The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series
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This 8-DVD set containing all 52 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated science-adventure series. Based on the bestselling books, kids everywhere can get charged up about science with this collectible, first-ever The Magic School Bus Complete Series.
Ride with Ms. Frizzle, teacher extraordinaire, and her enthusiastic, inquisitive students as their Magic School Bus takes them on cliff-hanging field trips inside the human body, back to prehistoric times, far out into space, and everywhere else in between!
Grab a seat and hang on for all four seasons of the longest-running kids science series ever! Inside find a full list of episodes, science topics, experiments and more!
Kid's Guide Includes: Experiments, Activities, Facts and Notes, and more!
Languages: English and Spanish
Top Customer Reviews
Packaging: The box set looks great. The cover is done in a 3-D lenticular design that already ups the cool quotient. Each of the eight DVDs is enclosed in its own case within the set with complete episode information for easy access. Each individual season has thirteen episodes over two of the DVDs.
Content: 52 episodes at approximately 22 hours of complete running time. Recommended ages 4-10. English or Spanish language options.
Bonus Material: A 24 page kids activity guide is a nice addition (though not the most sophisticated presentation I've ever seen). More valuable is the Parents' Guide. This tool helps you orchestrate lessons with your kids and makes this an invaluable teaching tool. I, personally, love that "The Magic School Bus" advocates parent involvement as opposed to being just another TV show to plant your kids in front of (although that's certainly an option too).Read more ›
The story series around Ms. Valerie Frizzle (Lily Tomlin), an eccentric elementary-school teacher who dresses according to the episode's theme. She has a sentient lizard named Liz, and a school bus that can transform into whatever the episode requires.
She has a class of about eight students, who never seem to have math class or anything that requires them to actually stay in the building. Instead, Ms. Frizzle takes them on daily field trips, which the shape-shifting/time-traveling/shrinking bus allows them to do... in a very hands-on manner.
So the class goes on adventures in the digestive system, the bloodstream, a pickle jar, space (multiple times), the desert, a rotting log, an anthill, the Cretaceous Period, the water cycle, the bus's engine, a toy plane, Herp Haven, a beehive, an old monster movie, the Arctic, a magic pinball machine, muscles, the rainforest, a chicken egg, the swamp, the interior of a nose, electrical currents, a computer, a coral reef and so on.
And they learn about all sorts of things -- erosion, stars, cells, friction, ecosystems, microbes, recycling, tidepools, muscle oxygenation, reptiles, bats, light tricks, sound etc. Nothing is hugely in-depth, but they give a pretty good start for kids.
"Magic School Bus" was made in the mid-1990s, but it's actually held up quite well.Read more ›
Joyful and uplifting, The Magic School Bus children's cartoon series is rare because it is one of the few completely free from violence and brutality. (Studies have found that youngsters tend to mimic "fantasy" negative behavior seen on TV - which anyone with some common sense knows - so why is there so much, and for decades? Especially since, as other research shows, children actually prefer non-violent entertainment.)
Recently I sent a relative the full set of 54 for her grandchild (aged 4, whom she was looking after while her daughter had to be away on mid-wifery training) and was told "She has watched and watched the Magic School Bus over and over, all of them".
The complete collection is finally available again. Don't miss!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great educational video for my children, I've ever even learned from it LOLPublished 1 day ago by Lo
My girls and I love to still watch the DVD series. We have even looked up some science experiments to do with certain episodes. The set arrived on time and was handled with care.Published 2 days ago by Cuteuglyshoes
If I could give this a six stars I would, I loved Magic School bus growing up, it nurtured my love of learning, why don't we have more shows like this?Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful series. My kids love them and learn so much science from each episode. They're 2 and 4 years old.Published 9 days ago by Megan Brown
Xmas gift for grandson....have not seen it myself. His Mom said he likes it.Published 14 days ago by MaryBeth Wilkins
We are obsessed with these. Such a great deal!!! I don't mind them watching an episode or two because we then spend the following days discussing what they learned.Published 19 days ago by Nicholas W McGregor
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|Which movies are included in the set?||
says the COMPLETE series... so... I'm sure that means every single TV episode :)
Oct 26, 2015 by Esther Lee | See all 4 posts
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