The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten: A Book About Food Chains: A Book About Food Chains by Patricia RelfI like the Magic School Bus series as these informational books are a creative way to read about facts. My children like the series as well and learn something new without even knowing it. This specific book teaches the reader about the an ocean food chain and how animals in the ocean are connected. Two students, Arnold and Keesha, struggle to piece together how a tuna fish sandwich and green pond scum are connected, so Ms. Frizzle takes her students on a class trip to the beach and into the ocean. The pictures are clever and draw the reader into the story. I like the story line of this book, but Ms. Frizzle is a bit too awkward for me at times.
This would be an excellent book to incorporate into a science lesson when discussing the food chain and the interconnection of nature. I could read this book aloud as well as make sure the book is accessible for students in the classroom science library. When I change science topics throughout the school year, I will rotate specific books that emphasize the science concepts in order for students to have another resource to study the current science topics and engage in their own research. I would include this book along with many of The Magic School Bus series books in my lower elementary level classroom.
Students could do a prereading activity of quick writing where they write down what they already know about the subject before reading the book.
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Relf, P. The magic school bus gets eaten: a book about food chains. New York: Scholastic. Relf, Patricia, Joanna. Cole and Carolyn, Bracken. New York: Scholastic, Relf, Patricia.
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. This is a used book in excellent condition. It's beach day, and the whole class is excited. Everyone except Arnold and Keesha, that is.
The episode opens up with Liz eating a fly buzzing past as Ralphie and Wanda arrive to the classroom, carrying some beach equipment that causes them to get stuck in the doorway. After freeing themselves, they become excited because Ms. Frizzle is taking the class to the beach. But not until after their reports are done, Dorothy Ann reminds them. As more and more of the students start to come in, it is revealed that their reports involves them pairing up and bringing in two beach-related things have have something in common with each other: Dorothy Ann and Carlos brought in sand and a crab, Ralphie brought in a yellow balloon to act as the Sun for Phoebe's dune grass, and Tim brought in a picture of a rock why not a real rock?
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Field Trip Notes Arnold and Keesha forget their homework - to bring in two beach things that go together -- so they improvise. He has a shoe filled with pond scum he stepped in on the way to school. She has a tuna sandwich for her lunch. Frizzle thinks it's a brilliant combination. On the class field trip to the ocean, Arnold and Keesha search for the connection between scum and tuna.
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