Magic School Bus
One Tuesday per month, we join Ms. Frizzle and go for a ride on the Magic School Bus! After the video, we do an activity (craft, game, science experiment, etc.) that relates. Click twice on picture for more information.
Monday, September 29, 2014. MSB: For Lunch. Arnold's dream comes true! Ms. Frizzle lets him skip the field trip. What he doesn't know is that HE is the field trip: The Bus takes the rest of the class on a rip-roaring ride through Arnold's digestive system.
Monday, September 29, 2014. The kids used mirrors to see the actions their teeth and tongues made while chewing pieces of celery and banana.
For Lunch: Digestion | Magic School Bus | Scholastic.com
August 11, 2014. MSB Plays Ball. orothy Ann loves her physics book; Ralphie loves baseball. Ms. Frizzle ingeniously combines the two in a page-hopping adventure through Dorothy Ann's book to a "Frictionless baseball game." The whole class learns about pushes and pulls in a remarkable day at a thoroughly unique ball game.
August 11, 2014. The kids used wax paper to put on their feet to eliminate the friction of the carpet - and have fun "ice skating" inside!
Ice Skate With Wax Paper
August 11, 2014. The kids did this Friction Action worksheet that helped them learn about force!
Plays Ball: Forces | Magic School Bus | Scholastic.com
August 4, 2014. Using these ideas, the kids worked together as sea creatures sometimes do to protect themselves from predators.
Takes a Dive: Coral Reefs | Magic School Bus | Scholastic.com
August 4, 2014. MSB: Takes a Dive. When the Magic School Bus takes a dive, Wanda discovers that one of Ms. Frizzle's ancestors was Redbeard the Pirate and a treasure map leads the class to a coral reef where they learn first hand that life there is risky.
July 28, 2014. The kids did these activities, and more, about air pressure.
Goes on Air: Air Pressure | Magic School Bus | Scholastic.com
July 28, 2014. MSB: Goes on Air. We got assigned air, and it’s not fair! The only contribution the kids in Ms. Frizzle’s class have to give the Walkerville Space Capsule is an empty jar. "It’s not empty," argues Keesha. "It’s filled with...air!" "But air doesn’t do anything!" wails Ralphie. They discover the "air-ror" of their ways when they shrink and get stuck inside the jar - and all they find inside the "How-to-Get-Out-of-a-Pickle-Jar-When-You’re-the-Size-of-a-Snail Escape Kit" is...air!
July 21, 2014. MSB: Under Construction. Two inches tall, and trapped in a bathroom at Wanda's house, the kids have to get out before Wanda's mother discovers them. Gathering building materials such as spiky hair curlers, sticky Band-Aids, dental floss, and cotton swabs, the kids use what they've learned about structure to construct a series of towers and bridges across the bathroom to an open window! They get across the toilet OK - but will they get past the alligator in the bathtub?
Monday, July 21, 2014. Using toothpicks and gumdrops, the kids attempted to make steady bridges.
July 7, 2014. MSB: Out of this World. Ms. Frizzle's class rockets into outer space to divert an asteroid from crashing into Earth. The children learn about gravity, meteors and comets while they and Ms. Frizzle race to save the world.
Catalog - Out of this world
Monday, July 7, 2014. We dropped various objects from varying heights into shoe boxes filled with flour, salt and cinnamon to compare crater sizes.
June 30, 2014. MSB Blows its Top. Ms. Frizzle's class and the magic school bus travel underseas to see how a volcano is formed and why a volcano will eventually "blow its top."
June 30, 2014. After the movie, we made these erupting volcanoes!
Erupting volcanoes in preschool
May 13, 2014. We made spiders out of egg cartons.
Egg Carton Spider Craft
April 29, 2014. MSB: In the Rainforest. To celebrate Earth Day, the kids surprise Ms. Frizzle with her very own cocoa tree from the Rainforest Rental Catalog. But when the tree's cocoa bean harvest falls mysteriously short, it's time for, you guessed it, a rousing tropical field trip! Field Trip, Rainforest, Cocoa Tree
April 29, 2014. MSB: In the Rainforest. To celebrate Earth Day, the kids surprise Ms. Frizzle with her very own cocoa tree from the Rainforest Rental Catalog. But when the tree's cocoa bean harvest falls mysteriously short, it's time for, you guessed it, a rousing tropical field trip!
April 1, 2014. MSB Gets Ready, Set, Dough! On Ms. Frizzle's birthday, the bus gets baked into a cake.
April 1, 2014. We did a color changing milk experiment!
March 18, 2014. MSB: Makes a Rainbow. In order to win at Ms. Frizzle's pinball machine, the kids must light up all six colors of the rainbow.