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The Co-op welcomes success stories that will help other homeschooling parents decide whether to add The Magic School Bus Science Club to their home school curriculum. If you have used The Magic School Bus Science Club and would like to contribute a testimonial, please click here.

 

”We have been homeschooling for 4 years and our oldest is a science fanatic! We had gotten other science kits before that were fun and educational, but it was one and done. When our first MSB kit showed up, my daughter couldn't wait! It was our very first time using the kit and was so excited to see there was way more than just one experiment! And the stuff it required was handily available in our home. I highly recommend the magic school bus science kit!”
Heather Clower, Co-op Member
”These kits are great. My mom uses them for"Science Lab with Oma" with my daughter they week. It's a nice fun supplement to the more formal schooling we do at home.”
S Welch, Co-op Member
”My 7 and 9 year old have really enjoyed the Magic School bus kits we've received so far. They are full of information! The experiments are easy to follow and fun. I especially appreciate that the website has links to go along with each kit. Thanks for offering an opportunity that makes science even more fun!”
Peggy, Co-op Member
”The Magic School Bus Science club has been a bit hit at our home. Both my 7 year old and 3 year old love the experiments. It's a fun safe way to teach practical application of science, and it's great to see the surprise of the girls when the unexpected happens! Highly recommended.”
Ryan H., Co-op Member
”The MSB has been really fun and my 6 year old loves the projects. We have learned so much as well as had so much fun. Science is now her favorite subject. The only problem was a balloon that had arrived with holes in it so we had to buy our own. There are projects where you will have to get your own supplies. Supplies such as food coloring, cups, baking soda those sorts of things you have to get. For the most part it is amazing as to the experiments and instructions they supply. We have had a blast learning with the Magic School Bus Science. My 4 and 2 year old watch and are amazed as well so it really is a well rounded program for many ages (even as an adult I had fun).”
Jenna C., Co-op Member
”We love them. Easy to understand and Tammy boys devour them. Sometimes hard to get them completed in a months time. Right now we are backed up, but we catch up on Saturday's.”
M. Barnes, Co-op Member
”My kids love this! My 5-year old begs me every day to do science. They enjoy science so much, but so many of the other programs make it too heavy for their age group. I like MSB science kits because they teach information, but they are light, and fun to use.”
M Hoag, Co-op Member
”My kids love this and it is simple enough to just use this as your science. It's awesome.”
Chrostie, Co-op Member
”My kids love the science kits and get so excited when it comes in the mail every month! Yes, we have been telling all of our homeschool friends about it too!”
Kate D, Co-op Member
”My kids (4,6,9,11) all love this program. Its really simple science presented in a fun way that everyone enjoys.

I really appreciate the answer key in the back of the booklet that comes each month. Sometimes our experiments don't turn out quite right and we can look in the back to see what we were supposed to be achieving. We can work our way backwards to achieving the right results and understand what went wrong and why.”
A. Urness, Co-op Member
”My 6-year old granddaughter loves performing the experiments from the Magic-School-Bus kits. She is learning to enjoy science, follow directions, and the importance of and how to write her results & conclusions. Great program!”
Sharon H, Co-op Member
”This was our first time using Magic School Bus science - it was wonderful! My 7yr old and 9yr old enjoyed the hands on, easy nature of carrying out the experiments. As teacher, I enjoyed the easy to read paragraphs explaining how's and why's of the experiments. We learned all about air! The kits give online links for rabbit trails and more info. We can't wait for the next kit to arrive!”
Julie S., Co-op Member
”My daughter loves getting this monthly in the mail. We also bring it to my sisters and do them with her cousins and we all have a great time!”
Nicole R., Co-op Member
”Love these great kits! They really make learning fun and we look so forward to our magic school bus package every month.”
Marie M, Co-op Member
”My son is in 2nd grade and this school year I chose to use the Magic-School-Bus curriculum. It's fun for the little ones and gives just enough depth for them to understand. We build the entire month theme around the science package. We watch the cartoons, read the books and work through the different experiments. I love that everything is planned out for me and it's easy to use. My son has loved the program and I would recommend this to anybody with kids under age of 10.”
Erika, Co-op Member
”My kids look forward to receiving the Magic School Bus science club kits in the mail each week. I love how eager my kids are to learn more about science. The experience are fun, simple and easily adaptable to varies age. It is a wonderful addition to our homeschool program and I highly recommend it to others.”
J. Kemp, Co-op Member
”My 9 year old son and I love the Magic School Bus Science Club! The experiments are simple yet effective in teaching the concept! The booklet lays out everything to guide you to and through the experiment easily with a follow up (answers) after the experiment! It is well done using the characters of The Magic School Bus to lead the students through!! It's ease, content and simplicity keep us looking forward to the next shipment!”
Brenda P, Co-op Member
”We are very happy that we went with the Young Scientists Club Magic School House Kits. I was looking for something hands-on for my child who struggles with reading, but LOVES science. I like the straight forward and short explanations and the activities/questions that accompany each experiment. We also like watching the episodes and reading the books from the library. These kits have taken all the stress of teaching elementary science for us.”
B.Perkins, Co-op Member
”We are using the Magic School Bus Science Club kits to supplement our homeschool curriculum. The hands on activities are easy enough for my first grader to handle with help, and they are lots of fun. I would recommend the club to anyone with early elementary children!”
Dana P, Co-op Member
”I purchased this annual membership to try out with my 1st grader and she loves it especially when a new one comes in the mail she is all set to do "SCIENCE". The only NEGATIVE thing I have to say so far with the kit is that the clay that comes in it dries out quickly and then cracks making it so that the science project does not last especially the wind vane which you need to chart for days and it only lasted 1 day before toppling over. If they had a better base on the wind vane, it would last a lot longer which means less frustration on the student and parent.”
Mommy Grosso, Co-op Member
”My kids love science experiments and I appreciate the simplicity of Magic School Bus science kits. I read through the pamphlet and seek out any additional items I need. If I don't have something in the house for an experiment, I know I can pick up whatever item I need at any store, and complete the rest of the projects later. One kit is usually two-three sessions of experiments for my young kids. I also like that I can replace items easily and the kids can try many experiments more independently during the summer. I have found the kits to compliment many text science studies we are working on. I have recommended the kits to other Mom's like me, who like everything in one box for quick set up and clean up. The guides are very straight forward and have all the fun characters so my kids are excited and engaged in our activities. Thanks Magic School Bus for helping Mommy keep school fun!”
N. Peterson, Co-op Member
”My daughter has been crazy about this. She loves that it comes in the mail and she loves the experiments. I love that almost all the pieces are there, and she is so happy. I would highly recommend this. It is a science kid's dream.”
Becky B, Co-op Member
”I LOVE the magic school bus. I have a 4 year old girl and a 7 year old boy. They are both able to participate in the projects. They understand the lesson being taught and they have fun while they learn it. Best decision I've made yet in my homeschooling career! LOVE IT.”
Angie, Co-op Member
”My son (7) loves MSB. He has enjoyed all of the projects so far. Our library has the recommended books that go with the lessons. He looks forward to doing each experiment. It is easy to use, and lots of fun.”
Esther, Co-op Member
”I bought the Magic School Bus series of experiments to add a little more fun to science and to help draw my younger ones into school a bit more. I thought the 9 year old would be on the older side and may be a little bored, but we love the series so it was worth the risk. It turns out the Magic School Bus series is written in such a way that the 9 year old can teach the younger ones. I love how this turned out because everyone is engaged, the big one gets a different perspective on the experiments, and the younger ones feel like they are in school and really participating instead of just watching the older one do his experiments. They finished the first one and immediately started looking at the list to tell me which other ones they wanted to get. They don't know they get to do them all, that's my little secret.”
Amanda, Co-op Member
”My son has been ecstatic about doing these experiments. It makes it easier to do science experiments since most of what you need comes in the kit. He can't wait to use the next month's kit!”
Korene H., Co-op Member
”Great subscription! Easy to follow booklet and supplies provided. Explanations and answers to each experiment are included. My kids love the experiments! They were so excited to get the second envelope in the mail. I've already had two other moms sign up and start receiving their subscription. Awesome deal!”
April P., Co-op Member
”My kids love the program. They love getting the package in the mail each month. They get excited about doing the experiments and I love that they are learning while having fun.”
MaeganO, Co-op Member
”My son has always had a healthy curiosity about science and exploring the world we live in, so I was hoping that this club would help to encourage his natural curiosity. I feel like this was exactly what he needed. We received our first kit in the mail and immediately got to work on it. All you need is a few common household items for each kit ( a straw, food coloring, etc). He was engaged for hours with the first kit and we didn't even finish all of the experiments on the first day. Then he came to me and asked when we could do the last two experiments. The experiments are probably more fun for a younger student than an older child however, so I would not purchase this for my 10-12 year old.”
Belinda L, Co-op Member
”Have not used them yet-as we will start this fall, but have gone through the package/materials/ books/activities, they are great! Very vivid and colorful just like you would expect w/Magic School Bus!! I like the way they explain the principles to the kids and keep them paying attention! We have an extremely active little one that will be in kindergarten and it takes a lot to keep her interested!!”
Shauna K, Co-op Member
”We enjoyed our Magic School Bus kit. We look forward to more. The kit has 7 different experiments and most of the supplies are provided. My kids keep asking for more.”
Heather S, Co-op Member
”We have enjoyed receiving these monthly kits for several months now. We were "afraid" of how much creation information would be in them but so far there has been MINIMAL (like not even enough to think about). We look forward to them arriving and doing the experiments each month. Most of the items you need are included, except for a few things that are common household items. In my opinion, this is one of the BEST things I have ever purchased! We are having a TON of fun learning with these kits!”
Dawn W., Co-op Member
”These are pretty well written and well thought out. We've only gotten three so far, but so far they have all been enjoyable for my 7 year old and her 5 year old sister. There are several experiments to do in each packet, so you can fill a week or do one each week of the month.”
Rebekah, Co-op Member
”I have two young boys (5&6) who were not enjoying our previous science curriculum. They have seen a few episodes of the magic school bus and loved it, sooooo, I thought I would give it a try. Science has always been my favorite subject and also that of my husband's so it was really concerning us that they were not enjoying science.

Thankfully that has changed! We do one experiment on the weekend with the whole family, talk about the reasons the experiments worked and the scientific principles behind them. We have been taking the experiments with us to a park or somewhere fun. They have literally been jumping up and down when they "see" what they have been studying during the week.

Thank you Magic School Bus!”
Becky W., Co-op Member
”Love love love it!!!! It's perfect. No prep needed except for the fun reactions my kids are having. They beg to do it as soon as it arrives. Wish they sent it more often. Would love to do it every week.”
Andrea H., Co-op Member
”We LOVE the Magic School Bus science kits! My 6 year old daughter already loved the Magic School Bus books and shows and having this science kits has been wonderful! It is so easy to use and we never need anything that isn't within arms reach in the house. I also love that they include everything you will need that you may not have around the house. They are quick and easy to understand and my daughter can participate in all aspects of the program which she loves; she can gather materials, get them ready and perform the experiments with or without help. They are also short enough that they do not lose her attention. We also love that we can watch an episode of TMSB after performing the experiment to get extra reinforcement and for a little extra fun! The discount offered through the Co-op enabled us to get this kit and we are so grateful! Would recommend to anyone! We are science lovers in our home but I think these kits will appeal to those that also are not natural science lovers. I plan to use these kits with my younger daughter as well when she is old enough!”
MelissaJ, Co-op Member
”I wanted to let you all know how much we are enjoying the Magic School Bus Young Scientists club. We've only completed the first month's experiments, but they were all a huge success and made for a fun week for my 5 and 6 year olds. Thanks for offering this deal!”
K. Hawley, Co-op Member
”We received the first package last month and everyone loved it. The kids had a blast doing all of the experiments, and had a lot of fun reading the material...they are fans of the show, so this was a hit on all sides....it is pricey for what it actually is, but my kids love it so we will stick with it. They especially loved the candle one (oxygen) and the balloon one between the chairs...we look forward to doing the next one!”
Tara, Co-op Member
”I am using Magic School Bus for Homeschooling my 4th grader and Kindergartener. We just love the fun experiments and it is awesome to get the Magic School Bus books that coordinate with the topics to read before we do the experiments. It is a very well done product; something we look forward to receiving every month.”
Debbie C., Co-op Member
”I purchased the Magic School Bus Science Club for my 4 yr old daughter and husband. They love these kits. They typically do them on the weekend and it's easy to just sit down and get right to work on the experiments without any prep time. The experiments are age appropriate and so much fun.”
Nicole D., Co-op Member
”We have gotten the Magic School Bus science kit now for two months. Each kit has given us a chance to experiment with the topic farther than I would have done on my own. Being a busy homeschooling mom of four, this kit gives me what I need to make science fun for my younger kids. I emailed them before the first kit came and asked them for the order of the topics. Someone responded right away and now I make sure we include a few weeks of study on the topic of the kit I know will be coming in the mail that month. They love to see the big white envelop in the mail as they know it will mean several days of "lab work" just like their older siblings do in more advanced science classes. Fun for them, easy for me, win -win all around. Thanks for offering it at a great price.”
A. Rose, Co-op Member
”My kids love watching the episodes shown on dvd, and finally have a way to explain those experiments to them is awesome.

It comes in a package that fits right in the mailbox. Its Science made easy when you dont want to spend all day on how to explain how the wind blows or how to transform water.. this is worth the money for a school year.”
S.Kemper, Co-op Member
”We love the Magic School Bus science! It helps me keep my children, 4th, 3rd, and 1st grades, excited about Science. I love that it doesn't have to be difficult or boring! It gives us another moment to connect and learn. I will continue using this as long as we can!”
Savage family, Co-op Member
”I am new to homeschooling my daughters ages 10 and 4. The Magic School Bus Activities have been very helpful when trying to do something together for both to have a valuable learning experience. I really appreciate the organization and supplies being provided in a very useable fashion. Thanks!
P.S. I am a former science teacher.”
Miss Frizzle wannabe, Windy Ridge Christian School
”My son looks forward every month to his Magic School Bus science kits coming in the mail. He is autistic and uses all his senses to learn, so being able to do experiments like these helps him learn and have fun doing it. We will definitely continue to use this program.”
Tamera Gernaat, Co-op Member
”My son and I love these kits! After 10 months he is still excited to see them come in the mail. The experiments are fun and easy for my 5 year old to do with just a little assistance. I'm ready to order the Young Scientist Club so he won't miss anything. He loves doing science, and I love that most of the materials come with the kit. I also love the great Groupbuy rate I got. Please keep this resource on your site. In a couple years, I'll be looking to buy it again for my daughter!”
Kristen J. S., Co-op Member
”Hi all, I really enjoy this product. My son (6) who doesn't like to write is very willing to write a sentence about what happened in the experiment. The experiments are simple and so far work every time (i have done 3 to date). The explanations in the back are easy to understand; my son can discuss what happened. Thanks for a great product.”
Stef, Co-op Member
”My 9 yr old son just loves the Magic School Bus Science Kits!!! He anxiously awaits the arrival each month. The directions are easy to follow, as well as the documentation component. As a parent, I was thrilled to see this as an available item to purchase, at a great price! Because of the wonderful discount offered, I was able to subscribe for the entire year. Thanks for such a great product!”
Roberta Apple, Co-op Member
”My kids love this! They wait by the mailbox for the next installment. I bought the kit initially for my 8 year old but I am now using it with my 5 year old and 3 year old. They work on different levels of the concept but they are all learning nonetheless. Highly recommend for parents who aren't sure what to do for science. I love having the directions spelled out, the concept to learn and most of the materials.”
Page C, Co-op Member
”We look forward to our envelope of experiments each month. We get the newsletter, find out what our subject is for the month, then we check out the book that goes with it. We read the book, watch the show that goes with it and do a couple of experiments a week, until the next one arrives. We love the kit and it has really spurred on our depth of knowledge on each of the topic.”
KellyS., Co-op Member
”The good bananas on arrival day! They are thrilled to receive it each month! It's easy to use as a parent, and the email in advance of arrival to be sure not included items are on hand is great. My only complaint would be for them to use far more eco- friendly shipping materials.”
LMJ Miller, Co-op Member
”My 7 year old son is addicted to science. We had bought a few science kits (usually Whiz Kids) before trying the monthly subscription to Magic School bus. He LOVES these kits! I have to hide them when I come in from getting the mail or he will immediately dig into the kit. He can read and understand the instructions by himself. We have never felt there was not enough of some component of the kit, as has happened often with other kits. He is very intrigued and engaged in the experiments. And he now insists on reading all the related Magic School Bus books. He has always loved the books, but now will read them by himself.”
Happy Mom, Co-op Member
”Oh my goodness this product is WONDERFUL! My little girl, who is 5, looks forward to receiving our packet each month! As soon as we get it she starts asking when we can work on it and she doesn't quit until we start. It has been a very good investment and has enhanced her desire to learn more about science in general! I HIGHLY recommend it! It is so easy to use, virtually everything you need comes with it, and to top it off - it's fun!”
CM, Co-op Member
”We are thrilled with the Magic School Bus science kits! We got our latest edition in the mail yesterday and I could hardly walk in the house with the mail before the kids spotted the big science envelope! They ran over and wanted to open it NOW :) They just love doing science experiments and this has been very educational and fun to boot.”
Jaime N-Texas, Co-op Member
”My daughter was eagerly awaiting the arrival of this Magic School Bus Science kit, and we were not disappointed when it arrived. These simple and informative experiments are perfect for kids, and can be accomplished in short period of time without too many extra supplies. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an elementary level science kit.”
Alex, Co-op Member
”My son loves the Magic School Bus books so the Magic School Bus Science Club was a natural way to include science in our homeschool curriculum. When the first package arrived we both were excited to see what was included. The science experiments are fun and easy to use. I have told many of the families in our homeschool group about the club. We can't wait for our next kit to arrive!”
Jen S., Co-op Member
”My son (age 8) loves these kits. They are easy to use, yet very fun. My son has done some of them more than once. Very educational & fun learning.”
kim, Co-op Member
”Great product and easy to use. My 7year old can't wait to do the experiments..”
S.Hollister, Co-op Member
”The Science curriculum from the Magic School Bus has transformed our science lessons from boring to exciting. My kids ask each morning if we can do their science lesson first. There are at least seven experiements to perform within each packet. You can break them down or do them all at once. They come with everything you need to do the experiments. The other items needed are common household items. For the price, you cannot beat this product. We plan on buying this product again. The company stays in contact with you regarding updating the status of shipping and products.”
Lori Ossmann, Co-op Member
”We just finished our first kit on Solids, Liquids and Gasses....it was fantastic. The experiments were easy to follow and it is exciting to get a kit each month - I look forward to it as much as my kiddos do!”
Michelle Forslund, Co-op Member
”We just joined the Magic School Bus Science Club. We received our first science kit in January and my 8-year old daughter, who is a science lover, wanted to do the experiments right away.

The kit includes nearly everything you need (with the exception of a few household items). The instructions are easy to follow. My 3-year old son even enjoyed participating.

My daughter loves watching the Magic School Bus TV shows and when I discovered the science club, I knew this was something we needed to join.

I really appreciate the ease of use, how fun it is for the kids, and how the material is presented so that it is easily understood by the kids.

We just received our kit for February, which contains experiments using magnets. We're excited to get started!”
Shelle K., Co-op Member
”My children couldn't wait to open the January kit. It was so great they eagerly anticipated February's kit. I am very pleased with the email that come with the program.”
Moriah, Co-op Member
”We've received the first kit and found it very easy to do. I'm very pleased with the supplies included---all I have to do is provide things usually already in my home.

I'm most impressed with their customer service and committment to quality. There were a few glitches in the first kit and not only were all of these issues rectified, but we were given an extra kit to try for free.

This science kit is well worth the money!”
Jennifer C., Co-op Member
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