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WIN 4 Tickets to The Children's Museum of Atlanta!

October 4, 2012

New Exhibit Opens Oct. 6 - Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up a Storm

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My boys are big fans of The Magic School Bus books. Their favorite is "Space Adventures." But there's an entire series of books - all focused on science.

Now, the bus will be landing at Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta - for an extended stay through January 27th, 2013!  (Scroll down to see how you can win tickets!)

Why is the sky blue? Why does it rain? Why does it snow? Weather is a part of everyday life, and from October 6, 2012 – January 27, 2013, your family can learn more about what makes it happen at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s upcoming traveling exhibit, Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up a Storm. This hands-on traveling exhibit, created by The Children's Museum of Houston, is based on the best-selling Scholastic books and the ever-popular television series, which airs on The Learning Channel (TLC). The 2,500-square-foot exhibit houses seven interactive computer stations that operate in English and Spanish.

Visitors will be immersed in this weather exhibit in a unique way by visiting Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom and the Walkerville Weather Center, and by climbing aboard the bus itself - now transformed into a Weather Observatory!

Children can visit each of these interactive environments:

Ms. Frizzle's Classroom

Filled to the brim with unique science projects created by her students, Ms. Frizzle’s Classroom gives kids hands-on experiences as only Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus can. Children can check out Ms. Frizzle’s Weather Bureau to explore a variety of climatic regions and how people adapt to them while learning how weather influences our decisions about clothing, shelter, food, work and even play.

Ralphie’s Hot Air Balloon Race
Children will have the exciting opportunity to send miniature hot air balloons sailing over a heated surface to capture rising heat and learn about its important role in weather.

Tim’s Hot Backyard
Kids can compare the effects of heat on a variety of surfaces. They will learn how heat comes from the sun and how different surfaces absorb and reflect different amounts of heat.

Keesha’s Wind Globe
Kids can observe global wind patterns and how wind is created. They will be able to create air movement and learn what happens when hot and cold air meet and how temperature differences affect the wind.

Carlos’ Air Blasters
Visitors can direct bursts of air and observe their impact on remote objects to learn about the mass of air and how it travels in varying masses.

Wanda’s Watery World
The water cycle is an important part of weather. Children can learn about evaporation, condensation, accumulation and precipitation as they activate a water cycle model and interact with key moments in the cycle.

Pheobe’s Climate Puzzle
Piece together a jigsaw puzzle of the U.S. laid out in climate zones to learn how weather varies according to the latitude and how environmental features play a part in defining weather.

Dorothy Ann’s Ring Around the Seasons
Visitors can spin a model of the Earth to learn how the seasons change as they observe how the planet’s tilt affects the intensity of sunlight.

Arnold’s Cloud Cover Window
Children can measure cloud cover by using a gridded mirror and learn how cloud patterns provide clues to the weather.

Liz’s Weather Friends
Kids can find out how weather affects animals through Liz’s feathered, furry and sometimes scaly friends as she shares postcards on weather experiences.

Walkerville Weather Center
Future reporters will have the opportunity to observe and interpret weather data and post it on the Local Weather Board, or try their hand at weather reporting by taking an assignment to gather weather data and file a report. Kids can go “live” from the Frizzle News Network (FNN-TV) studio or Frizzle News Network Radio to report the weather just like their favorite meteorologist – all while learning the inside scoop on the weather terms and vocabulary used in the world of weather. They can even go “on-location” as a weather reporter to share with viewers what safety precautions to take during severe weather or access videos on a variety of weather topics at the Weather Video Jukebox.

This is one exhibit you won’t want to miss! Children of all ages who are interested in Ms. Frizzle, The Magic School Bus™ and meteorology will want to join The Children’s Museum of Atlanta as they celebrate weather.

For more information on the museum, including directions, hours and ticket prices, visit the website at http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/



  • 2 BONUS ENTRIES: Like my post on Facebook about this giveaway by CLICKING HERE and comment on the post about science, the weather, or The Magic School Bus!
Rules: Must be a subscriber to Smyrna Vinings Marietta Macaroni Kid to enter and a resident of the Metro Atlanta area. Must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen at random on Wed. Oct. 10, 2012. Once chosen, winner will have 48 hours to claim tickets, or I will have to choose another winner. By entering this contest, you are automatically agreeing to be subscribed to receive SVM Macaroni Kid via email each week, if you are not already a subscriber.


1) Seeta Budhai said:
Just the name weather always catches my 10 yr old eyes. She is always looking so closely to the weather channel. In addition, she is very interested in clean water for all purposes as well as conserving water.
1 year, 9 months ago

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