Join The Magic School Bus Science Club and make science come alive! Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning kits are delivered monthly right to your doorstep. Children will explore science through exciting and thrilling experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science. Each kit includes a colorful manual based on the characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme. Have your kids fasten their seatbelts and go on the ride of their lives with Ms. Frizzle and her students on The Magic School Bus!
Who is it for?
Kids ages 5-12
Parents and homeschoolers looking for an exciting way to incorporate a science curriculum
What is included?
1 year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits + FREE SHIPPING in the US ($2/month to Canada or $4/mo for all other countries)
Each kit includes:
Detailed, large 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
Each manual is based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
Includes an adult section so that adults with no science background will find the kits easy to use
Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
Certificate of Completion
Your kids can’t wait to try out new experiments, so they’ll have a blast while learning
Easy-to-use instructions and materials
Each science kit has received both the kid and parent stamp of approval!
Ask The Seller
Hello! I have two children and they will both be using this kit. Do I need to order supplemental materials for the extra child? Thank you :)
Asked on September 26th, 2016
The majority of our families order one kit per family and the children share/take turns/work as a team when they do the experiments. We suggest to start with one subscription and if you decide you need another subscription after the first kit arrives, you can always do so at a later time. We hope this answered your question. The Young Scientists Club
Answered by The Young Scientists Club on September 26th, 2016
Is it possible to send the first kit in Jan.2017? I would like to give this as a Christmas present to my grandson.
Asked on September 18th, 2016
Yes, you can do this but check with Educents if they can hold your order until then or order after October 15th, when you will have the option of a January ship date.
Answered by The Young Scientists Club on September 18th, 2016
Epic Charter School paid for our subscription and i would like to check when i will be receiving our first package?
Asked by a Parent on September 9th, 2016
Please contact the customer service department at The Young Scientists Club by either emailing [email protected] or calling 1-800-964-1320. If you recently signed up, then you will be receiving an enewsletter for the September kit early next week and the kit will ship September 20th at which time you will receive a tracking number via email from UPS.
Answered by The Young Scientists Club on September 9th, 2016
Is there a way to pay monthly for this? I was excited when it was advertised for 10.00 per month and disappointed when it turned out you have to pay it all up front. Not everyone has that much extra laying around. :(
Asked on August 12th, 2016
Thank you for your question. You can order the monthly kits for $19.99 per month directly on our website (www.theyoungscientistsclub.com). The 50% discount is only for 12 months pre-pay. Let us know if we can be of any further assistance. The Young Scientists Club
Answered by The Young Scientists Club on August 13th, 2016
Asking on behalf of a comment on the Educents Blog: is there a way to pick and chose which kits you get? we wont need the Air kit as it looks to have balloons and my children are allergic to latex. but the acid, fungi, human body, and star ones look really and sound really fun. thanks. (https://blog.educents.com/save-50-on-magic-school-bus-science-experiments-free-shipping)
Asked by a Super-hero on August 3rd, 2016
Thank you for your question. Please note that with the club, you will get all 12 monthly kits. There are only 12 in the series. You might want to consider our Young Scientists Club subscription which is customizable.
Answered by The Young Scientists Club on August 3rd, 2016
My kids absolutely love these kits. You definitely need to buy extra supplies, but for $10/month, I would expect that. The extra supplies needed aren't expensive and you don't absolutely need to buy extra supplies for all of the experiments so it is up to you on how much extra you want to spend.
Kate W - Parent, Seller on Educents - Member Since November 2013
Sep 29, 2016
We bought these kits almost a year ago and my kids have been loving them. Each month they arrive, the kids get extremely excited to get together the materials to do the experiments. It's true that you do have to buy a few materials for some of the experiments, but I understand that, given the price point. At $10/month, I don't expect everything to be included for 10-15+ experiments. It gives a good outline and the kids enjoy understanding what is needed to make everything work. I would recommend this to a friend.
Quincy A - Super-hero - Member Since January 2015
Cool science kit
Sep 12, 2016
I also agree that I wish all materials were included. We do not drink soda so I'll have to make a special purchase to get a two liter bottle and ton cans - and probably dump
Whatever's inside down the drain. Kids are enjoying the experiements though!
Melissa F - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
Cool science kit
Sep 12, 2016
I'm using this for my kindergarten science. They seem to like it although we've only done 2 experiements.
Melissa F - Homeschooler - Member Since November 2015
Aug 08, 2016
We were excited for the first shipment...until we found out we needed extra materials not included. Materials found in many homes yes, but not mine and I will have to make special purchases to do this first set of acid and base tests. We love magic school bus, but so far these kits have us Uninspired. Still early, we have high hopes for the rest of the year!
Kristina S - Parent - Member Since August 2016
Love it so far
Jul 11, 2016
We have received one kit so far and we love it. The only drawback is that there are things that are not really relevant to a 5 almost 6 year old. The hands on activities are great and the information provided is awesome but in this lesson it required making flash cards and my child can not read yet. I do read then to her but I think they are more intended for a child that reads.
Billie C - Parent, Super-hero - Member Since January 2016
Keeps children busy
Jun 19, 2016
Good experience. But did not include all the materials and a few materials did not work.
D H - Member Since July 2014
Jun 13, 2016
I wish the kit included everything needed to perform the experiments. Flour, ok, we have that. But we don't drink sodas or buy newspapers so having to buy a newspaper, 2 liter and a half liter bottle just for this is wasteful. Hopefully next month will require less additional material.
Jessica T - Member Since April 2016
Fun and Educational
May 24, 2016
We are long time fans of the magic school bus videos so it's no surprise they love the kits too. My 4 and 6 year old sat and listened to me read over all 5 experiments that came in this months kit at one time. We are excited to get started with it soon. It does require some additional things like a soda bottle and a newspaper this month but that can be easily obtained. I can see how each month will be an exciting time with the magic school bus.
Jill C - Homeschooler - Member Since October 2015
Kids love science
May 20, 2016
Everything is there to do the experimentsame. What's not to love? It's simple and engaging. All the information is there to teach so you don't need to "google" the answers. I love it.
Lorri S - Member Since April 2016
I love Magic School Bus
May 17, 2016
Just started this subscription but I have bought the solar system kit before which I love. We received the weather kit and its cool but it requires 5 different plastic bottles that 1) I have to go buy that I normally wouldn't because I don't drink soda or bottled water and 2) I can't find the sizes they are referring to.
Paige H - Homeschooler - Member Since April 2016
Bus loads of fun!
May 16, 2016
We are riding the wave of fun learning with this product! I'm homeschooling a kindergartener and preschooler and the projects are easy, fun and engaging! It's very parent involved, so they can't yet get in the drivers seat with steering the project....but it's a fun ride!
Wendy B - Homeschooler - Member Since April 2016
Magic school bus FANS!!
May 10, 2016
we have just started it but so far it is fantastic, the kids love it and i can find episodes that i can put with it. like we are doing the weather experiments right now so i always start our science section off with a MSB episode that will relate to it.
Amanda F - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since January 2016
May 04, 2016
My three kids loved this kit. They had tons of fun doing the experiments so far and it keeps them engaged. Thank you for a great product.
Becca W - Parent - Member Since March 2016
Hands on learning is always a hit!
May 04, 2016
My children are really enjoying their science now! Any time they get to do hands on, it's awesome!
Kristina P - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since March 2016
May 03, 2016
I was very intrigued by these kits since I was looking for a new science program and with this I could combine my 5 and 10 year olds together. The kits are inclusive with the materials needed and I love that I can correspond with the books and tv show episodes. My kids are looking forward to science each month!
Maiesha M - Member Since November 2013
May 03, 2016
We just got our first kit and love it! Easy to use and great information!
Brianne S - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since November 2015
May 02, 2016
My grand-daughter absolutely loves to get her kits in the mail, and the activities have been fun and educational!
Michele L - Seller on Educents - Member Since November 2013
May 02, 2016
This could not get any easier! A few weeks before receiving my kit, I was emailed a list of supplies that I would need, as well as magic school bus books/videos that discussed the subject for that month. I was able to reserve the materials online with my local library. We have several hours of quality instruction by just following the steps.
And best of all, my son loves it! He's 6 and the subject matter can easily be adjusted up or down to accommodate for learning level.
Robin S - Homeschooler - Member Since March 2016
We love these kits!
May 02, 2016
The kids ages are 9, 7 and 4 and they really like these kids. We unschool so this brings science into the house in a fun way. The first kit we did led to other discussions, pulling out the microscope, books on microscopic things to look at, etc.
Jennifer G - Homeschooler - Member Since January 2015
Worth it for 5-9 year olds
Mar 18, 2016
We are enjoying the kits. Can do most of the kit in 1 day, so far. I use it as supplementary science so I don't have to buy individual things for that unit. Worth it when on sale; spending under $100 for 12 kits to have a science unit planned it a good value for homeschoolers.
Kelly O - Homeschooler - Member Since September 2015
Mar 16, 2016
I love this tv serious and the book series as well. I really expected more from these kits. Although they offer a few fun and educational activities in each kit, I don't feel they are worth the price. Many activities are redundant.
Rochelle S - Parent - Member Since February 2015
Mar 04, 2016
We have only gotten one so far but my kids love it!!!! I think next months will be even better!!!
Tiffany G - Parent - Member Since October 2015
Best Science Kits
Mar 02, 2016
I have 4 children to homeschool. They each learn a different way. I am able to take these lessons and materials and allow each of my children to experience a fundamental lesson in science their own way! I love it!!! I highly recommend it! I even plan on redoing these lessons year after year as my kids continue to advance through school. Again, excellent program! You will not be disappointed!!!
Anna D - Member Since November 2013
Magic School Bus Science Kit
Mar 02, 2016
This is such an amazing way to teach your child all about Science . Our Granddaughter loves getting these in the mail every month. I Homeschool her and these Science kits are awesome. The kids get to do them, with little help from an Adult. The price is great and well worth it. I recommend this to those who Homeschool.
Wendy P - Parent - Member Since October 2015
Just what we needed!
Mar 01, 2016
My younger children (ages 4, 6, and 8) were already watching Magic School Bus for their weekly Science learning, and this is just we needed to bring it all together! My kids can't wait to get it from the mailbox each month!
Katherine D - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since August 2015
we do it different
Mar 01, 2016
I love what all comes in each kit, allows us to do about 1 project a week. We don't typically do each one but I love having them all in kits and being able to pull them out when I need them. Their super easy to do and the books that come with them my daughter loves to do. Their a great addition to our science.
Ashlie P - Super-hero - Member Since August 2015
So far it seems good
Feb 28, 2016
Our current science curriculum is severely lacking so it is very nice to have experiments where we actually talk about and experience science. I was hoping that each kit would come with everything we'd need for every experiment but only about 90% of the materials were included. Luckily I had the necessary items for almost every experiment but there was at least one that we weren't able to complete. Since each month comes with several experiments, missing one or two that convey the same scientific principle is not a big deal. We will continue to use and enjoy these kits.
Lauren M - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since January 2015
Simple but exciting
Feb 27, 2016
My young kids (ages 6, 7, and 11) love these experiments. You do have to have a few things on hand, like lemon juice, pennies and a nail, that they don't send you, but they're not difficult things to obtain and you usually already have them in your house. I had one issue where they sent the wrong type of litmus paper, but sent one email and they mailed me exactly what was missing within a week. Excellent!
Jennifer S - Parent - Member Since June 2015
Great Add-On to Make Science Come Alive
Feb 26, 2016
We are using the monthly kits to supplement our science curriculum. It's a fun way for the kids to get hands on experience. I have found that my kids learn better by doing than reading a textbook. These kits are a great reinforcement to lessons we are learning!
Sarah H - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since December 2015
Fun for reviewing or younger children
Feb 25, 2016
So far we only received our January kit. Waiting on February delivery that was due to ship on 2/15. It's 2/25. So I can't review any others yet.
For the kit we did get, I felt it was a great kit for beginners, and good for reviews. She has a great love for science and watches the old magic schoolbus shows for fun tv time so I figured we would try it. The kit we did get we did all 7 experiments in 1 day, but like she is a science lover and likes to do everything at once. It was great that the experiments built on eachother to be able to complete all 7 without jumping around. Many of our other kits haven't built on each prior experiment like that and it frustrate her to no end. So, yes, I would recommend Magic School Bus.
Tania C - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since December 2015
Feb 25, 2016
My twin 6 year old boys love doing the experiments together. They seem to be really absorbing the concepts being hands on and reading along. We look forward to doing more!
Kathy S - Parent - Member Since December 2015
8 year old daughter loves it!
Feb 25, 2016
This truly goes along with the science she covers at school. She looks forward to the kit's arrival every month and cannot wait to get her hands on the activities.
Margaret R - Parent - Member Since December 2015
Fun and easy to use.
Feb 23, 2016
My three younger kids did the experiments on their own today. The magnets provided were rather weak and the magnetite stone didn't work but I t wasn't a total fail as we had our own magnets already. I really love how the pages are laid out. The explanations are easy to understand and interesting. My kids love magic school bus so it was fun to have familiar characters.
Laura W - Homeschooler - Member Since October 2015
Feb 19, 2016
Our 3 kiddos ages 1-5 are loving these super easy fun experiments. Very happy can't wait for this month's package!
Nikki P - Parent - Member Since January 2016
Feb 15, 2016
So far my eight year old loves this . . . He had so much fun while learning too. He is now looking forward to this month's science projects - he checks the mail daily as we are hitting the middle of the month (which was my requested delivery time). Wonderful addition to his education :)!
Tina C - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher - Member Since January 2016
Feb 13, 2016
My children are 3-5 years old and they soak these experiments up! I'm excited to keep the manuals and do them all again when they are older and can understand even more of the science behind them! I see how this set can span the ages. Fun. Interactive. Great price. Easy for the youngest scientist to experiment with yet can easily be used with upper elementary kids to delve deeper! Great science resource!
Marion J - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since November 2015
We love Science!
Feb 13, 2016
We subscribed to the Magic School bus Monthly Science experiment kits. We got our first kit last month. It was about Solids, Liquids, and Gases. My son is 6 and he really had so much fun doing these experinents. It was awesome to see him grasp the concepts and he loved the hands on aspects. I grew up watching Magic School bus and I'm happy to be able to share it with my child now. We are awaiting this month's kit which will be about Magnets. I think it is a great product. Anything that gets kids excited to learn in my book is fantastic.
Natasha H - Parent - Member Since January 2016
Feb 06, 2016
So far the one year subscription hasn't impressed me or my grandson. Another 11 months to go. Hope the next few are more interesting than the first one.
David K - Parent - Member Since December 2015
Jan 24, 2016
I was not expecting it to be this good. My son is 6 and LOVES this so far.
Amber W - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher, Super-hero - Member Since January 2016
Amazing and Fun Hands On Science Learning
Dec 27, 2015
This was perfect for my 4-6 year olds, and I think something that would be suitable for children under middle school age. It is a fun, interactive pack your child gets each month and includes many different experiments. Our first pack had 7 experiments, so it lasts the whole month for learning until the next kit arrives. Each month there is also a different theme to learn about. It's also exciting because your child gets something delivered in the mail just for them each month. It gives them something to look forward to. The kit contains most of the items you need, and the things it doesn't is things you have at home like tape or scissors. There are links provided via email for further learning, but I thought the experiments with explanations were plenty. A workbook is provided with directions for the adult teaching, and also an area for students to write the result and conclusion of the experiment. I was really impressed by the hands on approach of learning, and then having it explained so that a child would understand it. I would highly recommend this! My sons love it!
Kelly L - Member Since November 2013
Not for upper elementary grades
Dec 14, 2015
This is a good product for 5-8 yr olds. Any older and these kits are just too simplistic. My bright 5th grader is simply bored. It didn't work for us.
Virginia C - Homeschooler, Parent, Super-hero - Member Since June 2015
I will order again from Educents
Dec 10, 2015
This is my first time ordering from Educents. The website is easy to use and I had a question and emailed them and received a reply on the weekend!! I had another question about a month later and got a nice personal reply. I will order from them again and tell others about my experience. Thank you!
Dalisa G - Super-hero - Member Since September 2015
New shipment every month!
Aug 07, 2015
We recently ordered this set to be delivered to us and we love them! The science experiments are grouped in themed science activities that my kids love! I set up a curriculum to go through the scientific process with the hypothesis, tests and theories. I feel this is perfect as a hands on activity to supplement the worksheets we download from other sellers.
Sasha B - Super-hero - Member Since July 2015
Had a shipping issue but it was resolved quickly
Aug 02, 2015
We live in a small town, and sometimes we have issues with mail. Unfortunately, the first few kits never got delivered. I realized this one day when my kids were asking about science experiments and I wondered where they were. Fortunately, the customer service at Educents was great. She helped me track everything down, and figured it out for me. They sent me replacement kits and we figured out the bigger issue, which means each month they are arriving on time. My kids love them and I will totally do business with Educents again. The reason for 4 stars is because of the shipping issue and the time it took for me to realize the issue. It is not anyone's fault in particular, but I was disappointed there was an issue.
Karen W - Parent - Member Since July 2015
Love receiving kits every month for my kids!
Jul 24, 2015
My kids have always been a fan of Magic School Bus and science so when I stumbled across these monthly science kits, I had to try them out! They sell the kits individually at other places but you get more value with the 12-month subscription. Worth the money!
Anthony P - Parent - Member Since January 2015
Seriously in love!
Jun 03, 2015
I seriously am in love with these things! A homeschooling friend emailed me and said… “Hey! have you even thought of getting those Magic School bus Science kits for your son?”
I was shocked when the package arrived.. talk about excitement! Each set comes with basic science safety cards, supplies you would not be able to find at home like tubes, a thermometer, stuff to make your own compass, and a science journal (not all at once - they come monthly)!
The items included in the kit are SO DURABLE and meant for little hands! I am so excited for a full year of science with the kids. They get so excited each month when it arrives!
The Young Scientists Club was founded in 1999 to fulfill a clear and simple mission: to engage boys and girls around the world in an educational science adventure that lasts a lifetime. They do this by offering quality, science products that fascinate young scientists with the wonders of scientific discovery and spark their interest in future scientific endeavors. All of their products are designed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents with one purpose in mind-to combine fun and fascination with quality and learning in each and every product.