The Magic School BusInside the EarthA CyberlessonBy Christine Woods
INTRODUCTIONThe Magic School BusInside the Earthby Joanna Cole& Bruce Degen Have you ever wondered what it is like inside of the earth? Did you know that the inside of the earth is made of rocks and minerals? Today you will take a journey with Mrs. Frizzle and her class to explore the inside of the earth and find answers to questions that you may have.
Materials • A copy of The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole • A computer with internet access • Recording sheets • Pencil • Crayons or colored pencils
Before Reading 1. Before you begin your journey to the inside of the earth, write down at least 3 facts that you already know about rocks and minerals. 2. Next, click on the picture and read about how 3 types of rocks are formed and examples of different types of rocks found inside of the earth. 3. Finally, write down at least 3 questions that you have about rocks and minerals or about the inside of the earth. Your journey is now about to begin!
During Reading • If you find answers to your questions while you are reading, write them down on your sheet. • On the chart provided, write down any information you find about sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous rocks including how they are formed and examples of each type.
After Reading • Look back into the book and choose 3 kinds of rocks. • For each rock: • Draw and color a picture of it • Tell what type of rock it is (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) • Write about one way it could be used
Beyond Reading Click on the school bus to get to the rock quiz and movie and learn more about rocks and minerals.
Credits • The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degan • www.rockhounds.com • www.yahooligans.yahoo.com • www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/index.htm