The Magic School Bus class often goes on adventures in space and within the human body but also travel to a pickle jar, the desert, and an anthill. They travel back in time to various eras including the Cretaceous Period. How else can you learn about dinosaurs? The episodes expose the viewers to a wide variety of topics and scientific theories. Though it never gets too technical and the computer science portions are terribly outdated, there is plenty for young viewers to learn.
The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series is a sharp looking set and made even more enticing with the lenticular 3D cover. Parents should have no problem substituting SpongeBob SquarePants for some learning time with the Magic School Bus. Parents may laugh at the dated presentation but probably won’t want to stab their extensive out if they’re in the room while the show is on. Unlike Barney, Caillou, or even Sesame Street, The Magic School Bus episodes have entertaining stories to accompany the learning, at a higher level than the alphabet or courtesies like sharing.