Sunday, November 17, 2013

Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip Mentor Text

Those of you that read my blog regularly, know that we are in the middle of our electricity unit in science. The mentor text I want to share with you today is one that I will be reading to my kiddos later this week.
The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip (Magic School Bus Series)

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip by Joanna Cole is a perfect book to share with my kiddos during our unit. My students are very familiar with Magic School Bus books and videos. As fourth graders they have watched/read a lot of them over the years, but this one tends to be new for most of them. This books teaches how electricity travels through towns to light up our homes and the items in our homes.
The Magic School Bus Series 4 Gets Charged - Electricity
After we read this story we will watch The Magic School Bus Gets Charged. It's a great way to review the parts of a circuit (and is perfect for my science class on Friday afternoon since I have conferences until 9pm on Thursday night! Anyone else have a ridiculous parent/teach conference schedule this year?) This video is on Youtube here. I actually bought the entire series of Magic School Bus videos for $39 this summer on Amazon.
What are your favorite science mentor texts? Be sure to check out the lovey ladies at Collaboration Cuties to find more mentor text suggestions.
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  1. I LOVE Magic School Bus! Ms. Frizzle is the BEST!!

    When I teach our electricity unit, we do a fun activity using Christmas lights to test if items are a conductor or an insulator. Do you do anything like that? I could send it to you if you'd like!

    Have a great week and thanks for linking up!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. I too love Mrs. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus! I loved them as a kid and even more so now as a teacher. We actually read this one last week!

  3. We dressed up as our favorite book characters for Halloween and I was Ms. Frizzle. Even my 6th graders thought that was an appropriate character! She's the best!

  4. The Magic School Bus is always packed with lots of good information! Great for upper- elementary!