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The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body (original 1989; edition 1990)

by Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)

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Member:LainaBourgeois
Title:The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Authors:Joanna Cole
Other authors:Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (1990), Paperback, 40 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Easy, Nonfiction, Ages 6 to 10

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This book is about how Mrs. Frizzel takes her class on an interesting field trip. She took them through the human body on a school bus! The kids were not sure whAT TO THINK AT FIRST, BUT ENDED UP HAVING A WILD AND FUN TIMKE. IN THE END THE KIDS MADE A MODEL OF WHAT THE HUMAN BODY LOOKS LIKE AND HOW IT WORKS.

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I love these books because they are so fun and adventurous. I think they are a great educational read for kids because it easily keeps their attention.

Extensions:
1. I could use this book with my class when learning about the body.
2. I could have them draw them draw something out of the book they thought was interesting and have them tell what they learned to the class.
  kristendickerson | Apr 7, 2014 |
Most young readers do not know how their body works on the inside. By reading this book they can get an easy and visual idea of how their digestive system works. The reading can be a bit more advanced for readers but allows some ease and some challenge. This is a fun imaginative book that can make any reader put a smile on their face. Following Ms. Frizzle and her class as they go on crazy adventures readers can learn so much about science. This book can spark interest in science for those who might not really be a fan of science. This book makes learning fun and enjoyable.
  APursel16 | Jan 22, 2014 |
Summary: This book is about Ms. Frizzle taking her class to a museum about the body. Along the way they stopped to eat. When they got back on the buss, it shrinks and goes inside one of the students who was left behind. They take a journey through his body to find their way out. They finally leave through his nose.

Personal Reflection: I really love the Magic School Bus series. I read the books growing up and I really enjoy them all. The idea for this book was very creative.

Classroom Extension:
1. This would be good to read allowed to a young class when explaining blood cells or other key parts of the body.
2. We could outline the children on big pieces of paper and have them draw where the body parts are located that were talked about in this book.

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  TaylorSchettler | Nov 19, 2013 |
Mrs. Fizzle and her class go on another adventure to the human body. They enter through the nose of a student named Arnold, they learn about the different parts of the human body and once it is done they exit through the nose when Arnold sneezes.

Personal Reaction: I think this book is awesome and filled with a bunch of imagination. This would be a great book for kids to learn that they can be creative and think outside of the box even if it is not practical.

Classroom Extension: A introduction to learn about the Human Body, they kids could discuss what their favorite body part is in a journal. ( )
  Kelly.Jefferson | Nov 13, 2013 |
This book is about Ms. Frizzle and her class' journey into one of the student's body. They start off in the classroom and then she tells them that they are going on a field trip to a museum to learn more about the human body. When they are eating their picnic lunches, one of the students are behind the others when getting back on the bus. His name is Arnold and they just leave without him. Ms. Frizzle hits a button on the bus and then they journey into his body without any of them knowing. Ms. Frizzle tells them all about what part of the body they are in while they circle right back to where they came in from. They went in through Arnold's nose and then when Arnold got back to the school he sneezed and they appeared. It ends with them back in the classroom making a huge poster of the human body. I really liked this book and have read others in the series. I think it would be so cool to journey into someone's body. That is probably why I enjoyed the book so much. It basically takes the reader on the journey with them by using word bubbles for the characters. This helps the reader know exactly what they are thinking or saying. The illustrator uses lots of colors to help with the story. A classroom extension would be to have the students trace themselves on a long piece of crate paper and put the insides of their bodies described in the book in the correct places. Another would be to have them write word bubbles for what they would say if they were a student of Ms. Frizzles on a field trip.
  Amber7 | Sep 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590414275, Paperback)

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!

Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold's stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream, and more from the inside on this heart-stopping fieldtrip - one the reluctant Arnold would be happy to miss.

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A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to get a first-hand look at major parts of the body and how they work.

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