Magic School Bus makes a stop at Williamsburg Elementary School

December 9th, 2009    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

The Magic School Bus made a stop at Williamsburg Elementary Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Ms. Frizzle led guided tours through the bus filled with science exhibits and activities.

The bus stop was made possible by Duke Energy and Scholastic teaming up with schools in an effort to make science fun. Schools that partner with Duke and Scholastic were entered in a drawing to receive a visit from Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus. Two schools in Clermont County were selected at random.

“The students are already familiar with the Magic School Bus from the books they have been reading and the television shows. When they get a chance to come onto the bus they are really excited,” said Ms. Fizzle.

Students at Williamsburg Elementary School boarded the Magic School Bus to learn about science on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
The Magic School Bus is equipped with exhibits, interactive activities and games that teach about ocean life, the solar system, geology and the human body.

"Helping to engage kids to be active learners and citizens in their communities is something we at Scholastic strive to do every day," said Ann Amstutz, vice president of Scholastic In School. "We are excited to be working with Duke Energy to help Ohio students, teachers and families learn about saving energy both at school and at home."

Scholastic's award-winning science based property, "The Magic School Bus," will be a key component for this energy efficient program. The Magic School Bus follows the unconventional teaching methods of Ms. Frizzle as she guides her class on incredible explorations of the natural world where they attempt to uncover the mysteries of science. The successful science brand is an Emmy-winning television series and popular book series that blend adventure, humor, and science.

"Duke Energy is glad to team up with Scholastic for such a worthwhile educational opportunity for students," said Ebony Pitts, Duke Energy program manager liaison. "Anytime Duke Energy can help influence children to think about and explore science, is a successful day. We realize that children learn and retain knowledge better when it is introduced in a hands-on environment, such as The Magic School Bus."

The bus was scheduled to make a stop at Mulberry Elementary in Milford on Dec. 3.
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