In this simplified series, Ms. Frizzle and her students embark on numerous entertaining scientific journeys. The books are based on the PBS television series.


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In the story the “Magic School Bus: Meets The Rot Squad” the class is learning about rot and Mrs. Frizzle decides to take them on a field trip to an empty lot with rotting log. The class decides to get rid of the rotting log thinking that the log has no purpose however, Mrs. Frizzle decides to shrink the magic school bus to teach her students about the benefits of rot. The students learns that a decomposing log helps not only the soil around it but also the living creatures that depend upon it f In the story the “Magic School Bus: Meets The Rot Squad” the class is learning about rot and Mrs. Frizzle decides to take them on a field trip to an empty lot with rotting log. The class decides to get rid of the rotting log thinking that the log has no purpose however, Mrs. Frizzle decides to shrink the magic school bus to teach her students about the benefits of rot. The students learns that a decomposing log helps not only the soil around it but also the living creatures that depend upon it for food and shelter. At the end of the tour of the rotting log the students realize the importance of what the log and rot can contribute to the environment. There are three main fantastic elements present in this book. The first element is animals can talk, specifically Mrs. Frizzle’s green lizard. Although the lizard doesn"t talk much, he has human characteristics for example he wears clothes, burps and even says lunchtime. The second element present is a make believe/imaginative world for example, the students, bus, and Mrs. Frizzle become a lot smaller than a rotting log and even bugs. The last fantastic elements present is a journey occurs for example the students and Mrs. Frizzle take a journey through a rotting log in order to learn about the importance of decomposition and rot. This journey takes a while because the students and Mrs. Frizzle are much smaller than the log. There are three main visual elements present, the color red, the color green, and angular edges. The color red is used as the cover of the entire book. Red represents power and passion which correlates to Mrs. Frizzle and her passion for teaching her students in her unique way using magic. The color green is also used because nature is a huge aspect of the lesson Mrs. Frizzle is trying to teacher her students about the importance of decomposition in an environment. The visual element of shape is used specifically angular edges. At the end of this story, a log remover worker attempts to remove the rotting log with a chain saw. The chain saw has jagged edges which represents the movement of the saw. ...even more
This book is good for grades 3-4. It is a fun way to describe where animals live and it will keep readers engaged. It's a good book to read in front of a class and to have in a classroom. The genre is informational and modern fantasy. This book is good for grades 3-4. It is a fun way to describe where animals live and it will keep readers engaged. It"s a good book to read in front of a class and to have in a classroom. The genre is informational and modern fantasy. ...even more


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Ms. Frizzle's science class is having a disgusting, gross rot contest. After Wanda was pronounced the winner, she was given a baby tree. She decided to plant the tree in a vacant lot which had an old log in it. When Wanda decided to have the old rotten log moved, Ms. Fizzle decides it is time to take a trip to find out what rot has to do with life. Ms. Frizzle helps the class discover how decompostion is an important part of nature. Linda Ward Beech helps bring this Scholastic Magic School Bus b Ms. Frizzle"s science class is having a disgusting, gross rot contest. After Wanda was pronounced the winner, she was given a baby tree. She decided to plant the tree in a vacant lot which had an old log in it. When Wanda decided to have the old rotten log moved, Ms. Fizzle decides it is time to take a trip to find out what rot has to do with life. Ms. Frizzle helps the class discover how decompostion is an important part of nature. Linda Ward Beech helps bring this Scholastic Magic School Bus book to life. She based the book on the Magic School Bus Books written by Joanna Cole. Beech helps students learn the importance of decomposition plus includes a project for parents and children to complete together in the book. Carolyn Bracken"s illustrations help children understand how decomposition works. ...even more