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The Magic School Bus Science Club, Human Body Kit

The Magic School Bus "Human Body" kit

The Magic School Bus “Human Body” kit.

“Santa” brought Jenna(4) a subscription to the Magic School Bus Science Club this year. It was a 50% off deal through Homeschool Buyers Co-op. That comes out to $12 a kit, which is totally worth it. (That deal expires on 1/12/14 btw, so if you’re reading this post way off in the future try hunting around on Groupon, Homeschool Buyers Co-op, or maybe the Young Scientists Club FB page for a discount.)

Here’s what the Human Body kit was like:

This dismembered soda bottle and balloon represents your lungs breathing in air.

This dismembered soda bottle and balloon represent your lungs breathing in air.

This straw, balloon, water and plastic person contraption represents the circulatory system.

This straw, balloon, water and plastic person represent the circulatory system.

A taste test with cocoa, sugar, lime juice and salt.

A taste test with cocoa, sugar, lime juice and salt.

Synovial Fluid in ear experiment: First you put glitter on top of a jar of water. It will float.

Synovial Fluid in ear experiment: First you put glitter on top of a jar of water. It will float.

Next, you spin the jar around. When you put the jar down, the glitter will keep spinning. This represents how the fluid in your ear keeps moving even after you stop, making you feel dizzy.

Next, you spin the jar around. When you put the jar down, the glitter will keep spinning. This represents how the fluid in your ear keeps moving even after you stop, making you feel dizzy.

Some of these experiments you can easily recreate at home. Try checking out The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body from the library first, or else watching the video on Netflix.


2 Comments

  1. Wow! those experiments will definitely enjoy by most children. I love the way it was done in order to teach kids. I know that with that kind of teaching our kids will be more eager to learn.

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