The new iteration of the enduring franchise features a modernized Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science. Each new episode promises thrilling discoveries, heart-pounding explorations and relatable humor, while encouraging kids to think critically and creatively to answer questions and solve problems. The series also features the latest tech innovations such as robotics, wearables and camera technology to captivate children's imaginations and motivate their interest in the sciences. The all-new episodes also leverage advancements in animation, science and technology in a way that will delight a new generation of young viewers, and like its predecessor, will help kids around the world discover the magic and value of exploration and innovation.
Uniquely aligned with the global emphasis on STEM education, the new "Magic School Bus 360 degrees" showcases all fields of science, while embracing technology as a creative tool that supports learning and impacts daily life. The series provides an exceptional opportunity for kids to watch, learn and explore science, inspiring them to become active participants in the scientific process through the show's extraordinary adventures and fantastic discoveries.
Airing for 18 consecutive years and seen in more than 39 countries, "The Magic School Bus" is the longest-running kids' science series in history. The standout show has earned more than 100 prestigious awards, including an Emmy Award, Annenberg Award and National Education Association Award. "The Magic School Bus" has also garnered high praise from parents and educators for making science education fun and appealing to all audiences, with a specific emphasis on those populations historically at risk of "science avoidance," such as girls and minorities. The series was inspired by the best-selling Scholastic books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen, with over 85 million books in print worldwide in nine languages. In 2011, "The Magic School Bus" celebrated its 25th anniversary.