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Mexican Jumping Beans

Kids, young and old, have played with Mexican jumping beans for more than 60 years. The jumping bean is part of the seed pod of a shrub found in Mexico. Inside this seed pod is a tiny caterpillar. "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey with Hooked on Science tells us why it jumps. Go to to become a fan of Hooked on Science. Go to for the Mexican jumping bean experiment guide.
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