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The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field…

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

by Joanna Cole

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Just like the rest of the Magic School Bus series, Ms. Frizzle and her class are off on another adventure! This MSB book introduces the concept of electricity and electric currents. Students will be captivated by the mischief that Ms. Frizzle's class always manages to get into, all the while learning about science concepts. Author Joanna Cole consciously uses labels, diagrams and pictures, definitions, etc. to aid children when reading her books.
  mlavery | Dec 3, 2013 |
i like this book because you learn about electricity and things that use electricity in our daily lives. ( )
  library1234 | Nov 21, 2013 |
This is a great story about how the infamous Miss. Frizzel and how she shrinks the class and explores the world of electricity!

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I thoroughly enjoyed rereading this great story, and I hope to use it in my classroom as well!

Classroom Extension:
Pretend the class is tiny and explore all the electricity options in the classroom
draw a picture of the magic school bus
  MaryKateCollins | Nov 19, 2013 |
This story takes the readers on a trip to learn about electric storms. I thought it was interesting that Ms. Frizzle's class become electrons and travel as part of a lightning bolt. The subject matter is interesting and readers learn a little bit more about the principles of electricity and safety in a thunderstorm. ( )
  aubreycs | Jun 17, 2013 |
Genre: Science Fiction
Genre Critique: This book is a good example of science fiction; it has an emphasis on technology and scientific law and facts, but still is written in a story form for an easier read. The book has a believable feel to it in the sense of people exploring the way different electrical powers work (almost hands on), but this type of exploration hasn't happened yet, or isn't technologically ready (just at the believable stage).
Review/Critique: I found this book really interesting, and one that could be used a lot to talk about electricity (benefits, negatives, safety, how it's used, etc.). I thought it was cool that in this book there was a little game in the back that a reader could answer different questions about what was true and false throughout their reading, and what could actually happen from what they had read.
Media: Pen and Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil, and Gouace for paintings. ( )
  MkM | Mar 18, 2013 |
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Degan, BruceIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590446835, 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!

Small enough to squeeze through power lines, Ms. Frizzle's class learns how electric current travels through the town, lights up a light bulb, heats up a toaster, and runs an electric motor. Fans of the Magic School Bus won't be left behind by this simple and informative introduction to the generation and distribution of electricity.

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Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip through the town's electrical wires so they can learn how electricity is generated and how it is used.

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