science pedagogy

Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic (2017)

A science communicator remains inspired by Ms. Frizzle's motto of "take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!". Read more

The Magic School Bus Made the World Safe for Weird Teachers (2020)

"eccentric"; "odd-but-good"; "diverse interests, complete fearlessness, and unflagging cheer"; " unafraid to be enthusiastic"; "never the hero"Read more

The Magic School Bus and Beyond (2022)

How teachers can use hybrid texts (factual + narrative, in this case) for science learning, including activity suggestionsRead more

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need (2021)

Non-profit organization Learning Undefeated brings an "explorer lab bus", a mobile STEM lab to rural and low-income schools for immersive STEM experiences. Read more

The Role of Genre in a Text: Reading through the Waterworks (2004)

Authors discuss the interplay of different genres in the children's book The Magic School Bus: At the Waterworks (1996) with Ms. Frizzle as their science teacher. Read more

Lesson Plan: “The Black Scientific Renaissance of the 1970s-90s:” African American Scientists at Bell Laboratories

This lesson plan is downloaded from the American Institute of Physics' (AIP) Center for the History of Physics to teach about the 1980s and 1990s' "Black renaissance" in Bell Labs, stimulated by the Bell Labs’ Cooperative Research Fellowship Program. Read more

Science for the People: Documents from America’s Movement of Radical Scientists

Collection of primary documents and commentary on the radical science organization Science for the People Read more

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