Magic School Bus Games

We love the Magic School Bus books. Ms Frizzle and her class bring science to life in their numerous adventures. Now if only they had interactive Magic School Bus games, too…

Oh but they do! Or they did. Rather they do and they did.

Back during the years when it was still fashionable to have CD ROM games, they had:

MSB FlightMSB Human BodyMSB MarsMSB DinosaursMSB ConcertMSB Earth

 

Here is a preview of the Magic School Bus Explores the Age of Dinosaurs:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdqpToKTzBw

And you can see the Magic School Bus Explores the Rainforest here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4jBSXuImGI&list=PLBBD52C3EC15F9A35&index=4

Unfortunately, these games are quite old and use the old operating systems, so I don’t know whether they would still work on the newer platforms. You might be able to figure out a way to make it work, too, but that’s a little beyond me. If you do figure it out, be sure to drop me a note. We would love to be able to play the games too.

They also have downloadable versions of a few of the games online (it costs $19.95 to download):

MSB AnimalsMSB VolcanoMSB BugsMSB Solar SystemMSB OceansMSB Rainforest

It is a pity they don’t have newer versions of these games because they really do look like a fun way to learn about science. The good news is that Scholastic released Magic School Bus Oceans for Nintendo DS in September last year so perhaps it will be the first of more to come. But you’ll have to have the Nintendo DS in order to play it, though.

In the meantime, the rest of us can play Magic School Bus games online on the Scholastic website. Unfortunately, they lack the pizazz of the CD ROM games, but beggars can’t be choosers. Scholastic, if you’re reading, we’d love more Magic School Bus games!

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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