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The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (The Magic School Bus #2)

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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!

Rock collecting has never been quite like this! When the class forgets to do its homework, a fieldtrip through the Earth's crust, into the center of the Earth, and out through a
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Paperback, 40 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Scholastic Press (first published October 1st 1987)
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L-Crystal Wlodek
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth is intended for students in grades 2-5 and is a Reading Rainbow book. In this Magic School Bus book, Ms Frizzle's class learns about different kinds of rocks and the formation of the earth as they go on a field trip to the inside of the earth.

This is an informative, exciting, and attractive informational book that takes readers to the center of the earth. Readers learn something new with the turn of every page as they explore the crust, mantle, and inner an
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Megan Laird
Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen do a superb job at informing children on educational topics through lively illustrations and a solid storyline. Ms. Frizzle, the crazy elementary school teacher who always has something up her sleeve, decided her class was going to learn about the Earth. After assigning her class homework to bring a rock to school one day and realizing that only four students did the assignment, she decided to take her class on a field trip to collect rocks. Typical Ms. Frizzle field ...more
Eagle Heights2
If you like magic school buses you might like Magic School Bus Inside the Earth. One day Miss Frizzle announces to the class that tomorrow they have to bring in a rock.The next day almost everyone had a excuse. If you want to hear what happens you will have to read the book. Hattie
Rosa Cline
The Magic School Bus books are always good. This one however was TOO full of facts and jumbled to really make it a good story. The class was much bigger than we normally are used to so with having more students and facts were all over the pages it just took away the 'fun' part of learning and was more just facts put in a story. It was still a very good book to learn about the earth, the layers of soil, fossils, etc. So if you are looking for a book to help teach a child about inside the earth I ...more
Lisa Vegan
Oct 27, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children for intro to sciences
Loved this one as I've always been interested in geology. But all the Magic School Books are a wonderful tool for teaching science to kids. They're fun and effective in inspiring young children to want to learn more about various branches of science.
Kayla Dunbar
I thought this book was very informational. Like all the other Magic School Bus books Ms. Frizzle is crazy and makes learning fun. The illustrations help enhance the story. It shows students about rocks in a different manner. This book would be a good lead into a rocks discussion. Before bringing real rocks into the class the student could read this book to understand what different types of rocks look like. This is also a could book to help in force the information on rocks if a student is not ...more
Kathleen
"Inside the Earth" is part story, part informational text - a hybrid genre. It tells the story of Ms. Frizzle and a group of students that are learning about a new topic, rocks. Ms. Frizzle gets the kids onto the magic school bus and they travel into the Earth (what better way to learn about rocks?) when the students forget to bring in their own to study.

This text is Illustrated in graphic novel style but also presents the main arc of the narrative in traditional prose. Most of the factual info
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Makiyah Anderson
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The Magic School Bus

The tittle of the book i have read it called The Magic School Bus .Joanna Cole is the author of the book I have read. The genre of the book is Realistic-Fiction.
The main character’s in the book is Ms. Frizzle, Arnold, Phoebe,Dorothy, Tim, Liz the Iguana, and Conrad. The main characters did was panic because Arnold was late to the talent show and he had the act that the were showing off but he could not find them because his cousin Conrad lost them all when h
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Taneka
Mrs. Frizzle’s class is learning about animals when she decides that they will learn something new. They will begin learning about the earth. She takes the kids on a trip on the magic school bus where they dig through the earth to learn about rocks and other material components of the planet. Along the way they learn about different types of rocks and the different layers of the earth. The kids also learn new words to add to their vocabulary, like “sedimentary” and “metamorphic”. The facts on ev ...more
Brooke

A book about taking a "magic school bus" through the earth is obviously fictional; however, it allows students to process factual information about the earth in a creative way. This book does not just teach the readers about the layers of the earth, it shows them. Mrs. Frizzle literally takes her students there! We may not be able to do this in our classrooms, but this book sure can help! We just need to remind our students that some of the events that take place in the Magic School bus are just
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Jessica Scranton
The Magic School Bus inside the Earth by Joanna Cole is a children’s book about a classroom and teacher that take a ride on the magic school bus to explore the different layers of the Earth’s surface. They learn about different types of rocks, soils and where these different things are found. I thought this story was very cute. I know I used to love the Magic School Bus books and TV series.
This children’s book is part of a series that I find very interesting. The series is about a classroom th
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Jane Woodside
The Magic School Bus Inside The Earth by Joanna Cole was a great book, much like all of her Magic School Bus books. This one is about rock collecting and learning about different types of rock in our Earth.

This book is very accurate about the types of rock, and gives factual information about where each are located and facts about the different types. It is in an organized way because the magic school bus went through the Earth, and in each new layer they found different types of rocks, which is
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Lacey
The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth is a fictional story that talks about the inside of the earth. The students in Mrs. Frizzle’s classroom go on an adventure traveling the inside of the earth looking for rocks. They learn about the different types, the layers of the Earth, fossils, volcanoes, soil, and clouds. The book ends when the students return to school.

This book is extremely accurate. The author does an excellent job explain the types of rocks. The information is very factual. The book
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Caitlin Schwatka
I absolutely loved Magic Schoolbus as a kid! Needless to say, I was happy to reread one of my favorite Magic Schoolbus adventures for this portfolio project. This particular Magic Schoolbus book is about exploring the different layers of the Earth and showing through the illustrations what they look like.
While humans cannot actually take a "Magic Schoolbus" adventure, all the information presented is factual when it comes to the inner makings of the Earth. The information is presented in a fun a
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Chelsea
“The Magic School Bus” is a renowned children’s informational book series-by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen- that takes readers on different educational journeys through Ms. Frizzle and her class. Within the “Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth,” Ms. Frizzle and her class embark on a journey that takes them inside the Earth where they discover the different types of rocks, caves, volcanoes and more! Not only is this book visually appealing through its unique illustrations and layout- ...more
Elena Hitch
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth is an informational book written for young readers. The story is about Ms. Frizzle’s class traveling inside of the earth to study rocks. The entire class was assigned homework to bring in a rock to show the class, but only a couple of students completed the assignment. When Ms. Frizzle realized that the students were struggling with the assignment, she decided to take them on a field trip through the crust of the earth. While on the field trip, students stud ...more
Jazmine Shoup
The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth is a fictional story book that takes a scientific look in a creative way at the inside of the earth. From the beloved classroom of Mrs. Frizzle, the students on the magic school bus go on an adventure traveling the inside of the earth. While on the magic school bus, the students discover and learn about the different rock types in the earth, the layers of the earth, fossils, volcanoes, soil, and clouds. The book ends with the students returning to school wi ...more
Megan
This particular Magic School-bus book is about exploring the different layers of the Earth and showing through the illustrations what they actually look like. While humans cannot actually take a "Magic School-bus" adventure, all the information presented is factual when it comes to the inner makings of the Earth. The information is presented in a fun and organized way. Ms. Frizzle introduces each of the Earth's layers in the correct layer, going deeper and deeper until they reach the core, and t ...more
Julia Jasztal
Mommy's review from 9/6/11 -


I haven't checked so I'm not positive but I'm almost sure this book was illustrated by someone different than the last four or five Magic School Bus books we've read. And I prefer the previous illustrator to say the least. The characters in this one, especially Ms. Frizzle, look horrible. You be hard-pressed to portray them worse. It's really only the people, specifically the faces, I have a problem with and I should note that Julia either didn't notice or didn't car
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Laura Driskell
This book is a classic and one of my favorite series when I was younger! Ms. Frizzle's adventures are always fascinating and so fun! This adventure is about them exploring the different layers of the Earth and showing through illustrations what they actually look like. Ms. Frizzle introduces each of the Earth's layers in the correct layer, going deeper and deeper until they reach the core, and then she and her gang of students come out of the Earth's core through a volcano. The fun and exciting ...more
Scott Pagel
With The Magic School Bus, children learn science through entertaining pictures and text – albeit text that is sometimes hard to follow because each page is packed with prose, dialogue bubbles, labels, and blocks of information. The stars of the show are Ms. Frizzle (The Friz) and her Magic School Bus. In this book, The Friz takes her students into the earth where they can learn about geology and earth science. One interesting thing about The Magic School Bus books is that they can be read by be ...more
Danielle Krohn
The Magic School Bus is a great series of books to have available in your classroom. These books have a lot of useful information to offer for young readers' active minds. Younger readers are constantly engaging in new subject and exploring new information. Inside the Earth takes readers on an underground journey to the center of Earth. Children can explore each of the layers that are under the surface of the ground. Joanna Cole provides a very interesting way to present this information by havi ...more
Jacqueline
A great introduction to Earth Science including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks! Also covered are the layers of the earth and volcanoes. The illustrations are easy to digest for young kids and it is a joy to read cover to cover. I think this is true of the entire Magic School Bus series.
Renee
Jan 28, 2014 Renee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone with Kids
Shelves: kids
This book is packed with information about the Earth. Plus, there is enough humor mixed in that my kids were interested throughout the entire story. There is enough science in this book that kids can learn something new each time they pick it up. This is not your average "one and done" book. Children of all ages will go back to it again and again. I know my kids will!
Caitlin
Read this one aloud to my fourth graders to kick off our earth science unit. Despite my concern they would feel it was 'babyish,' they ended up being enthralled. The Friz does it again! Proves there's nothing quite like read-alouds to capture kids' imaginations and attentions.
Rachel C
Ms.Frizzle takes her students into her Magic School Bus and they travel to the inside of Earth. The pages of the book are filled with fun facts and trivia at the sides of the pages. I would use this book for a science unit on the earth's layers and rock formations.
Rachael Vanderhoof
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth is a wonderful informational picture book. When Ms. Frizzle announces to her class that they will be studying about earth, she asks everyone to bring in a rock for show and tell. Most of the class forgets to complete the assignment. She decides to take a field trip in order to collect the rocks. The class ends up going on a crazy adventure to the inside of the earth. They learn about a variety of things, including types of rocks, the rock cycle, and volcanoe ...more
Katie Williams
Inside the Earth is predictably about the inside of the Earth. The class in the story engages in a trip to the center of the earth, collect rock samples along the way. An lesson that could go along with this book would be for students to bring in rocks one day that maybe they have collected or found around their neighborhood. The teacher could then bring in a chart or pull up a digital one online and together the class could try to figure out what kind of rock they brought in and where it might ...more
Jen
I should point my friends who mock my teaching wardrobe to Ms. Frizzle, who would scoff at threats of being put on What Not To Wear. However, I will instead say that this series is so wonderful, and so informative, and so incredibly accessible. An absolute treasure, really, even if (like me) you don't actually have any kids around. The characters are funny, snarky, and not annoying, which is nice. Ms. Frizzle is a riot. And, of course, you get to hop on a bus and go through the Earth to a volcan ...more
Danet
Haha, I'd forgotten how fun it was to read through a book and also see the blurbs of dialogue the characters are saying during the narration. This book is really informative--it has loads of facts about the earth and having taken geology myself, it's a relief to see that I recognize most of the facts that Joanna Cole includes in the story. It was pretty funny that the kids' hw assignment wasn't done, like so many kids these days. Ms. Frizzle simply had to figure out something better to do! I hop ...more
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Joanna Cole who also writes under the pseudonym B. J. Barnet is an author of children’s books who teaches science.

She is most famous as the author of The Magic School Bus series of children's books. Joanna Cole has written over 250 books ranging from her first book Cockroach to her famous series Magic School Bus.

Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby East Orange. She loved scie
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