"The Magic School Bus" is an award-winning, animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. Ms. Frizzle takes the kids to space when Dorothy Ann says she's discovered an asteroid headed straight for their school. During their mission, the class learns the difference between meteor, asteroids and comets. They also try to find a way to change the rotation of the asteroid around the sun so that it doesn't hit Earth.