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The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

Last updated Friday, August 19, 2005

Author: Joanna Cole
Illustrator: Bruce Degen
Date of Publication: 1999
ISBN: 0785730028
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Apr. 2003

Synopsis: On another special field trip aboard the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class journeys under the sea to learn about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a food chain headband featuring aquatic animals like those on page 23.
•  Make a scuba mask, and decorate with ocean items from the book.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!