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The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

by Joanna Cole

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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 |
I really enjoyed this book because I learned about hurricanes. It really explained how they occur, in what conditions they will happen and what the different parts of the hurricane are. I enjoyed reading it and learning about hurricanes. At one point in the story Arnold fell out of the bus and landed in sea. It was funny and entertaining and I learned a lot.
The overall goal of this book is to really go in depth and look at a hurricane and what causes them. ( )
  Madison94 | Sep 23, 2014 |
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.

While every magic school bus adventure is exciting, this may be the most high adrenaline trip of them all. The bus transforms into a hot air balloon and a plane, the children fall through the air in a hurricane, and they hitch a ride on a tornado. In the midst of this insanity, the students learn all about the formation of hurricanes and the weather effects associated with them. I learned more about hurricanes than I ever knew before. Despite the criticism of some readers (who find the blending of fantasy and scientific fact detracts from the learning), I love this series. The books liven up the instruction of complex scientific topics, and are just fun adventure stories to read. As long as you take the time to discuss the difference between fantasy and reality with young readers, I see no down side to this classic series of children's nonfiction. ( )
  nmhale | Aug 30, 2014 |
Summary: Miss Frizzle takes her class to learn about hurricanes, but its not your typical class field trip. She takes them to the inside of a hurricane and explains what happens and when.
Reading level: Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy
  rdg301library | May 27, 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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