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The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth

The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth

by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Bruce Degen

What a mess! The kids in Ms. Frizzle's class have been studying animals' homes. There's a beehive, a wasp's nest, an ant farm — even a beaver lodge right in the classroom. It's a relief when the Friz announces, "Today we start something new." They are going to study earth science.

For homework, the kids are supposed to bring in rocks. But when they show up with everything from concrete to muddy Styrofoam, Ms. Frizzle decides it's time for a field trip. All aboard the Magic School Bus! The class digs through the earth's crust, then travels straight to the center of the earth and out the other side — through the mouth of a volcano! Rock collecting has never been quite like this!

8, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Informational, Adventure

About the Author and Illustrator

Joanna Cole Children's author Joanna Cole's work includes The Magic School Bus series.
Bruce Degen Children's book author Bruce Degen's work includes The Magic School Bus Series.

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