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Creators: Magic School Bus Science

Posted by Trisha Fyfe on January 18, 2016 at 12:10 AM

We are going to have a lot of fun this semester! My thoughts for this class are to start each day by reading a book from the Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole. We are going to try one book/theme a week, but if it seems to be too much, we can carry topics over by adding additional weeks and cutting out a few books. Each day we will read together, discuss the theme and related vocabulary, do an activity or experiment, and record our findings in a science notebook (I am providing these). Here is our tentative schedule:

 

January 19- Who is Ms. Frizzle? What is the Magic School Bus? What makes a good scientist? Start Science Notebooks

 

January 26- The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System (Activity: Mapping out/drawing planets in our solar system)

 

February 2- The Magic School Bus: On the Ocean Floor (Experiment: Density of water- salt vs. fresh water & warm vs. cold water)

 

February 9 No School

 

February 16- The Magic School Bus: At the Waterworks and/or The Magic School Bus: Wet All Over (Experiment: The water cycle- making rain)

 

February 23- The Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane (Activity: Types of clouds)

 

March 1- The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth (Activity: Play-Doh models of Earth’s layers)

 

March 8 Invention Convention

 

March 15- The Magic School Bus: Blows its Top (Experiment: Volcanoes in action)

 

March 22 No School

 

March 29- The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body (Activity: Where does our food go? The digestive system)

 

April 5- The Magic School Bus: Explore the Senses (Experiment: Sound and vision- seeing sounds)

 

April 12 Eggonauts

 

April 19- The Magic School Bus: Inside a Beehive (Activity: Honeybee Bop- how do bees communicate?)

 

April 26- The Magic School Bus: In the Time of Dinosaurs (Activity: Making/identifying fossils)

 

May 3- The Magic School Bus: The Electric Fieldtrip (Experiments: Balloons and static electricty)

 

May 10 Field Day

 

 

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