The Magic School Bus In the Haunted House
Field Trip Notes
It all starts when Ms. Frizzles class is rehearsing Concerto for Invented Instrument. Carloss invented instrument looks great, but sounds ploopy. Ms. Frizzle takes the kids to the Sound Museum - which is a spooky old house on a lonely hill, full of mysterious sounds. The children explore the Soundscape Room, hearing sounds from jungle, mountain, sea, and city environments. In another room, the kids feel vibrations when they play giant musical instruments. They put on special glasses and see sound waves in the Sound-O-Vision room. Can Carlos learn how to get the right sound from his musical instrument in time for the concert?
When the Magic School Bus Kids play giant musical instruments, they see and feel the vibrations. Your kids can see - as well as hear - the results of vibrations in this activity. Have children work in small groups.
What You Need
Have children put their hands on their throats, then speak, sing, or hum. Can they feel the vibrations?
What To Do
Children can work in groups to make up their own Concerto for Invented Instruments.