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The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

by Joanna Cole

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Okay, Ms. Frizzle gets an automatic 5 stars. I have always loved the Magic School Bus series, finding them extremely educational. Along with learning via the text, the illustrator has put side information into the text. It may be a bit wordy and busy with all that's going on, but I love it. I learned a lot from it. ( )
  rparks | Dec 1, 2016 |
This is a book that mixes a non-fiction topic into a narrative format. Specifically, the book contains information about hurricanes that is in the perfect format for building background knowledge in children. As a research book, I'm not sure that the book is all that helpful. Simply, the information is not organized in a way that makes it easily accessible. At the same time, I think children would be engaged in the story, pictures, and format of the book, which makes it good for building background knowledge. This book is part of a large series of Magic School Bus books on a wide variety of topics.
  jstrecker | Jun 20, 2016 |
I used to love this series as a kid. The authors ability to combine the information while also making it fun and a good read. The book challenges the students to think about academia while also improving their reading skills. I also like how busy the pages are. There is plain text, dialogue, and sticky notes on the side of the page that go into great detail about the subject. The pictures in the book are also in depth.There are quite a bit of diagrams and pictures along with the original pictures that tell the story line. The last thing that I like about this book is the plot line development. The book is not just informational, there is a story line with the kids and Mrs.Frizzle. ( )
  rcarpe4 | Mar 9, 2016 |
Ms. Frizzle takes her class through the process of air as it creates a hurricane. At each step she explains how the air warms their school bus air balloon and makes it rise to the colder air above and how rain is formed. Then they go into how the funnel and chimney's of the huricane are created and what a hurricane does to the warm ocean water. Lastly they go through the devastation a hurricane can leave behind on a shoreline.
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I love the magic school bus books and the shows. They make science fun and hopefully for most easier to understand the concepts they go through. I have learned a lot through these books and understanding how things work. The visuals in the books also help to understand the scientific concepts as well.
Extension Ideas:
come up with our own scientific experiment we can do in our class
have each student do a weather project ( )
  SarahSpangler0515 | Apr 15, 2015 |
Another wild adventure with Ms. Frizzle and her class. In this book, they are studying weather. Naturally, Ms. Frizzles takes them on a field trip. However, along the way to the weather station, they are distracted by a hurricane. Rather than fleeing from it, the Frizz takes her class into the heart of the storm, so they can study the details of such extreme weather up close. Although they all fall out of the hot-air balloon (the school bus's first transformation), they are scooped up by an airplane (the bus's second transformation), and move through the several layers of the hurricane. Through the eye wall, into the eye of storm, then back out of it to crash land when the bus runs out of gas. Fortunately, a tornado picks them up out of the storm surge that would have flooded them, and gently sets them down by a gas station. They finally make it to the weather station, with enough information that they can teach the weather forecasters a thing or two about hurricanes.
  astinchavez | Nov 7, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590446878, 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!

Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and even a tornado-firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost! Will the Friz be able to save the day this time?

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Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip to a weather station and they end up in a hurricane.

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