The Magic School Bus Under Construction
Field Trip Notes
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?
Time: 30 minutes
Group Size: 2-4
The Magic School Bus kids discover that the right biedge design can carry them across an alligator-infested bathtub. Challenge your kids to bridge a chasm with gumdrops and toothpicks.
What You Need
Talk About It
Show kids the gumdrops and toothpicks. Ask: Could you build a strong bridge with gumdrops and toothpicks?
What To Do
Challenge teams to build the tallest tower they can with gumdrops and toothpicks. Does “triangle power” help in building tall towers?
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