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Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!

by marc412 on February 1, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

If you or your kids grew up in the 90's, you might have watched a cartoon called "The Magic School Bus". Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin) took her students on some highly unorthodox field trips to such places as inside the human body and outer space, where she'd teach them basic scientific principles. The Friz encouraged curiosity and experimentation, often exhorting her kids to "take chances, make mistakes [and] get messy".


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