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The Magic School Bus is the basis for a multimedia project for children headed by Scholastic. The Magic School Bus characters and stories appear in television shows, books, board games, and CD-ROM computer games, always with a lesson to be learned and an emphasis on fun and understanding. In the show and games, magic is used to demonstrate science and technology. Often, schoolmates Arnold, Phoebe, Carlos, Mikey, Wanda, and the other kids in Ms. Frizzle's class are shrunk or transformed, to help them see everyday science from a whole new perspective. Of course, having a Magic School Bus to take the class to all sorts of fantastic places helps to keep the learning fresh and interesting.
In this episode, the class boards The Magic School Bus for an ocean adventure. From the sandy beaches and shallow tidal pools to the expansive kelp forests, from lively coral reefs to deep hot-water vents on the ocean floor, Ms. Frizzle's class gets a first-hand look at the undersea world. Cinematic scenes and 3D objects help to illustrate important concepts. The Magic School Bus Explores the Ocean features 12 different games, seven different experiments for kids to manipulate, and 21 reports to help bring the new ideas together in a useful way. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide