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Võluuba-MagicBean - FairyTale

de Petra Csereoka

Movies - Denisa, Paul, Gianina and their Magic Beans

19.05.2008 Time 17:41, Ileana Radu
Two steps in our work. How we sowed and planted the Magic Beans. Enjoy! We realy enjoyed!... :) :) :)
First step:

and second step:

Look! It's magic!

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Denisa, Paul, Gianina and their Beanstalk!

18.05.2008 Time 15:06, Ileana Radu
We loved this project! Look at our work!




05.05.2008 Time 19:17, Claudia Cziprok
Words in 5 languages... Interesting!

łodyga fasoli
floarea soarelui










"Jack and the Beanstalk" part 2

05.05.2008 Time 19:00, Claudia Cziprok
We love drawing! And this story inspired us... Enjoy!

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Satu-Mare, Romania

05.05.2008 Time 18:48, Andrei Sovre
In 01.01.2004, Satu-Mare have 373.000 inhabitants (1.7% of country population's). In Satu-Mare 50,6% populations are ortodox religion 18,0% romano‑catolica, 17,9% reformata, 8,0% greco‑catolica,and 4,7% are another religion.

About Satu-Mare

05.05.2008 Time 18:45, Andrei Sovre
Satu-Mare City.
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The magic bean

05.05.2008 Time 18:43, Andrei Sovre
A puzzle with bean, play and enjoy!

More puzzles bean

05.05.2008 Time 18:39, Andrei Sovre
More puzzles with bean,enjoy!

About Plants

05.05.2008 Time 18:38, Andrei Sovre
external image ca.jpgThis species is a wonderful plant for load basket.

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Alyssum maritimum.This plant have a lots of thin branch,10-30 centimetres lenght.
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Iedera - Hedera-helix. Is a plant with stalk and wood brench, thin and lenght.


05.05.2008 Time 18:36, Adrian Buda
Puzzles with bean! Enjoy!
Link to puzzle 1
Link to puzzle 2
Link to puzzle 3

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05.05.2008 Time 18:33, Andrei Sovre
The bean have much protein (25 – 28%) and vitamins verry nutritious.
With stalk short 30 – 40 centimetres
With stalk hight 50 – 70 centimetres

My Magic Bean

21.04.2008 Time 00:37, Alexandra Megyes
my experiment with magic beans
I saw 12 seeds, in two bowls. 6 seeds in soil and 6 in humid medium. And now i can see the difference:
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First, grow up very well, the plants are green, with powerful roots and more high, and second, it's ok, healty, but a little bit smaler and leged behind.

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I think its time to move to another pot, in soil, for help their grow up:

I continued to make photos, and we can see the plants in diferent stadies:
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I wondering if the plants moved will catch the bigest up. I put the plants near the window, to the light. Let's see what will happen!

Next week I'll send you new pictures.
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About "Mircea Eliade" School from Satu Mare, Romania

20.04.2008 Time 23:07, Alina Puscas
This is a short presentation of "Mircea Eliade" School from Romania


“To make out of your life and knowledge a permanent joy in spite of all the dirt, and dark, and sins, and helplessness, and despair – here is a duty of man and kindness that lies in you.” Mircea Eliade

“Mircea Eliade” School is situated in Satu Mare, in Micro 14 district, on the left bank of the river Someş.
The school has two buildings: Building A - opened for use in 1964 and Building B in 1969. In 1973 the construction of the gym ( 165 sq metres) was finished.
In the present the school has 1166 pupils from which 863 Romanian and 303 Hungarian. 537 are in the primary school while 629 are in the secondary.
The school has 84 teachers – 25 primary teachers and 59 teachers.
There are 12 special classrooms and 3 laboratories, an advisory office and a hall for festivities.Year after year the pupils of our school participate in many local and national contests with great results.
The managerial team is preoccupied with finding the best solutions of applying the C.D.S. , that can be seen in the variety of all the optional courses offered to our pupils. There are 4 secondary intensive – English grades, groups for excellency, an art club, a lot of extracurricular activities. Our students also have access to internet in the school.
The managerial team together with the teachers are preoccupied with harmonizing the curriculum components and thus offering all the pupils and also the parents the possibility of a qualitative education.

Magic Beans

18.04.2008 Time 15:17, Iana-Frezia Elena Oprisaexternal image magic_beans_Iana.JPG
A fantastic story about MagicalB town
In spring, all beans are born from a little shell. All are very special and beautiful because they are the magic beans.
Their town are MagicalB. Always then we plant a new beans, we "born" a new little resident in MagicalB.
The beans give us those proteins and those beautiful colour and oh!... those delicious tastes. The baby-beans are very cute and the big beans are very tasty. I love these plants theise beans. They have a friend: the little Jack. He is very friendly too.
The resident of MagicB, was amused: on the branch of stalk, Ciufi is walk with his little dog, BD (beandog). Talkie is singing along BB (blackiebird). SleepyB has a beautiful dream. FattyB stays and invents an interesting story. TopiB, TipiB and TapiB has set free at the slide. HiSun says "Hello Sun! Thank you for your shining and hot rays."
This is the big family B, and this is their life on the magic stalk.

Romanian student's pictures about "Jack and beanstalk" story

18.04.2008 Time 14:38, Claudia Cziprok
With help of Cristina Gloria Oprisa - Drawing Art Teacher on "Mircea Eliade" School

The Plants Informations

18.04.2008 Time 13:44, Bogdan Dumitre
Scientists believe there are over 260,000 species of plants. Some plants are so small they can barely be seen. Others are taller than people or animals. One of the largest living plants on the earth are the sequoia trees of California. Some stand over 290 feet (88 meters) high and measure over 30 feet (9 meters) wide.
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Certain characteristics of plants set them apart from other living things. Both plants and animals are complex organisms that are made up of many types of cells, but plant cells have thick, rigid walls that consist of a material called cellulose. Animal cells do not have this material. The cellulose enables plants to stand upright without the aid of an internal or external skeleton.

The Importance of Plants
Close to 2.5 billion years ago, the earth's surface and atmosphere were stable enough to support primitive life. Single-cell organisms began to develop in the seas that covered the planet. A simple organism known as blue-green algae appeared and spread across the seas. Blue-green algae used sunlight and water to make food, and in the process, created oxygen. As the blue-green algae grew in the earth's seas, they began to fill the atmosphere with oxygen. The oxygen that blue-green algae produced made it possible for other types of organisms to develop.
Plants play the most important part in the cycle of nature. Without plants, there could be no life on Earth. They are the primary producers that sustain all other life forms. This is so because plants are the only organisms that can make their own food. Animals, incapable of making their own food, depend directly or indirectly on plants for their supply of food. All animals and the foods they eat can be traced back to plants.
The oxygen we breathe comes from plants. Through photosynthesis, plants take energy from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and water and minerals from the soil. They then give off water and oxygen. Animals and other non-producers take part in this cycle through respiration. Respiration is the process where oxygen is used by organisms to release energy from food, and carbon dioxide is given off. The cycles of photosynthesis and respiration help maintain the earth's natural balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water.
Leaves are the main food-making part of most plants. They capture energy from sunlight, and turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar and starch. This sugar and starch becomes the food that provides plants with energy to grow, to produce flowers and seeds, and carry on their other life processes.

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Plants require a reasonable level of heat to grow. The most favorable temperature at which photosynthesis takes place ranges from near freezing to 20 to 25° C (70 to 80° F). The rates of photosynthesis and respiration increase with rising temperatures. Any temperatures above or below these levels limit plant growth. The climate of a region determines what types of plants can survive in that region.
A plant's environment is made up of many factors. One of the most important is the weather--sunlight, temperature, and precipitation (rain, melted snow, and other moisture). Soil and other plants and animals that live in the same area are also included in the environment of a plant. All these factors form what is called a natural community.
No two natural communities are exactly alike, but many resemble one another more than they differ. Botanists divide the world into biomes--natural communities of plants, animals, and other organisms.

Plants provide many useful drugs. Some of these plants have been used as medicines for hundreds of years. The bark of the cinchona tree was used 400 years ago to reduce fever. It is still used to make quinine, a drug used to treat malaria and other diseases. Another drug, called digitalis, is used in treating heart disease. It is made from the dried leaves of the purple foxglove plant. The roots of the Mexican yam are used in producing cortisone, a drug useful in treating arthritis and a number of other diseases.

The Plants

14.04.2008 Time 14:17, Bogdan Dumitre
Plants are a major group of life forms and include familiar organisms such as trees, herbs, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, mosses, and green algae. About 350,000 species of plants, defined as seed plants, bryophytes, ferns and fern allies, are estimated to exist currently. As of 2004, some 287,655 species had been identified, of which 258,650 are flowering and 15,000 bryophytes. Green plants, sometimes called metaphytes, obtain most of their energy from sunlight via a process called photosynthesis.
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What Makes a Plant?

What do they all have in common? The big thing that connects plants is photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process that allows plants to take energy from the Sun and create sugars. Not all plants go through the process of photosynthesis. As with all of biology, there are exceptions and you may learn about plant species that are parasites. Plants also have cell walls. In the cells tutorials we explained that all cells have a membrane. Only plants have an additional cell wall made from cellulose.

Let's look at photosynthesis. Plants are able to turn sunlight into energy but not directly. Plants are actu ally able to store energy in some chemical bonds that can be used later. Before we get into details, we'll explain that there are two processes on Earth: Photosynthesis and Respiration. Photosynthesis stores the energy and respiration releases that energy. It all starts with the Sun. Check out the tutorial on photosynthesis.

Learning from Plants

Not only do you see plants everywhere in the real world, but they are also all over the scientific world. Scientists use them for studies in genetics. A guy named Gregor Mendel used pea pods and their flowers to come up with some of the first ideas on how traits are passed from one generation of organism to another (genetics). We also use plants for food. Scientists are constantly developing new plants that are more resistant to disease and insects. Scientists also help create plants that grow faster and make more food.

Satu Mare, Romania

11.04.2008 Time 17:03, Claudia Cziprok
Location: Northwestern Romania (County: Satu Mare) Size: 8.9 sq. miles (23 sq. kilometers) Elevation: 410 ft. (125 meters) Population: 130,000 Inhabited since: 300 BC First documented: 1181 AD Main Attractions Sights: Old City Hall, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Episcopal Palace, "Ormos" House, White House, House of the Shoemakers' Guild, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, Satu Mare Synagogue, Firefighters' Tower Museums: Museum of History, Museum of Ethnography, Satu Mare Museum of Art Arts / Shows: Dinu Lipati Philharmony, "North" Drama Theatre Nearby Attractions Karoly Castle in Carei (20 miles) Museum of Oas Land (30 miles) Poiana Codrului Glass Factory The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta (50 miles) Day Trips Traditional Villages in Maramures and The Merry Cemetery (80 miles) City of Oradea and Baile Felix Spa (85 miles) Borsa — mountain / ski resort (115 miles)

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Types of beans

09.04.2008 Time 17:55, Richard Barkasz
As illustrated by 15 bean soup, there is a great variety of beans types, including:

  1. Vicia
    • Faba or broad bean

    • Vica faba or broad beans, known in the US as fava beans
  1. Vigna
    • Aconitifolia or Moth bean
    • Angularis or azuki bean
    • mungo or urad bean
    • radiata or mung bean
    • umbellatta or rice bean
    • unguiculata or cowpea (includes the black-eyed pea, yardlong bean and others)
  2. Cicer
    • arietinum or chickpea
  3. Pisum
    • sativum or pea
  4. Lathyrus
  5. Lathyrus sativus (Indian pea)
  6. Lathyrus tuberosus (Tuberous pea)
  7. Lens
    • culinaris or lentil

  1. Lablab
    • purpureus or hyacinth bean
  2. Phaseolus
    • acutifolius or tepary bean
    • coccineus or runner bean
    • lunatus or lima bean
    • vulgaris or common bean (includes the pinto bean, kidney bean and many others)
  3. Glycine
    • max or soybean
  4. Psophocarpus
    • tetragonolobus or winged bean

  1. Cajanus
    • cajan or pigeon pea
  2. Stizolobium
    • spp or velvet bean
  3. Cyamopsis
    • tetragonoloba or guar
  4. Canavalia
    • ensiformis or jack bean
    • gladiata or sword bean
  5. Macrotyloma
    • M. uniflorum or horse gram
  6. Lupinus or Lupin
    • L. mutabilis or tarwi
  7. Erythrina
    • E. herbacea or Coral bean


09.04.2008 Time 17:32, Iana-Frezia Elena Oprisa
The term "bean" originally referred to the seed of the broad bean, but was later expanded to include members of the genus Phaseolus, such as the common bean and the runner bean, and the related genus Vigna. The term is now applied in a general way to many other related plants such as soybeans, peas, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas (garbanzos), vetches and lupins.

"Bean" can be used as a near-synonym of "pulse", an edible legume, though the term "pulses" is usually reserved for leguminous crops harvested for their dry grain and usually excludes crops mainly used for oil extraction (like soybeans and peanuts) or those used exclusively for sowing purposes (such as clover and alfalfa). Leguminous crops harvested green for food, such as snap peas, snow peas, etc., are classified as vegetable crops.
In English usage, the word "beans" is also sometimes used to mean the seeds or pods of plants that are not in the family Leguminosae, but which bear a superficial resemblance to true beans, for example coffee beans, castor beans and cocoa beans (which resemble bean seeds), and vanilla beans (which resemble the pods).


09.04.2008 Time 17:20, Petra Csereoka
Beans are one of the longest-cultivated plants, broad beans having been grown at least since ancient Egypt, and the common bean for six thousand years in the Americas.

Many modern dry beans come from old-world varieties of broad beans, but most of the kinds commonly eaten fresh come from the Americas, being first seen by Christopher Columbus during his conquest of a region of what may have been the Bahamas, where they were grown in fields.
One especially famous use of beans by pre-Columbian people is the Three Sisters method of companion plant cultivation:
On the east coast of what would come to be called the United States, some tribes would grow maize (corn), beans, and squash intermingled together, a system which had originated in Mexico. The corn would not be planted in rows as it is today, but in a checkerboard/hex fashion across a field, separate patches of one to four stalks each.
Beans would be planted around the base of the developing stalks, and would vine their way up as the stalks grew. All American beans at that time were vine plants, "bush beans" having only been bred more recently. The cornstalks would work as a trellis for the beans, and the beans would provide much-needed nitrogen for the corn.
Squash would then be planted in the spaces between the patches of corn in the field. They would be provided slight shelter from the sun by the corn, and would deter many animals from attacking the corn and beans, because their coarse, hairy vines and broad, stiff leaves are difficult or uncomfortable for animals like deer and raccoons to walk through, crows to land on, et cetera.
Beans were an important alternative source of protein throughout old and new world history, and still are today. There are over 4,000 cultivars of bean on record in the United States, alone. However beans, like most plants, do not have a complete set of amino acids, and are therefore dangerous to depend upon as a sole source of protein.
An interesting modern example of the diversity of bean use is 15 bean soup, which, as the name implies, contains literally fifteen different varieties of bean.

Cultural aspects

09.04.2008 Time 17:11, Laura Pasca
The following traditional uses of beans refer to the broad bean.

  1. In some folk legends, such as in Estonia and the common Jack and the Beanstalk story, magical beans grow tall enough to bring the hero to the clouds.
  2. The Grimm Brothers collected a story in which a bean splits its sides laughing at the failure of others.
  3. Dreaming of a bean is sometimes said to be a sign of impending conflict, though others said they caused bad dreams.
  4. Pliny the Elder claimed that beans act as a laxative. He may have been referring to the seeds of the castor oil plant, which contain oils used as laxatives in ancient India.
  5. European folklore claims that planting beans on Good Friday or during the night-time is good luck.
  6. "Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit" is a children's song about the flatulence often experienced after eating beans. The song is noteworthy for correctly identifying the bean as a fruit, not a vegetable.
  7. In Japanese, "mame" (豆, マメ = "bean") may also mean something small. "Mame Chishiki" (豆知識), a Japanese phrase, which literally means "bean knowledge" (not "knowledge of beans"), is used to indicate any random trivia or miscellaneous knowledge displayed. The Japanese name for the Japanese beetle is "mamekogane" , meaning "small beetle".
  8. In New Orleans, serving a meal of black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is thought to bring good luck in the upcoming year.
  9. In Malta, eating lentils on New Years day is said to bring good fortune in terms of money for the coming year
  10. In Nicaragua, newly weds are given a bowl of beans for good luck.
  11. In Aruba, boiled beans mixed with zinc phosphide are seen as a means of cheap Rodenticide.