The Magic School Bus In the City
Field Trip Notes
Ms. Frizzle's class is visiting the zoo, which is, according to Tim, the only place in the city where a wild animal can survive. To test this idea - ZAP! - Ms. Frizzle turns them all into possums, foxes, and falcons! The Bus, with Liz inside, becomes a bear, and, unfortunately, wanders off looking for food. Will the kid-animals be able to find the bus-bear before the zookeeper does? And is Tim right? How could animals like themselves survive in the city?
Walk on the Wild Side
Time: 50 minutes
Group Size: 4-6
Ms. Frizzle's kids discover that they share their city with wild critters. Your kids take a wildlife field trip of your neighborhood to discover what lives there.
What You Need
For each student:
Talk About It
Ask: Do wild animals live in our community? Which ones? Why might they want to live here?
What To Do
Encourage families to record wildlife sightings. Add them to your map, and display it for a family night.