The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (1988)





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February 12, 2023 - 12:34am

Critical Commentary

This screenshot is captured from the NYT TimesMachine portal. Book reviewer Katherine Bouton writes that the children's book The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (1988) is revolutionizing the teaching of elementary school science, just what Sesame Street did for the teaching of letters and numbers. With Ms. Frizzle, learning is so fun, it's almost incidental. Bouton notes Ms. Frizzle's weird outfits and frames her in the "great tradition of brilliant, demanding, and totally un-self-conscious--or are they totally self-conscious--teachers."

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Katherine Bouton, "The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (1988)", contributed by Prerna Srigyan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 February 2023, accessed 25 May 2024.