The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast
Field Trip Notes
The school soccer team is about to play a big game - and they need a new mascot. Janet, Arnold's bossy cousin, suggests the 'Bog Beast' as mascot, and the class heads for Butterfly Bog in search of the beast. There, the bus shrinks to butterfly size, and the kids are tricked, surprised, and frightened by what they think are 'Bog Beasts.' The kids discover that 'Bog Beasts' are really butterflies - winged wonders that protect themselves with camouflage and mimicry. The kids agree: A butterfly will make a great mascot. If only they can unshrink themselves by game time!
Time: 30 minutes
Group Size: One
What You Need
Talk About It
How does the way butterflies look help protect them?
What To Do
Have kids swap butterflies with each other. Ask: What can you tell about how the other children’s butterflies protect themselves?