Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Science Through The Magic School Bus

Have you heard of the Magic School Bus?

I remembered playing one of the The Magic School Bus educational software back in the '90s. Fast forward 2011, my dear son is now into The Magic School Bus books. After reading the first book on human body, he was able to tell me about blood cells, white blood cells fighting disease germs, digestion and more! At first it might be a little overwhelming with facts all over the place in a single page. So take some time to digest it first before reading it with your child. 

The Magic School Bus is a series of children's books about science. They feature Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher, and her class, who board a magical school bus which takes them on field trips to very interesting locations such as the solar system, clouds, and the human body. 

The original series titles:

  1. At the Waterworks
  2. Inside the Earth
  3. Inside the Human Body
  4. Lost in the Solar System
  5. On the Ocean Floor
  6. In the Time of the Dinosaurs
  7. Inside a Hurricane
  8. Inside a Beehive
  9. And the Electric Field Trip
  10. Explores the Senses
  11. And the Science Fair Expedition
  12. And the Climate Challenge

Now they have chapter books and many other titles based on The Magic School Bus.

They also have a TV series aired in the '90s. There are 52 episodes in all. You can actually find some of them on Youtube here. Each episode is about 25 minutes. The books and TV series are for children age 6 and up. I

You can visit The Magic School Bus website. Fun activities for kids to play and learn.


CL said...

I have a few books on the magic school bus.. problem is that I find it hard to explain to my children in chinese, so I might wait for a while before reading to them... like you said, too many facts in a page. thanks for the youtube links, it would great to let them watch some videos before reading the book to them ...

lydia said...

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A gift from God said...


Watching the cartoon is easier.... :)

Christianbook.com charges 33% or 35% for shipping (can't remember exactly).