Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.
Growing bean plants in CD cases so all the parts can be seen. Have kids write about their finding and act out/ put together a dance describing the life cycle from seed to plant (Movement, writing, science)
How a pumpkin grows--awesome 5 min. video on the pumpkin growing process--would be great for an ECE room studying the pumpkin life cycle/ economics of pumpkins--also it's local for us here in Central Illinois!
stunning 4 minute video from the "Planet Earth" series showing different seasons and types of weather--great for science or a language lesson on adjectives--time lapse videography is AMAZING! Plus it shows related videos that look pretty good.