T.V. Series Review: The Magic School Bus Rides Again Season 2

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The Magic School Bus Rides Again Season 2 Summary

Season 2, Episode 1: The Land Before Tim

The class is set to compete on a gameshow about fossils hosted by Tim’s idol. In order to prepare, they go back in time and become dinosaur fossils which form as Pangea breaks apart into the continents familiar to humans

Season 2, Episode 2: Claw and Order

Wanda befriends a magpie but Ms. Frizzle’s other students become suspicious of him after seeing that the classroom has been ransacked by a bird. They subsequently travel the world learning about the different adaptations birds have.

Season 2, Episode 3: Ghost Farm

Wanda is organizing a fall fair but she has forgotten that it will need food. Ralphie mentions that he knows a nearby farm which is reportedly haunted. With no other options, they travel to the farm and find that the supposedly possessed vehicles have been programmed to tend to the crops by an agricultural scientist.

Season 2, Episode 4: Nothin’ but Net

Jyoti is sending a virtual hug to her grandmother (who was mentioned in “DA in the Deep Blue Sea”) with the help of Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus’s “Super Scanner”, which was recently installed. However, when Arnold drops in and accidentally uses the Super Scanner on himself, he is turned into an email attachment. The other students digitize themselves and the Magic School Bus as they enter the fiber-optic cables of the Internet, ensuring that their packets are sent to the same place

Season 2, Episode 5: I Spy with my Animal Eyes

While the rest of the class is on a field trip into Arnold’s left eye, Arnold turns his back on the class pet, Ratney (from “Carlos Gets the Sneezes”) for a minute and loses her. Ms. Frizzle helps in the search by turning the Magic School Bus into several local animals to give the students a sense of how they see.

Season 2, Episode 6: Ready, Set, Fail!

Ralphie reads about a gem on an exoplanet that can help him pass tests without studying. After learning that the planet has a magnetic field which is impenetrable to the Magic School Bus, the class designs a rover and builds five iterations, improving it each time. When they acquire the gem, they learn that it was left by Professor Frizzle in order to entice them to think like engineers.

Season 2, Episode 7: The Good, the Bad, and the Gnocchi

When Ralphie is showing the class his family’s pasta display, Carlos is in a race with his brother Mikey (from “Getting Energized” and “Gets Programmed”). Ms. Frizzle involves the rest of the class in their race when she notices that the corrugated pasta surface makes for an ideal obstacle course. The Magic School Bus then shrinks and goes inside the restaurant to the pasta display, which leads to a Western-themed race between Carlos and Mikey, whose success hinges on simple machines. But they approach many obstacles, such as an avalanche of Latin alphabet noodles, a steep mountain made of cheese, and Ralphie’s dog.

Season 2, Episode 8: Send in the Clouds

When Jyoti invents a new type of umbrella, she misses the opportunity to impress investors because it is not raining. To find out more about why it rains, she and her classmates go on a field trip inside clouds. Wanda tries to build a collection of clouds along the way which has the side effect of unleashing a thunderstorm.

Season 2, Episode 9: Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis

After Ralphie claims that math is useless, circus performers in his family ask him to fill in for their missing acrobat. His position on math changes when the class finds out that precise calculations are needed to execute a trapeze jump.

Season 2, Episode 10: Tim and the Talking Trees

When Tim opines that trees talk to each other, the class is divided on whether to believe him. When Ms. Frizzle takes the students to the forest, they learn that trees can form a colony with the help of fungal mycelia.

Season 2, Episode 11: Waste Not, Want Not

Dorothy Ann is preparing a musical about flowers but the orchids she has been growing for it are withering. When they try to find fertilizer to enrich the soil, the other students are dismayed to learn that it comes from feces. They overcome their aversion as Ms. Frizzle teaches them about the nutrient cycle. When it is time to perform, Arnold works these concepts into a cover of Sir Elton John’s “Circle of Life”.

Season 2, Episode 12: Janet’s Mystery Gene

Carlos is arguing with Janet about which book they should read to the kindergarten class. They decide that Ms. Frizzle should lead a field trip into Janet’s cells where her DNA can be found. After attempting to edit her personality and accidentally editing too much, the students struggle to put Janet back together by the time the storytelling session starts.

Season 2, Episode 13: Making Magic

The class travels to the sun and brings along an eager Principal Ruhle (from “Makes a Rainbow”) who believes the trip to be a simulation. When they get to the center, Arnold risks his life to prevent the Bus from running out of power.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again Season 2 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Class is back in session for fun science classes and wicked field trips. This show was always fun and its great they brought it back out our kids generation.

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