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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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Title:The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Authors:Joanna Cole
Other authors:Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Press (1990), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 40 pages
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Tags:informational, magic school bus series

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The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole (1989)



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I would use this book with 5th graders if we are talking about different functions of the human body. This way they will have a resource to look at. Also, students find these books interesting and humorous. I would likely read this book at the beginning of the science lesson about bodily functions.
  aburgin01 | Apr 29, 2016 |
I believe this book would be appropriate for a lower elementary classroom as an introduction to a unit on the human body. This book would be a great resource in conjunction with a science unit pertaining to the skeletal, muscular, and digestive system. After reading this book, students could pair up in order to trace their partner and correctly label the digestive system that was focused on in the story. The students could draw their own internal organs with labels and captions as to what function that organ performs.
  Emily.Clark | Apr 16, 2016 |
This magic school bus takes a journey inside of Arnolds body. They get to experience and learn about cells, the heart, the brain, the stomach, and many other things along the way. Information is presented in a very fun and engaging manner. This book is a great example of Informational because it presents true facts in an engaging manner.
Use: Research on Human Body; Research Paper
Genre: Informational Fiction
Media: Ink and Wash ( )
  Bcruz14 | Mar 13, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book and I remember reading it as a kid. This book introduced the human body parts and processes like digestion, the heart, lungs etc. in a fun and engaging way for students. The plot is goofy because they get swallowed by their classmate but along the way the reader is learning about the human body. The language is very descriptive and on the sides of the page is student's answers to questions and it gives the readers fun facts about the human body. The characters are well developed because the teacher Ms. Frizzle is known as "crazy" and always gets them into something strange. The big idea of this story is to inform the reader about the human body in the form of an engaging story that is easy to follow ( )
  amyadams19 | Feb 9, 2016 |
This book is about a teacher named Ms. Frizzle who is taking her class on a trip in the "magic school bus" to a museum to see an exhibit on the human body. Her class has been learning about the human body and how it can turn food into energy. The students stopped for lunch, but one student named Arnold got left behind. While Arnold is busy looking for his classmates, Ms. Frizzle shrinks the magic school bus and the class takes a trip through Arnolds body. While on their journey the class learns about how different systems work throughout the human body.

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I have always thought that these were very fun and entertaining books. I can remember reading the Magic School Bus series when I was younger. Along with being entertaining for young children, these books are also very educational. This book is actually one of my daughters favorite books.

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1. One fun activity would be to have the class draw out their own human bodies, and label the different parts.
2. Another activity is after reading the book to the class, have them watch the cartoon version of the Magic School Bus.
  Aburke73505 | Oct 27, 2015 |
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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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