The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Magic School Bus Series)

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (Magic School Bus Series)

by Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen


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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, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780743496
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Series: Magic School Bus Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 549,721
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the author and illustrator of the Magic School Bus books, have collaborated for twenty years, bringing humor and true kidlike curiosity to science and learning. Booklist heralded Ms. Frizzle as "the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books." Two MSB titles have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and they have won countless state book awards, from New York to Nebraska.

Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is also the illustrator of the highly-acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole.

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Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor [With Paperback Book] 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
barnes08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Magic School Bus: on the Ocean Floor is written by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. Ms. Frizzle tells her class they are taking a class trip to the ocean. The class is very excited for it¿s been hot. The student arrived to class the next day in their bathing suites. When Ms. Frizzle said they were ¿taking a trip to the ocean¿ she was not kidding. The bus is heading to the intertidal zone of the ocean. The lifeguard ran after the bus to safe the kids. Ms. Frizzle talks about the continental shelf. How it¿s 4 to 6 hundred feet deep. The students learn about different kinds of fish, planktons and sharks. Next they head to the deep ocean floor but they didn¿t stay long. They explored the coral reef. The bus then turned into a surfboard and the students ride it straight into the sand. Back at the classroom the students make a bulletin board about everything they had learned from the ocean. The students were glad it was the weekend for they need a break from the wild field trip. I like this book because it has both fiction and nonfiction. The book has a lot of information in it. I learn a lot by reading the book like about jellyfish, squids, tiger sharks, plankton, and ocean currents. The book has pictures with great detail. I also like how at the end of the book there is a multiple-choice test on what is real life. For example, in real life a school bus cannot magically change into anything else.I would use this book in any grade from 2nd to 6th and marvelous with science lessons. We would talk about the ocean salty water. The class could make waves like on page 16. We could do and activity on the food chain. We could talk about the kinds of coral reefs. The class could make charts showing what animals in the oceans are mammals. The ocean currents are also a great topic for discussion. We can have a lot of informational discussion with the Magic School Bus: on the Ocean Floor. My favorite part of this book was the bulletin board the class made back at classroom. I defiantly would like to make a class bulletin board about the ocean. I would also like to make a web quest to go along with the theme of this book.
ktextor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book Ms. Frizzle takes her students to the ocean floor. They discover all the ocean has to offer. Learning about marine biology, ocean water, coral and marine life. The students go on an adventure while they take a look at the sea floor. Great to have when learning all about marine life and the science lesson of habitats.
JordanDelp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a teacher named Ms. Frizzle who takes her class on a trip to see and learn about the ocean by taking their magic school bus under water. It includes tons of information about creatures from the ocean and other fun facts. One of this book¿s best features is that it labels the new sea/ocean animals and plants when they are first introduced in the book and it has mini essays complete by the students about the ocean. I also love how it even has some comical comments made by the characters in little bubbles throughout the story. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 because it contains accurate information and the pictures help keep the reader engaged the entire way through.
kwiens on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ms. Fizzle drives the bus right into the ocean. The class learns about and discovers sea life, hot water vents, coral reefs, and other plant life. As always they embark upon a small amount of danger but quickly return safely to their classroom setting.I loved watching these shows on television. There is a great amount of knowledge delivered through the classroom of Ms.Fizzle.I think this would be great to introduce during a group. I think that there are many questions you could ask the students about the sea, and this could help introduce a science lesson! It would be fun to bring in a fish tank for the classroom.
ababe92 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book that i recommend to children who love science and want to learn about the creatures that are in the ocean.
rvangent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good example of a modern fantasy book with an educational and informative twist. It is a fantasy because the bus would not be able to go into the ocean and survive and because some of the animals talk. It is also very informative because they learn characteristics about the ocean and some of the animals in it. There is a lot of truth in the story as the teacher is telling them a lot abou the ocean and so it is possible to follow the story and understand it. Media: pen and ink, watercolor, color pencil, and gouache
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ms. Frizzle takes her class on another wild field trip. When she drives the school bus straight into the ocean another adventure begins. The class explores the ocean floor, coral reefs, and a hot water vent. I love the magic school bus collection because there a great series of interesting books about a crazy teacher that takes her class on all these different feild trip so they can get a better learning experience. I definitely recommend this book for younger grades!
mrstelford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Join Ms. Frizzle under water and see what is under the sea! Tons of information and illustrations that will educate you on about the ocean.
ermilligan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ms. Frizzle takes her class on another field trip and this time she drives the school bus in the ocean where they end up laning on the ocean floor. The class explores and learns about the ocean floor and what it consists of. I really enjoy the magic school bus and every book is full of adventure!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The kids in Mrs. Frizzles class make the mistake of thinking they'll be having an ordinary trip to the beach- naturally they end up exploring all over the ocean instead. They go from the beach and tide pools, to the continental shelf, to a deep ocean trench, and a coral reef, before surfing into shore on the bus. My only issue is that we don't know which ocean they're supposed to be exploring (and elements from Atlantic and Pacific may have been combined).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago