The Magic School Bus Dries Up
Field Trip Notes
Can anyone do something about the weather? It's a hot, muggy day and a thunderstorm might help break the heat. Ralphie fantasizes being a superhero - Weatherman - who controls the weather. He gets to live out his daydream when the class rides The Magic School Bus into the clouds. As Weatherman, Ralphie makes wind, an updraft, clouds, and rain. Then a thunderstorm moves in and The Magic School Bus is caught in the middle of it! Can Weatherman save then day?
Where's The Water?
For once, Arnold is prepared for a field trip! He's wearing desert survival gear. But the class discovers that desert animals have 'built-in' adaptations, or ways of surviving. One adaptation many desert animals have is the ability to get water from their food. Have children work in small groups to find out if foods they eat contain water.
What You Need
For Each Group
Talk About It
Ask children if they think there is water in the food they eat. Why? Together, make a list of foods that kids think contain water.
What To Do
Ask children: What foods would you want to take with you if you were going on a hike in the desert?