Microscope Lab (Magic School Bus)
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and her class through the land of microscopy with this lab kit. This kit includes the things that young researchers need to explore the world of tiny things microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, collecting vial, 20 colorful experiment and instruction cards, prepared slides of fungi and algae, and a data notebook for recording your own scientific observations all packaged in a cool Magic School Bus-shaped box. The microscope operates on 2 AA batteries (not included) and is made of plastic with 100, 300 and 600x magnification. Although that sounds powerful, this is still a toy and doesn't give the quality and clarity of higher priced microscopes. I spent some time looking at the prepared slides and had some difficulty with the viewing on 600x but got a pretty good view with the 100 and 300x settings. Overall this is a good starter set for beginning to explore with Ms. Frizzle. - Donna
Magic School Bus science activity sets come in two sizes - labs and kits. We get an occasional question about the differences in the two, so here are the basic differences: Labs come in a Magic School Bus shaped box and include activity cards, a data notebook for recording information, and supplies to complete them, organized into trays. The number of activity cards ranges from 20 in Human Body, Space, Slime & Polymer, and Microscope labs, 28 in Weather, 33 in Engineering, and 51 in Chemistry.