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The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus) Paperback – May 1, 1989
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"At the Waterworks" concludes with Ms. Frizzle looking at a map of a volcano, which tells us the next book in the series will probably be about our world's physical structures. And that's where "Inside the Earth" steps into the spotlight. Written in 1987, Cole and Degen prove in their second effort that there is no such thing as the dreaded sophomore jinx. This story is just as, if not more, educating and entertaining than "At the Waterworks."
The book starts out with the kids in Ms. Frizzle's class appearing restless over their current learning topic, animal homes. They've been researching the subject for almost a month and "were pretty tired of it." So the class jumps for joy when the Friz announces they're starting something new. "We are going to study about our earth!" she exclaims.
However, things don't go exactly as planned. Only four kids actually bring their homework to class the next day - "Each person must find a rock and bring it to school," said Ms. Frizzle. So she decides to take them on a field trip to collect rock specimens . . . and that's when the fun begins!
Ms. Frizzle lives up to the expectations she set in "At the Waterworks." By the time this field trip is done, her class has learned all about the physical features of the earth. The kids discover how rocks are made of minerals. They delve deep into the ground, getting up close and personal with Earth's crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core. Ms.Read more ›
In INSIDE THE EARTH, the fabled bus turns into a steam shovel, provides the kids and the Frizz with workclothes and digging equipment, to explore to the earth`s core, Jules Verne-style. Along the way, they learn geology, but with the Frizzle spin.
A frequent exclamation around here is, "Cool! Look at this rock!" Almost daily someone will find their new favorite rock.
I have yet to find a truly good source for deciphering backyard rock specimens. Is it because geology and rock formation is just so terribly complicated that it's not possible to write an "easy guide"? Not sure. The search is on.
However, this MSB Inside the Earth is, surprisingly, the easiest to understand reference we have found thus far in terms of explaining the broad stroke picture of what rocks are and how they form. It is a delightful read. It's packed with info. The kids love it. They have learned lots and so have I!
As you already know, she wears clothes that match the experience; for instance, look at her shoes in this story: crocodiles with sharp teeth and starring eyes, rhinoceros heads and even archaeologist's boots. Even her clothes show what the field trip will be about. I remember a teacher who wore a lot of costumes so that we would be excited and interested about the subject; it worked.....I still collect rocks from places I visit.
Well, this book is filled with genuine excitement, guaranteed to increase your heart beat and scare the fear out of you. (Now, is that possible, to scare the fear out of you?) There are side notes resembling children's assignments; there are various displays with vocabulary words to identify the objects. The adventure inside this bus to the earth's inside will have you reading to find out more about the fact and fiction in this book. The author, Joanna Cole is very clever in creating a book that features virtual reality, long before computer games. Happy Digging!
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wonderful - and you always know where the Friz is going by her dress at the endPublished 14 months ago by Linda Mack
My boys love listening to these before bed but are a bit disappointed as the voice for Miss Frizzle is not the same as the series.Published 15 months ago by SKJohnson