Film: The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad
Length: 30 min
Release year: 1999
Wanda wins the Most Disgusting Rot contest with her entry from the back of her refrigerator. First prize is a baby tree, and Wanda wants to plant it in a vacant lot nearby. The class takes the Magic School Bus to the lot, but the kids don’t understand what a tree has to do with rot. To help them find out, Ms. Frizzle shrinks the Bus and the class travels through a rotting log in the lot. The kids discover that the dead log is teeming with life — it is both home and food for many plants and animals. And the rot is making rich soil — a perfect place for a new tree to grow!