur from the time an egg is laid until the young bee is born; and points out that gathering pollen, pollinating flowers, and producing honey are important functions of the bee. For elementary grades
The Terrarium classroom science( Visual )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how to build several types of terraria, including an area where there is moss and sufficient water to sustain it, and a desert area. Illustrates kinds of plants and animals which can live in each terrarium
 
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