Posted by: katlea611 | May 15, 2012

The Magic School Bus

As eclectic learners, I always want my boys to learn in creative ways.  I don’t want them to be limited to textbooks and in-your-face lessons.  I want them to enjoy interesting and out-of-the-box concepts and lessons and I think The Magic School Bus books, VCDs and DVDs from Scholastic give them that.  Sure, Ethan’s not too interested in the books, but as a visual learner, I’m sure he’ll enjoy the VCDs and DVDs when he’s ready for them.

Nikki really loves The Magic School Bus.  And I love it when he tells me interesting things from the books or the shows.  I mean, how creative can you be in teaching science topics such as the water cycle and microbes?  How can you explain questions to kids such as what are fossils? Or what causes food to spoil?  Or what is the difference between warm and cold blooded animals?

We usually buy The Magic School Bus books in Booksale because I don’t like spending too much for our homeschooling.  I want us to be frugal yet, effective.  Fortunately, my sister buys Magic School Bus books for my boys and I am thankful. For our VCDs and DVDs, we get them at Powerbooks or other similar shops.


Here are the titles of the books we have currently:

1. The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses

2. The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip

3. The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

4. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body

5. The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs

6. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System

7. The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor

8. The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book About Volcanoes

9. The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten: A Book About Food Chain

10. The Magic School Bus Gets a Bright Idea

11. The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds: A Book About How Living Things Grow

12. The Magic School Bus Spins a Web: A Book About Spiders

13. The Magic School Bus Wet All Over

14. The Magic School Bus Field Trip Facts: Notes from Ms. Frizzle’s Kids

15. The Magic School Bus Penguin Puzzle


The VCDs and DVDs we have:

1. The Magic School Bus Wet All Over (Topic: Water)

2. The Magic School Bus The Busasaurus (Topic: Dinosaurs)

3. The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast (Topic: Butterflies)

4. The Magic School Bus Getting Energized (Topic: Energy)

5. The Magic School Bus Gets Ready, Set, Dough (Topic: Kitchen Chemistry)

6. The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants (Topic: Ants)

7. The Magic School Bus Out of This World (Topic: Space Rocks)

8. The Magic School Bus In the Air

9. The Magic School Bus Habitats and Deserts

10. The Magic School Bus Food

11. The Magic School Bus The Human Body

12. The Magic School Bus Learns About Microbes and Reptiles

13. The Magic School Bus Physics


Here’s to more Magic School Bus stuff! 😀

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