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Cyberchase Previous Broadcasts

Inside Hacker (Episode #508)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. They can shrink it down and send it in to help Matt... but must first figure out how to make it follow their commands. Can Inez, Jackie and Digit program the robot in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Hugs and Witches (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

It's Valentine's Day, and Hacker captures Doctor Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace (Jane Curtin), placing them inside a time machine invented by the mathematically-minded Lovelace. The kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems left behind by Lady L, and free them from the time machine before it time travels to the nether world of cyberspace - never to return! Will the kids get there in time, or will Valentine's Day bring nothing but broken hearts?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 19, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

With special guest star Al Roker. A trip to R-Fair City nearly turns into a monster mash when Hacker abducts Glowla, a beautiful cyberlady who generates pure energy. Hacker is able to snatch Glowla by reprogramming her trick whale, Snout. As a result, Snout goes on a rampage. Digit and the kids must find Glowla and stop Snout before he totally destroys R-Fair City. The Big Idea: To be confident about your solution to a problem, make sure the answer is reasonable - that it is "in the ballpark". Math Topic: Ballpark Estimation; NCTM Links: Number and Operations Science Connection: Real-world checking of conclusions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Inside Hacker (Episode #508)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

It's the CyberSquad's most ingenious plan ever - and most dangerous! If they can insert a new memory chip into Hacker's H-Drive, they can turn him from evil to good. Once he's been shrunk and is inside Hacker, Matt's mission goes like clockwork until a force field is activated and envelops the H-Drive. All seems lost until Digit remembers a robot that Dr Marbles made that can break through any force field. They can shrink it down and send it in to help Matt... but must first figure out how to make it follow their commands. Can Inez, Jackie and Digit program the robot in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 17, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Find Those Gleamers! (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Algebraic Variables) - The Hacker challenges Jackie, Matt and Inez to a contest on cyber-wide television! In order to prove to all of Cyberspace that Hacker's not as powerful or smart as he seems - the kids return to Topsy-Turvy Island on the Northern Frontier for the contest. Their mission is to power up a Mini-Wreaker using cyber-fireflies of varying power before the island turns inside out at sunset. The kids must use algebraic equations to determine how many Gleamers - and how much power - they'll need. The Big Idea: When you use a letter to stand in for a number that repeats or changes in a problem, you can simplify the arithmetic and make the problem easier to solve.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 21, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

With special guest star Geoffrey Holder. Out for revenge, Hacker invades Shangri-La and imprisons Master Pi. The kids and Digit arrive as Hacker searches for the Good Vibration - the source of peace and happiness on the cybersite. Trouble doubles with unexpected results for the kids as well as Hacker, Buzz and Delete. Will the good vibrations continue, or will Hacker turn Shangri La into Shangri Blah? The Big Idea: When something grows by doubling, it gets large surprisingly fast, growing ever faster the longer the doubling continues. Math Topic: Growth by Doubling; NCTM Links: Algebra *Science Connection: Comparing growth and patterns of change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. The game is like basketball except for a few small quirks: When Matt tries to dribble and move the ball across the court, it breaks! And he can't move from where he stands on the court once he receives it. Coach Jackie struggles with a game plan until the kids realize that diagramming her plays makes it a whole lot easier to follow them. Down to their last ball, stopping Hacker rests on their ability to diagram and execute the right play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Cyberchase Movie, Part 2 (Episode #905H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker's careless drilling on Ecotopia set off a slime geyser, which destroyed many animals' habitats. After teaming up with Ollie (guest star Rico Rodriguez) to restore harmony, the CyberSquad learns that rescuing animals isn't their only problem. Ollie's mom has gone missing too. And old friends and longtime foes mysteriously surface as the drama unfolds. Can the kids restore Ecotopia, rescue their friends and prevent Cyberspace from being lost to the villainous Hacker forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Cyberchase Movie, Part 1 (Episode #904H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker and his bumbling henchbots Buzz and Delete are drilling inside the nature preserve Ecotopia. They're desperately searching for the Emergency Reset Button, which will allow Hacker to re-format all of Cyberspace to his settings...putting him in charge of everyone and everything forever! He accidentally triggers a slime geyser, which destroys many animals' habitats. The overcrowding causes manic monkeys, chaotic crocs and outraged orangutans. The CyberSquad is called in to rescue the animals and restore harmony to Ecotopia. They team up with Ollie (guest star Rico Rodriguez), a Junior Ranger, and quickly learn this isn't their only problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 12, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

The balance and harmony of the Mount Olympus cybersite is controlled and protected by the Music of the Spheres. When Hacker disrupts this balance and throws the site into utter chaos, the kids and Digit have until sunset to make the sound of the music right! For the beat to go on, the kids must recreate the music and find the missing element in the musical pattern. The Big Idea: You can use mathematical patterns to create and understand memorable musical rhythms. Math Topic: Patterns in Music NCTM Links: Algebra, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

With special guest star Geoffrey Holder. Out for revenge, Hacker invades Shangri-La and imprisons Master Pi. The kids and Digit arrive as Hacker searches for the Good Vibration - the source of peace and happiness on the cybersite. Trouble doubles with unexpected results for the kids as well as Hacker, Buzz and Delete. Will the good vibrations continue, or will Hacker turn Shangri La into Shangri Blah? The Big Idea: When something grows by doubling, it gets large surprisingly fast, growing ever faster the longer the doubling continues. Math Topic: Growth by Doubling; NCTM Links: Algebra *Science Connection: Comparing growth and patterns of change.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 10, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker has discovered an army of awesome creatures he can use to rule cyberspace, but they are carved in stone on the walls of the Pyramid of Jimaya. To bring the animals to life, he must steal the Sphere of Being, a magical orb closely guarded by three ghosts (Hacker's worst nightmare). How can he distract them so he can steal the Sphere? Opportunity knocks when he tricks Jules, recently hired as tour guide, into pushing the wrong button and falling, along with the kids and Creech, into an underground arena from which there is no escape! Confronted by the Jam Master, the guardian of the pyramid, and the Pyramid's three ghosts, the kids are told they can go free if they can overcome the ghosts in a game of Jimaya Jam. The game is like basketball except for a few small quirks: When Matt tries to dribble and move the ball across the court, it breaks! And he can't move from where he stands on the court once he receives it. Coach Jackie struggles with a game plan until the kids realize that diagramming her plays makes it a whole lot easier to follow them. Down to their last ball, stopping Hacker rests on their ability to diagram and execute the right play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Special Holiday Episode!" It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day. The Big Idea: Use a decimal point to join tenths with whole numbers and you have a decimal system you can use to easily record, compare and combine whole numbers with fractions. Math Topic: Decimals; NCTM Links: Number and Operations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Lost My Marbles (Episode #101)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

(topic: Navigation) - A day at the library turns into a cyberventure when Jackie, Matt, and Inez learn that Hacker has kidnapped Dr. Marbles, the only person who can save Motherboard from an evil virus! The team learns to use a map as a mathematical tool as they navigate across a cyber island in search of Marbles...then try to escape before a huge earthquake turns the island inside out! The Big Idea: A map is a mathematical tool you can use to find your way from one place to another, anywhere on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker launches his most dastardly and secretive scheme ever! He's building a device so dastardly, victory over Cyberspace is in his sights. His cunning contraption calls for an unusual power source - the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. To get the eel, Hacker traps its guardian, cyberslug Icky, far from home. The kids and Digit must use the concept of factoring to save the day. But can they rescue Icky and stop Hacker from stealing the Electric Eel?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. The CyberSquad must use forensic science to build their case and find both the culprit and the critter before Hacker gets his way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Hacker steals the legendary Egg of Benedicta - and the lush landscape of Tikiville wilts and turns brown. The spirit of the Tikians is crushed and Creech is in big trouble unless the CyberSquad can help! When their attempt recover the Egg from Hacker fails, they hatch a new plan to replace the Egg. By studying patterns in nature, can they recreate the nest and restore peace and harmony to Tikiville?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Special Holiday Episode!" It's Mother's Day in cyberspace - and Hacker is determined to ruin it for everyone, especially Motherboard, by derailing the train that picks up the rare and colorful Madre Bonitas. This beautiful flower symbolizes Mother's Day, and it must be harvested on this one day only. It's a race against time, as the kids and Digit try to repair the breaks in the line and save Mother's Day. The Big Idea: Use a decimal point to join tenths with whole numbers and you have a decimal system you can use to easily record, compare and combine whole numbers with fractions. Math Topic: Decimals; NCTM Links: Number and Operations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

With special guest star Bebe Neuwirth. Hacker steals the powerful Eye of Rom from Binky the Cat's pyramid, placing the Ancient Egypt cybersite in jeopardy. The kids and Digit set out to retrieve the Eye from Hacker, but the journey is packed with a maze of exciting, action-filled gambits that force them to first do and undo a series of complicated steps. The Big Idea: Find the inverse of an action and you can undo it, putting things back the way they were. Math Topic: Inverse Operations; NCTM Link: Number & Operations.

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