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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great supplemental tool for science learning; my 2 year old is just as fascinated as my 11 year old.Published 5 days ago by silverliningsmom
My 2nd grade students love this series. They are extremely informative and a great way to wrap up a science lesson in a fun, 25-minute video.Published 8 days ago by KOL
Quality was great and the arrival time was faster than I anticipatedPublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this as a gift for my sister who teaches kindergarten and she LOVED it. Growing up we watched The Magic School Bus and had the chance to learn while watching a pretty... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel