The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular
Field Trip Notes
It's the night of the rock lover's annual GRANITE awards, and Arnold is about to become the first kid ever to win the coveted Rocky Award. He's so excited that all he's been able to eat for weeks are Seaweedies - and lots of them! When he arrives for the big event, he's totally nervous. He's also totally orange! After Arnold's friends determine that the orange isn't on his skin, they shrink down to find out what's underneath. They discover that his whole body is made of living cells - and they're all orange! But where is the orange coming from...and how can they make it go away in time?
Make a Yeast Feast
Time: 20 minutes, then observe periodically for next 40 minutes
Group Size: 2-4
Arnold's classmates discover that his body cells are alive. Your kids investigate whether yeast cells are alive.
What You Need
For the Class
For Each Group
For the class and each group:
Talk About It
Ask: What do you need to grow? (food, for one)
What To Do
Have a pizza party. Make pizza dough. Ask: What makes dough rise? (carbon dioxide gas from the feeding yeast cells)