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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.

Magic School Bus

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Monday, February 23, 2015. Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles. Ms. Frizzle's class tries to build a robot to do their chores by studying how the human body works. The robot has problems and they learn how complex the human body really is.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

Monday, February 23, 2015. What if we did not have any joints in our body? We did some experimenting to see how much easier joints make movement!

Monday, February 23, 2015. We did this experiment to bring out our goosebumps, which are small muscles.

Flexing Small Muscles Goosebumps Chill Bumps Science Experiment of the Week 233

Monday, January 12, 2015. Magic School Bus Spins a Web. Ms. Frizzle takes her class to a drive-in movie about a praying mantis. She drives her magic school bus right into the movie to show her class how spiders trap their prey.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

Monday, January 12, 2015. The kids made these spiders out of toilet paper rolls!

Monday, November 10, 2014. Magic School Bus Makes a Stink. Flora Whiff, the famous expert on smell - whose "nose knows" - comes to school to judge the First Annual Smell Search. Ms. Frizzle's class creates a unique smell that is bound to take first prize.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

Monday, November 10, 2014. MSB Makes a Stink. After the video, the kids had to guess various scents. Then they got to mix the scents together to create new scents!

Monday, October 27, 2014. MSB Inside the Haunted House. The class is thrilled about their upcoming concert at the Sound Museum ... until they discover that the spooky mansion is more of a thrill than they bargained for.

Catalog - Magic school bus inside the haunted house

Monday, October 27, 2014. The kids used different items around the library to make "music"!

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.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

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 |

August 11, 2014. MSB Plays Ball. Dorothy 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.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

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 |

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 |

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.

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

July 28, 2014. The kids did these activities, and more, about air pressure.

Goes on Air: Air Pressure | Magic School Bus |

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!

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

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?

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

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."

Catalog - The magic school bus. The complete series

June 30, 2014. After the movie, we made these erupting volcanoes!

Erupting volcanoes in preschool

May 13, 2014. MSB: Spins a Web. The kids are zapped into a monster movie, where they discover the ingenious hunting skills of spiders

Catalog - The magic school bus. Creepy crawly fun