A Guide for Using the Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor in the Classroom

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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!

When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, ...

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Overview

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!

When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!

On another special field trip on the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a starred review, PW praised ``this fanciful yet scientifically accurate romp'' in which ``weighty information is buoyantly supported by energetic, cartoony illustrations.'' Ages 6-9. (July)
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
Ms. Frizzle's class embarks on a marvelous undersea adventure, where they swim with the fishes and observe various marine plants and animals, explore the deep ocean floor, see the formation of an island coral reef, witness life in a tidal pool, and much more. This entertaining and educational underwater bus ride introduces learners to the ocean's creatures, levels, and geological formations.
Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Ms. Frizzle is back, and this time she and her class board the Magic School Bus as it's bound for the ocean floor. As the vehicle transforms from bus, to submarine, to submersible, to glass bottom boat, to surfboard, and back to school bus again, the class learns about the undersea world-its history, its geography, and its unique inhabitants. This is great science writing! It's funny, it's factual, it's meaningful, and it's engaging. And, luckily enough, if you like this one, there are many other science adventures you can go on with Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus.
Children's Literature - Susan Wilde
With her usual aplomb and red hair flying, Ms. Frizzle embarks on her fifth adventure by driving right into the waves to lead her class in a discovery of underwater landforms, flora, and creatures. The book is teeming with more than sea life-there are clever one-liners, terrific costuming, and information nuggets buried like treasure on each colorful, full-page spread.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-- Miss Frizzle's class is doing a project on the ocean and learning about the kinds of animals and plants that live there. Of course, a class trip is in her plan book. Those familiar with the inimitable school bus and its previous fantastical journeys are in for another treat; those who are not are in for a wild introduction. With her usual dash and aplomb, the teacher gathers her students, they board the bus, and off they go on an adventuresome trip to the ocean floor. All listen as she informs them about the geologic strata they pass, the flora and fauna at the various depths, the unique interdependence of the undersea world, and in turn, how its survival depends upon humankind's actions on land. The engaging characterizations and use of informative cartoon bubbles continue to be a hallmark of this exuberant author/illustrator team. The vibrant text is well researched and accurate; it is presented with such humor and lightness that everyone will wish for a seat on that magic bus. A great way to escape a hot, stuffy school, and to embark on a cool adventure. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576900857
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 900,375
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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