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**GENERAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM USING MAGIC SCHOOL BUS DVDs**

General Science Supply List

MSB DVD- The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

UE-The Usborne Internet-Linked First Encyclopedia of Science

Books- library books used to reinforce the learning content (any books from your library can be easily substituted). My intention was to choose one fiction and one nonfiction book for each category. Many of the Let’s Read and Find Out Science books are scheduled.

**The following Scholastic eBooks were purchased during a Dollar Days sale, which Scholastic offers several times each year**

Poems- 101 Science Poems and Songs for Young Learners (Scholastic eBook)

Craft- (SRW)-Science Read and Write Books (Scholastic eBook)

(AAA)-Amazing Animal Art Projects (Scholastic eBook)

Experiment- (SBS)-Sandwich Bag Science (Scholastic eBook)

(SOD)-Soda Bottle Science (Scholastic eBook)

(CCS)-Coffee Can Science (Scholastic eBook)

(TS)-Teaching Science: Yes, You Can! (Scholastic eBook)

Games- File Folder Games in Color Science (Scholastic eBook) -these will all be printed and assembled before we begin the year and therefore will not be noted in the supply list *We will also be working our way through the Scholastic The Body Book while we are studying Life Science anatomy and using Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 1 when applicable. ***science supplement (for older students using The Usborne Internet-Linked Science Encyclopedia) *This supplement involves reading a few pages from the encyclopedia and defining one vocabulary word. Magic School Bus Science Notebooking


14 Comment(s)

  1. Kristina

    May 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you so much for this!! It looks great!! Do you think the Amazing Animal Art Projects book is worth the $5 it is on sale for now or would you just google animal crafts? I’m kicking myself for not buying it during one of the prior Scholastic sales for $1. Thanks for your kindness!!



    • edeemarie

      May 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      You are very welcome- I am always happy to share:) As far as the art book, it is really up to you. I added art into science because it was one of those subjects that never gets done here! But if you already have art covered a different way then I wouldn’t worry about it. I do have to say that the book is nice because it has all of the patterns that can just be printed and cut. But, if you have the extra time to look for projects on the Internet I am sure you will find some good ones! So I guess it comes down to a matter of time versus convenience/money. The art book is not really a huge part of the curriculum anyway, just a fun addition:)



  2. Kristina

    June 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Which year of the First Encyclopedia of Science is used? So excited about starting this! Thanks again for your kindness!



  3. Stacy

    June 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Love this! Can you tell me if you got your books from scholastic during their dollar days? This would be a bit of a stretch for our budget if we have to puy the full price. Are their any that aren’t as necessary?
    Thanks!



    • edeemarie

      June 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      I did purchase the books during their Dollar Days sale. Unfortunately their sales are unpredictable, but I think last year they ran one in late summer before school started. As far as the books, I would say the most essential ones are the books used for the experiments. The rest are just fun bonus activities but you don’t really “need” them. Hope that helps:)



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  5. Natalie

    August 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    What ages would you recommend this curriculum for?



    • edeemarie

      August 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      I am using it with preK, 2nd, and 4th grade. My 4th grader uses the vocabulary supplement, and I expect a lot less writing when it comes to the experiments with my preKer…he mostly just watches. So I think anything in that age range would work well!



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  7. Angela at Cross and Quill Media

    August 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    We just featured the link to your resource in our Ultimate Magic School Bus Collection!

    Great work, and blessings on your homeschool.

    http://www.crossandquillmedia.com/2013/08/25/using-magic-school-bus-science-curriculum/



  8. Kaci

    December 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

    When my son was small around 5 and 6 (he is now 18) we ordered the Magic School Bus books that came with a project each month. He loved them and we are saving them for his children to read someday. He thrived with those books.



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