The Magic School Bus Going Batty
Field Trip Notes
The class is studying nocturnal animals, and Ms. Frizzle takes the parents on a nighttime field trip to learn more about bats. As the night progresses, Ralphie becomes convinced that The Friz is a vampire! The class follows Ms. Frizzle and their parents to a scary old castle where, by becoming bats themselves, the kids find out the wonderful truth about these creatures of the night, and Ms. Frizzle!
Seeing with Sound
Time: 40 minutes
Group Size: Up to 14
As BatKids, Ms. Frizzle’s students use echolocation to find their way through the dark. Your kids can use sound to find their way through the room.
What You Need
Talk About It
Ask: How could you get around the room if it were too dark to see?
What To Do
Ask: Why do bats come out at night? (Predators and prey can’t see in the dark, but bats can locate them with echolocation.)