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With Earth Day fast-approaching (Monday, April 22, 2013), parents looking to explore some earthy topics with their kids might want to check out THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: ALL ABOUT EARTH, one of the latest DVDs from the popular series. Out now through Scholastic/New Kideo, this 90-minute collection even features one of our favorite activities here at Rock Father HQ… gardening.  Full details below.

The Magic School Bus: All About Earth

magic2For more than 40 years, we’ve gathered together on April 22 to celebrate the planet with Earth Day. This year, over 1 billion people will participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. As we get ready for this years’ celebration, Scholastic invites families to get inside the earth like never before with THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: ALL ABOUT EARTH. Featuring three all-new, never-before-released episodes of the long-running Emmy® Award-winning science adventure series, the DVD also offers English and Spanish language options and includes the bonus episode “The Magic School Bus All Dried Up”.

Grab a seat on the bus and hang on for the three episodes, including “The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed”, where the class’ garden is going to be featured on the cover of Plant It! Magazine, but Phoebe’s garden plot is glaringly empty; “The Magic School Bus Blows its Top”, which explains volcanoes and shows Ms. Frizzles class how the earth makes islands and “The Magic School Bus Goes on Air”, which covers the mysteries and miracles of air pressure.

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Topic: Seeds
The class’ garden is going to be featured on the cover of Plant It! Magazine, but Phoebe’s garden plot is glaringly empty.

Topic: Volcanoes
To help them understand how the Earth makes islands, Ms. Frizzle presents the kids with an island that hasn’t been discovered yet!

Topic: Air Pressure
The only contribution the kids have made to the Walkerville Space Capsule is an empty jar. “It’s not empty,” argues Keesha. “It’s filled with air!”

BONUS EPISODE: The Magic School Bus All Dried Up

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