science pedagogy

Complex Science Flowchart: An Understanding Science infographic

This resource developed by the UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology for their project Understanding Science helps science teachers working with middle school and higher grades to expand and complicate the scientific method/...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

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

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

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