Magic school bus fossils episode
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The classroom is decorated as Dinosaur Land, but Ms. Frizzle-inspired by an archeological dig-craves a more authentic experience. The Magic School Bus turns into a time machine and transports the class back millions of years to an adventure where they learn about dinosaurs, their habitats and diets, and even a Maiasaura nesting ground.
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS S02E03 The Busasaurus
The Magic School Bus S02E03 The Busasaurus (Dinosaurs)
The kids are transforming their classroom into Dinosaur Land for Parents Night, as they are studying dinosaurs. Ms Frizzle then gets a letter from an old high school friend who is now a paleontologist and she decides to take the class on a trip to the dig. When she discovers that they are missing the bones of some Maiasaurs, she turns the bus into a time machine to travel back to the age of dinosaurs to find the bones. The class sees dinosaurs and learns the name of the different periods of the era and other information. The episode's main aim was to show that dinosaurs weren't all terrifying monsters, like movies often make them out to be. Unlike in the book version, in the TV adaptation, the only period of time that this version which is the episode focuses with, is just the Cretaceous period.
The school bus shrinks down to bug level and the class finds itself learning about the fascinating world inside a rotting log, and the importance of the process of decomposition. Elementary students learn about the rain forest while they go on adventure to find the source of the ingredients of hot chocolate for their teacher. The class learns why swamps are so important when a business wants to replace one with a shopping mall. Frizzle's class starts by looking for sunken treasure but ends up learning how a coral reef's fragile ecosystem works. Frizzle's class explores a city at night to learn about what animals live there, and that food, shelter, and safety are all that's needed for animals to live.