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The Magic School Bus - Human Body
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If you're unfamiliar with the premise, the central characters are Ms. Frizzle (a teacher), her class, Liz the lizard and the Bus. Ms. Frizzle takes her class on crazy field trips, where Bus--and sometimes the kids!--experience a transformation so they can get closer to the action. (For example, become a bee or turning into water droplets.)
One of our most recent purchases was The Human Body and it's excellent as always. These three episodes cover various aspects of the human body:
*For Lunch - The digestive system
*Inside Ralphie - The circulatory system
*Flexes Its Muscles - Bones, Muscles and Joints
There is also a peek inside Map of the Human Body for kids to explore.
This CD runs about 80 minutes and is supposedly geared towards children 3-8. Personally, I think the age-appropriate range is more like 6-10 because of the complex concepts introduced.
However, if younger kids enjoy it--more power to them! It certainly can't hurt to introduce science to younger kids if the Magic School Bus holds their interest.
My 8-year old son really enjoys the series now (he didn't get into it when he was younger), so I use the Magic School Bus series to supplement our learning/experimenting with science principles. And, my son seems to love The Human Body; in fact, he's watching it right now!
Overall though, a pleasure to watch as usual. The first two episodes more than make up for my annoyance with the third. The kids love them.
The total running time is about 80 minutes, and the language options are English, Spanish and French. Though this series was made sometime in the early 90s, the themes are still part of school curriculum today, and this is a wonderful series to inculcate love of science in children. I've not come across another series such as this for making science fun and engaging for young children
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a purchase of a used video. I am so glad I tried it . The video quality was exceptional and the students enjoyed the series.Published on May 29, 2013 by Sheila D. Lampe
This is very educational for the grandchildren to watch. Thanks for making this easy to buy. Great product. Keeps their attention.Published on December 30, 2012 by Leeona
You can buy this for about $7 at B&N or other sites. Or you can pay $40 for it here. Your choice!Published on August 10, 2012 by Dan G.
Ms. Frizzle is awesome! I teach Jr. High and High School Science and my students LOVE The Magic School Bus! Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Chummoi
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