Science Resources: Magic School Bus Science Kits

Magic School Bus’ Science Kits are a series of fun and exciting science kits based on the popular Magic School Bus book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. Ms Frizzle and her students make science an exhilarating experience for budding scientists. This series has won over 40 awards, including:

  • National Association of Gifted Children Gifted Child Holiday Pick List
  • Dr. Toy’s Best 10 Educational Products and 100 Best Children’s Products Awards
  • Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine
  • Father’s Day Seal of Approval from Mr. Dad eChoice (Editor’s Choice) Award
  • Seal of Approval and Award of Excellence from The Toy Man
  • Three iParenting Media Outstanding Products Awards
  • Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) Honors
  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Recommended Awards

The mission of The Young Scientists Club is simple – to offer children quality, science-related products that will fascinate them with the wonders of scientific discover and spark their interest in future scientific endeavors. All products are designed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents with one purpose in mine – to combine fun and fascination with quality and learning in each and every product.

Product Details:

  • All kits are put on the market after it has passed the ultimate test-approval by multiple teams of Young Scientists
  • Kits come with all supplies needed (except for common household items)
  • A detailed manual with guidance for the parents that has been designed just like the famous books

A Journey into the Human Body

Seatbelts, everyone. Get ready to discover The Human Body! Ms Frizzle and her students will take your young scientist on a wild ride into the human body with these breathtaking experiments: bend bones, make joints, map taste buds, expand lungs, build a stethoscope, measure lung capacities and heart rates, perform the iodine starch test, spin glitter, simulate synovial fluid, create a human body poster, and much, much more. This exciting kit includes a life-size poster with 8 sheets of body part stickers.

Chemistry Lab

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with the Magic School Bus as they explore the field of chemistry. Young Scientists make sticky ice, use litmus paper, measure pH, perform chromatography, make bubble sculptures, wake-up fungus, create slime, form a bouncy ball, learn about density, produce a milk rainbow, plate copper, explode a volcano and much, much more. This exhilarating bus-shaped kit comes packed with science components, 51 colorful experiment cards and a data notebook to record observations.

The Wonders of Nature

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the wonders of nature. Young Scientists make a bug house, find treasures on a scavenger hunt, cast an animal track, create a paper mache ant, learn about the life cycle, build an ant farm, explore sun prints, construct leaf art, dry flowers, dissolve an egg shell, play the animal tracks game and much, much more! Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to Explore the Wonders of Nature!

The Mysteries of Rainbows

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the mysteries of rainbows with these awesome experiments. Young Scientists wear rainbow glasses, design a rainbow spinner, blow rainbow bubbles, make rainbow milk, bend white light, mix colored paddles, bounce light waves off ceilings, recreate Newton’s prism experiment, and much, much more.

The World of Germs

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the world of germs with these thrilling experiments. Young Scientists will grow bacteria and fungi, test antibiotics, make a fungus bubble, explore antibiotics, grow mold, wake up fungi, cultivate bacteria in yogurt, use yeast to inflate a balloon, and much, much more.

Erupting Volcanoes

Ms. Frizzle and her students take young scientists on a wild ride while blasting off with erupting volcanoes. Young scientists learn about the layers of the Earth, study tectonic plate movement, explore different volcanic shapes and eruptions, make real pumice float, create the ultimate “lava” mixture, paint and explode a volcano and much, much more. This explosive kit includes:

  • a colorful poster with volcanic facts, pictures and stickers
  • 20 page colorful illustrated manual with a guide for the adult
  • real volcanic rock

Diving into Slime, Gel, and Goop

In this adventure, Ms. Frizzle and her students will take Young Scientists diving into slime, gel, and goop with fun and fabulous experiments. Discover oobleck, produce glue from milk, grow jiggly marbles, make snow from super-absorbent crystals, form a bouncy ball, create slime, expand super-absorbent gel crystals, melt fake snow, learn about polymers, and much, much more. This polymer kit includes extra gels, super-absorbent crystals, and marbles to repeat the fun.

Jumping into Electricity

Ms. Frizzle and her students take young scientists on a wild ride by jumping into electricity. Young Scientists generate lightning bolts, use anti-static sheets, make cereal dance, bend a water stream, create static hair, construct an electric circuit, build a light switch, experiment with insulators and conductors, design electric games and much, much more. This electrifying kit includes:

  • a colorful circuit board holder
  • 20 page colorful illustrated manual with a guide for the adult
  • materials to make circuits with light bulbs, buzzer, games and more

Soaring into Flight

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists soaring into flight with dozen dynamic experiments. Youngsters build balloon-jet, experiment with parachutes, make spinner soar, create the ultimate paper airplane, make paper magically rise, move floating ping pong balls, collapse juice box, fly glider, lift off rockets, and much, much more. Seatbelts, everyone. Get ready to Soar into Flight!

Engineering Lab

Ms Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with The Magic School Bus as they explore the fascinating world of engineering. Young scientists are asked by Ms. Frizzle to solve all kinds of fun and unique problems that lead to discoveries in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical and even civil engineering. Young Scientists become engineers when they build a solar oven, design a car, construct a bridge, create solar energy, design an electric game, make a simple machine, construct a submarine and much, much more! This bus-shaped kit includes:

  • 33 colorful experiment cards
  • a data notebook to record experiment designs
  • science components such as a solar panel, motor, buzzer, electric wires and more

The Secrets of Space

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride into the secrets of space with spectacular experiments. Youngsters construct a night-vision flashlight, design a solar system mobile, build a constellation box, draw constellation cards, recreate the phases of the moon, make a model of a solar eclipse, observe magic beads change color, assemble a working telescope, and much, much more. This thrilling kit includes an interactive space poster with sheets of planet and star stickers.

Slime and Polymer Lab

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with The Magic School Bus as they explore slime and polymers. Young Scientists take polymers out of milk, make slime, create goop, produce a snow eruption, melt snow, grow super-absorbent flowers, germinate seeds in polymers, perform a polymer trick, dehydrate polymers, and much, much more! This gooey bus-shaped kit includes:

  • 20 colorful experiment cards
  • a data notebook to record observations
  • 10 containers of polymers including super balls, rainbow beads, snow, and gel crystals

Back in Time with the Dinosaurs

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride back in time with the dinosaurs through these marvelous experiments. Young Scientists create a timeline, design a diorama, build a wooden dinosaur replica, make cast and mold fossils, mold clay dinosaur teeth, simulate a dino dig, fold 3D dinosaurs, and much, much more.

Weather Lab

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with The Magic School Bus as they explore the weather. Young Scientists learn about the weather by spinning a pinwheel, making a tornado in a bottle, swirling a paper snake, recreating the water cycle, creating a rain cloud, using a sun dial, constructing a barometer, catching a rainbow and learning about the greenhouse effect. Young Scientists become their own meteorologist by building the bus-shaped weather station with a thermometer, rain gauge, wind meter, wind vane and compass. The weather is then tracked on the enclosed weather chart with colorful stickers. This captivating bus-shaped kit comes packed with:

  • 28 colorful experiment cards
  • weather station
  • weather chart with stickers
  • data notebook to record observations

Microscope Lab

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young scientists on a wild ride with the magic school bus as they explore the world around them with a microscope. Young scientists learn about the history of the microscope, explore the different parts of a microscope and discover how to use a microscope. Young scientists make slides of water droplets, plant parts, textile fibers, all kinds of paper, crystals and much, much more. This investigative bus-shaped kit includes everything a young scientist needs to explore the microscopic world:

  • a microscope that magnifies 100, 300 and 600 times
  • blank slides
  • cover slips
  • tweezers
  • collecting vial
  • 20 colorful experiment cards
  • prepared slides of fungi and algae
  • a data notebook to record observations

Growing Crazy Crystals

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride by growing crazy crystals. Young Scientists explore sugar and salt crystals, grow rock candy, make a crystal star, create crystal art, grow a salt crystal garden, make Epsom salt crystals, create a geode, grow a crystal tree, and much, much more! This crystalizing kit comes with an observation chart to keep track of the crazy crystal growth. Seatbelts everyone! Get ready to Grow Crazy Crystals!

Attracted to Magnificent Magnets

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on wild ride while becoming attractedto magnificent magnets. Young Scientists go on magnetic scavenger hunt, build a compass, make magnetic slime, design magnetic faces, experiment with lodestone, play magnetic games, hold magnetic car races, and much, much more! This magnified kit includes colorful poster with racing track, game board, and experiment diagrams. Seatbelts everyone! Get ready and become Attracted to Magnificent Magnets.

Going Green

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on wild ride by going green with experiments and activities that can Save our Earth. Young Scientists recreate the water cycle, build compost tube, shrink plastic, magically make packing peanuts disappear, decompose food with fungus, form pulp, create new paper, design recycled paper shapes, learn about the Rs, and much, much more.

Solar Energy to the Rescue

Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists on a wild ride with solar energy to the rescue. Young Scientists explore the greenhouse effect, collect real carbon dioxide, recreate global warming in a bottle, use a solar panel to spin a fan, make a solar secret code, design solar spinners, watch solar energy inflate balloons, and much, much more. Seatbelts everyone. Get to the Rescue with Solar Energy.

Magic School Bus Earth Science Kit

The Magic School Bus Earth Science Kit is a 4-in-1 box kit that includes the following four science kits and related books:

  • Mysteries of rainbows
  • Secrets of space
  • Going Green
  • Back in time with the dinosaurs

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