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The Magic School Bus Teaching Resources

Scholastic and The Magic School Bus have put together some exciting ideas to supplement your current curriculum. These lessons and activities build on children's interest in The Magic School Bus and provide opportunities for hands-on learning.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

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In honor of The Magic School Bus's 25th Anniversary, we have put together some exciting ideas to supplement your current curriculum. These lessons and activities build on children's interest in The Magic School Bus and provide opportunities for hands-on learning.

Student Activities

Going Buggy With Ms. Frizzle

Virtual Field Trip to the Liberty Science Center

Book Lesson Plans

The Magic School Bus - Five Senses
The Five Senses

The Magic School Bus: Gets Lost in Space
Reading and Writing About the Solar System

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks and The Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About the Water Cycle
I Just Drank George Washington's Water!

The Magic School Bus Wild Whale Watch
Wild Whale Watch Lesson Plan

Ms. Frizzle's Adventures in Ancient Egypt Discussion Guide

Author Q&A: author Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen

Science Lessons

Animals
The Magic School Bus in the City 

Archaeology
The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells

Dinosaurs
The Magic School Busasaurus

Earth Science
The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top
The Magic School Bus in the Arctic
The Earth: An Interdisciplinary Unit

Environment
The Magic School Bus Holiday Special
The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad

Forces and Motion
The Magic School Bua Gains Weight
The Magic School Bus Goes on Air 
The Magic School Bus Plays Ball
The Magic School Bus Taking Flight

Human Body
The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles
The Magic School Bus for Lunch 
The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular

Insects
The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants
The Magic School Bus and the Butterfly and the Beast
The Magic School Bus in a Beehive
The Magic School Bus Spins a Web
The Magic School Bus Explores the World of Bugs

Kitchen Science
The Magic School Bus Baked in a Cake

Life Science
The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten
The Magic School Bus Goes Upstream
The Magic School in a Pickle
The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie
The Magic School Bus Works Out

Machines and Buildings
The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed
The Magic School Bus Revving Up

Plants and Ecology
The Magic School Bus Gets All Dried Up
The Magic School Bus Gets Planted
The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed
The Magic School Bus Under Construction

Power and Energy
The Magic School Bus Gets a Bright Idea
The Magic School Bus Gets Charged
The Magic School Bus Gets Swamped

Physical Science
The Magic School Bus in the Haunted House
The Magic School Bus Makes a Stink
The Magic School Bus Meets Molly Cule

Space
The Magic School Bus Lost in Space
The Magic School Bus Out of This World
The Magic School Bus Sees Stars

Water and Ocean
The Magic School Bus Goes to Muscle Beach
The Magic School Bus Rocks and Rolls
The Magic School Bus Takes a Dive
The Magic School Bus Wet All Over

Weather
The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm
The Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow

  • Subjects:
    Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Archaeology and Anthropology, Planets, Moons, Solar Systems, Space Travel, Universe and Stars, Cells, Germs and Microbes, Human Body, Paleontology and Fossils, Early Science, Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Electricity, Energy, Heat, Light, Sound, Science through Literature, Seasons and Weather
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The Magic School Bus: Science Fun Activities

Lessons designed to help you use Scholastic's The Magic School Bus as a supplement to your curriculum. The activities provided build on children's interest in The Magic School Bus and offer lots of opportunities to engage them in hands-on learning. Remember what Ms. Frizzle says, "Get out there and explore!"