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The Magic School Bus And The Electric Field Trip Paperback – January 1, 1999
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Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the School & Library Binding edition.
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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 ›
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The book fascinated my five year old nephew; he wanted me to read it again once we finished it the first time. The science was accurate and the presentation was engaging. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jeane Smith
This is apparently one of the first Magic School Bus books as it had a few of the class mates we've come to love but not all of them and had a whole classroom of kids. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rosa Cline
My 4 year old learned all about electricity with this book and it has stuck with him. One of the best in the seriesPublished 22 months ago by W. Voorhees