The Magic School Bus Season 3

Season 3

The Magic School Bus Season 3

First Air Date: September 14, 1996

First Aired on    :   1996
Episodes    :   13 episodes



Episodes

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3x13 Holiday Special (December 25, 1996)


Wanda plans to see The Nutcracker ballet, but during a trip to Murph’s recycling plant, the toy soldier she needs to get into the theater accidentally becomes a plastic pellet! Ms. Frizzle activates the Bus’s Un-Recycler, taking the class and Murph on a song-filled field trip, where they learn how everyday items are made from recycled trash.


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3x12 Rocks and Rolls (November 30, 1996)


To celebrate the founding of Walkerville, Ms. Frizzle’s class sculpts a stone likeness of its founding father, Captain Walker. As they add the finishing touches, the statue tumbles down the mountain. Ms. Frizzle turns the Bus into a huge boulder and the kids into rocks while bumping down the mountain in a desperate attempt to save the statue.


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3x11 In The Rain Forest (November 23, 1996)


The kids rent a rain forest cocoa tree as an Earth Day present for Ms. Frizzle. But when the harvest arrives, there’s only one shriveled cocoa bean! Ms. Frizzle takes the class to the rain forest to meet the impeccable Inspector 47 who keeps a tidy, mud-free cocoa grove. What has he done to the rain forest’s intricate ecology web?


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3x10 Gets Planted (November 16, 1996)


Phoebe tries to grow a vine for the school play, Jack and the Beanstalk. But her plant is more like a beansprout than a beanstalk! With the opening curtain only moments away, Ms. Frizzle turns Phoebe into a bean plant so she’ll grow into the star of the show!


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3x09 Works Out (November 09, 1996)


Is Mr. Sinew any match for the Friz? At this year’s “Teacher-athlon,” the kids fear Ms. Frizzle doesn’t stand a chance against the muscle-bound gym teacher from another school, so the class travels inside her body for a closer look.


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3x08 Goes Upstream (November 02, 1996)


Ralphie wants to serve salmon at the annual school picnic, but he can’t find any at his favorite fishing spot. But when the kids are “Frizzled” inside a salmon-bus they have an uncontrollable urge to head upriver.


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3x07 Makes a Rainbow (October 26, 1996)


The class finds Ms. Frizzle inside her closet—playing a pinball machine she created with light pulses instead of steel balls. With time and the light pulses running out, the kids must discover the secrets of color—before the principal, Mr. Ruhle, discovers them!


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3x06 Shows and Tells (October 19, 1996)


Arnold brings in a webbed hoop for the International Show-and-Tell Competition, left behind by his great-aunt, a famous archaeologist, but he has no idea what it is! Can the kids find out what it is before he takes the stage? With Alex Trebek as the “Sportscaster.”


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3x05 Gets a Bright Idea (October 12, 1996)


The light show at Walkerville’s old theater is illuminating, but Arnold’s bossy cousin Janet claims she could put on a much better show—if there wasn’t a ghost living in the theater!


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3x04 Under Construction (October 05, 1996)


Two inches tall and trapped in a bathroom at Wanda’s house, the kids must use what they’ve learned about structures to escape before Wanda’s mother discovers them.


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3x03 Spins a Web (September 28, 1996)


Ms. Frizzle transports the class into a 1950s horror movie, where a 50-foot praying mantis is wreaking havoc on the town. Ed Asner stars as the film’s power-mad protagonist, General Araneus.


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3x02 In the Arctic (September 21, 1996)


“Where did the hot go?” wonders Arnold when his hot cocoa cools off. So, Ms. Frizzle whisks the class to the Arctic!


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3x01 In a Beehive (September 14, 1996)


Tim’s beekeeper Grandfather has the sweetest honey in town. Ms. Frizzle turns her class into bees so they can visit a hive and learn how raw honey is processed firsthand.




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