From the Manufacturer
Climb on board the Magic School Bus to go underwater on a fantastic voyage that you control. The sonar panel is your way to new discoveries. Click on the keyhole and you’ll see the treasure map! Get out of the bus at each zone to explore! You can really make waves! Change the force of the wind and the slope of the ocean floor to see what happens to the waves.
Ms. Frizzle and her class ride their school bus into seven different ocean zones such as a beach, a coral reef, a kelp forest and a tide pool. Their task is to search for clues that lead to a sunken treasure. Each zone has a science experiment. For example, in one zone kids learn about how waves change depending on the shape of the ocean floor. Children can also play activities like building a sand castle, or cleaning up garbage from the ocean. While kids explore, Ms. Frizzle provides lots of interesting facts about the life of each ocean zone. Testers were sometimes confused about what to do and where to find clues, and grown-ups found the quality of the activities uneven. Still, there’s enough solid content to make the program worthwhile.
Teaches: science, oceans, ocean life
Age Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Copyright © 2000 Children’s Software Revue — From Children’s Software Revue® — “Subscribe Now!”