The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

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Scholastic Press, 1997 - Electric power - 48 pages
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Ms. Frizzle takes her class on a field trip through the town's electrical wires so they can learn how electricity is generated and how it is used

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User Review  - sommerkirk - LibraryThing

I love anything Magic School Bus related, and the electric field trip was truly electric. I found this book and got so excited because many of my students' homes lost power in the recent storm and we ... Read full review

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User Review  - amassingale - LibraryThing

Factual. (fiction but full of facts.) This is a fun book to use when paired with the TV show. Also good for students that can read on their own so that they can read all of the speech bubbles on their own time. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award. She currently resides in Connecticut.

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