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The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip Paperback – January 1, 1999
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Our story starts off with a bang when a surprise guest bounces into class, positively charged with energy. She looks to be the spitting-image of Ms. Frizzle, only much younger.
"Hello, Aunt Valerie," says the girl, kissing the Friz on the cheek.
"My niece, Dottie Frizzle, is visiting today," adds Ms. Frizzle. "Dottie, we're learning about electricity!"
And so, while a thunderstorm rages on outside, our favorite frizzy-haired teacher begins her lesson for the day. She starts by breaking down a diagram of an atom. Then she points out the relationship between electrons (tiny parts of the atom that circle around its core) and electric current (where electrons are pulled away from their hosts and form a steady stream of movement). This is what gives us electricity.
Then, before the Friz can move onto magnetic current (the cousin of electric current), the lights all over school suddenly go out and the classroom is plunged into total darkness. Outside, a hearty roar of thunder echoes over the students' heads.
"There's no electricity!" someone yells.Read more ›
Because the topic of electricity is more complex than some of the other Magic School Bus topics, it may be better to read aloud all the sidebar text and conversations, not just the primary narrative text. Introduction of this slightly more advanced book may need to wait a year or so later than other books in the series. As I've said before, I recommend only the original books in this series, not the derivative ones based on the TV program.
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I got this book because my kids had questions about electricity that I didn't know the answers to. This book is captivating for my 4 year old, intriguing to my 6 year old, and a... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Val
My 4 year old learned all about electricity with this book and it has stuck with him. One of the best in the seriesPublished 15 months ago by W. Voorhees
My five year old daughter and I love all these Magic School Bus books. I am a research scientist and my daughter spends a lot of time with me while I work. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Drvrob
This is such an awesome and really great book! I love it! Definitely worth it to give it a read.Published 24 months ago by vannemic
Last year I introduced my grandson to The Magic School Bus series and he's enjoyed every single book. However, this is his very favorite. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Ms Bill