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The Flying Parallinis (Episode #506)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Hacker strands Jackie atop Mount Wayupthere, the rest of the CyberSquad has to act fast to save her. In their search for the elusive Diamond Joe - the mysterious figure who holds the secret to Jackie's release - the CyberSquad meets spunky TW, a young Parallini who agrees to help them. Can they discover the power of parallelograms in time to launch a daring rescue mission?

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pursues a career as a singing idol and goes on tour, leaving behind a book that contains the secret to curing Motherboard's virus, buried in the windiest place on the Northern Frontier. Slider and the CyberSquad are determined to find it...but to do so they must discover how to measure wind speeds in different places so they can compare them. Can the kids find the book before Buzz and Delete, who want to steal Hacker's secret? Stay tuned for the surprise ending!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's fear rating has plummeted to near zero - almost no one is scare of him anymore! To boost his bad guy image, he blasts the antenna off of Far Out Radio and sets off a cataclysmic chain reaction: no music - no rebooter bees - no computer chips - no Cyberspace! The CyberSquad must find and measure each antenna piece so they can replace the antenna before Cyberspace shuts down.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Multiplication) - Hacker's plan to clone himself so he can wreak havoc throughout cyberspace in many places at once, goes haywire when his newly invented Clonitron clones Delete instead of himself. But Hacker takes advantage of the mishap by sending the Delete clones to takeover the R-Fair City cybersite. To complicate matters, every time Delete sneezes - his clones multiply even more. As the problem escalates, the kids do the math to keep track of the number of clones as they increase. Meanwhile, Cy Clone, a famous clone catcher sent to the site by Motherboard, vacuums up the clones - while Digit tries to get the Clonitron away from Hacker. The Big Idea: Multiplication is just repeated addition. If you're having trouble multiplying, you can always add to find your answer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Delete is having a bad day. Hacker yelled at him and Buzz made fun of his first-ever invention, a "Bunny-Copter." When he wishes things were better, Delete discovers he has a Fairy Borg Father named Zanko, who appears and grants him nine wishes. Chaos ensues from Delete's wacky wishes, and the CyberSquad is called in. When Zanko & Matt end up stuck on a ledge inside hazardous Statico Chasm, Inez and Jackie must 'refine & optimize' the Bunny-Copter to rescue them. Can they do it in time? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you have an invention that needs an improvement, identify the key feature that needs changing and vary it until the invention is as good as it can be.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's fear rating has plummeted to near zero - almost no one is scare of him anymore! To boost his bad guy image, he blasts the antenna off of Far Out Radio and sets off a cataclysmic chain reaction: no music - no rebooter bees - no computer chips - no Cyberspace! The CyberSquad must find and measure each antenna piece so they can replace the antenna before Cyberspace shuts down.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Raising The Bar (Episode #210)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The main Cybrary is under attack. Hacker, disguised as an exterminator called the Vermin Vexer, has released a mysterious cyberbug that is systematically destroying certain information - but Ms. Fileshare, the overworked Cybrarian, is too busy to notice. When Hacker uses bar graphs to confuse Ms. Fileshare, the kids create bar graphs of their own to counter his contentions. Which graph will Ms. Fileshare believe? And what information is Hacker trying to destroy? Math Topic: Bar Graphs; NCTM Links: Representation. *With special guest star Jasmine Guy*

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Trading Places (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Money) - While attempting to rescue Dr. Marbles, the kids and Digit crash land on cybersite Nowhere, along with Hacker, Buzz and Delete. As a result of the crash, Hacker is shrunk, and Buzz and Delete become smart. In a race to rebuild their cybercraft and save Marbles, Digit and the kids learn to trade and barter and eventually create a monetary system. But who will finish first?!! The Big Idea: Instead of trading what you have for what you want, you can make it easy to buy and sell by creating a system where you exchange goods for tokens of different fixed values - money!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Multiplication) - Hacker's plan to clone himself so he can wreak havoc throughout cyberspace in many places at once, goes haywire when his newly invented Clonitron clones Delete instead of himself. But Hacker takes advantage of the mishap by sending the Delete clones to takeover the R-Fair City cybersite. To complicate matters, every time Delete sneezes - his clones multiply even more. As the problem escalates, the kids do the math to keep track of the number of clones as they increase. Meanwhile, Cy Clone, a famous clone catcher sent to the site by Motherboard, vacuums up the clones - while Digit tries to get the Clonitron away from Hacker. The Big Idea: Multiplication is just repeated addition. If you're having trouble multiplying, you can always add to find your answer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

All is not well in Perfectamundo, a dome-enclosed cybersite, when orange spots are discovered building up on the dome's interior surface, blocking the site's precious sunlight. What source could be responsible for the spots multiplying so fast? Is it Hacker's new factory that pours out orange clouds through smoky stacks? It can't be that new Digifizz toy, with its tiny burst of colorful sparkles shooting into the air each time it gets used. With time running out, the CyberSquad must come to grips with the power of multiplication and use it to undo the site's pollution problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. How much time do they have? Unfortunately, they have no clock or watch to tell them how much time has gone by. Is the mission impossible? Not for our kids! The Big Idea: To measure the passage of time, choose a starting point and count up the beats of something that repeats at steady, regular intervals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Jimaya Jam (Episode #607)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

All is not well in Perfectamundo, a dome-enclosed cybersite, when orange spots are discovered building up on the dome's interior surface, blocking the site's precious sunlight. What source could be responsible for the spots multiplying so fast? Is it Hacker's new factory that pours out orange clouds through smoky stacks? It can't be that new Digifizz toy, with its tiny burst of colorful sparkles shooting into the air each time it gets used. With time running out, the CyberSquad must come to grips with the power of multiplication and use it to undo the site's pollution problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Inside Hacker (Episode #508)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Timekeeping) - Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid - find Dr. Marbles - and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. How much time do they have? Unfortunately, they have no clock or watch to tell them how much time has gone by. Is the mission impossible? Not for our kids! The Big Idea: To measure the passage of time, choose a starting point and count up the beats of something that repeats at steady, regular intervals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Sensible Flats has been "Hackerized" - all the town folk look and act like the dastardly villain. But get this: Hacker didn't do it! While he sets out to find out who could have pulled off this fantastic feat, the CyberSquad rushes in to save the town. To do so, these novice climbers must scale a rocky cliff in less than 3 minutes. Can they improve their rock-climbing skills in time or will they be Hackerized themselves?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. - the Universal Vortex Opener. But all the portals are jammed, so how's he supposed to travel anywhere? Assistance comes from a surprising source - Wicked! Digit and Wicked must work together to solve the puzzling clues that will reveal the location of the U.V.O. But they have to hurry - if the kids aren't rescued soon, they'll dematerialize! Can Digit and Wicked find the UVO in time? And is there even a fraction of truth to Wicked's claim she only wants to help out? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you share parts of a whole, it takes two numbers to tell the story - the top and bottom numbers of a fraction.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Digit's B-Day Surprise (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

The kids have a really cool plan for Digit's b-day-a surprise party! But in order to keep the secret, they pretend to forget his big day. Disappointed, Digit goes off on his own and runs into Hacker. The vexatious villain is only too happy to take advantage of the situation: If he can convince the dejected Digit that he is his one true friend, he can reprogram the cyboid to gain access to Motherboard! Meanwhile, the kids have a special gift made for their pal-a chocolate "Digit" sculpture. But to get it to the party, they must cross a desert where the heat threatens to melt the sweet treat. By observing how wearing a wet bandana keeps them cool, the kids figure out that evaporation is key to keeping the choco-sculpture from melting. But can they get it to Digit in one piece before Hacker cons him into changing sides?

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Sensible Flats has been "Hackerized" - all the town folk look and act like the dastardly villain. But get this: Hacker didn't do it! While he sets out to find out who could have pulled off this fantastic feat, the CyberSquad rushes in to save the town. To do so, these novice climbers must scale a rocky cliff in less than 3 minutes. Can they improve their rock-climbing skills in time or will they be Hackerized themselves?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker, longing again for Wicked, devises a deliciously dreadful plan to impress her: He sneaks into Happily-Ever-Afterville, uncovers the Book of Unhappy Endings, releases them across the site and crowns himself king! Wicked, duly impressed, becomes his Queen and together they delight as unhappy endings unfold. To rescue the site, the CyberSquad must get the Book back from Hacker to recapture the unhappy endings, and seal it inside 3 nesting boxes with precisely fitting lids ... all before sundown! Of course, Hacker has destroyed the lids, but the kids enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs. Can the team figure out how to cut new lids in time - or will this tale end Unhappily Ever After?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Number Sense) - Hacker kidnaps the King of this fractured fairytale world, and demands a ransom of golden eggs. The Wicked Witch then casts a spell, taking away everyone's ability to count and making it impossible for the fairy tale folk to gather the required large number of eggs. With the safety of the King at stake, the kids must help the fairy tale folk understand the role of place value in our number system before time runs out! The Big Idea: With numbers and a system, you have the power to keep track of anything and everything on earth.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Matt, Jackie and Inez get stuck in the vortex of a cyberportal, it's up to Digit to rescue them. He just needs to find the U.V.O. - the Universal Vortex Opener. But all the portals are jammed, so how's he supposed to travel anywhere? Assistance comes from a surprising source - Wicked! Digit and Wicked must work together to solve the puzzling clues that will reveal the location of the U.V.O. But they have to hurry - if the kids aren't rescued soon, they'll dematerialize! Can Digit and Wicked find the UVO in time? And is there even a fraction of truth to Wicked's claim she only wants to help out? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: When you share parts of a whole, it takes two numbers to tell the story - the top and bottom numbers of a fraction.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Digit's B-Day Surprise (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

The kids have a really cool plan for Digit's b-day-a surprise party! But in order to keep the secret, they pretend to forget his big day. Disappointed, Digit goes off on his own and runs into Hacker. The vexatious villain is only too happy to take advantage of the situation: If he can convince the dejected Digit that he is his one true friend, he can reprogram the cyboid to gain access to Motherboard! Meanwhile, the kids have a special gift made for their pal-a chocolate "Digit" sculpture. But to get it to the party, they must cross a desert where the heat threatens to melt the sweet treat. By observing how wearing a wet bandana keeps them cool, the kids figure out that evaporation is key to keeping the choco-sculpture from melting. But can they get it to Digit in one piece before Hacker cons him into changing sides?

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Area) - Our Cyber-Team is transported to a Wild West site to prove that Hacker has taken a larger piece of land than he is allowed. Hacker is in jail and the trial is about to begin, but is his homestead really larger than what Judge Trudy will allow? The kids must discover how to measure the area of his irregularly shaped property in order to find the answer. The Big Idea: To find the area of an object, count how many squares fit on it. But there's an easier way! Measure an object's dimensions, and you can use mathematics to calculate its area.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

The CyberSquad is summoned to Tikiville to stop Hacker from winning a race that would allow him to take over the cybersite. Upon arrival, Matt and Jackie tease Inez about her big vocabulary, so she decides to say just one small word -- "Bye!" She splits from the group and teams up with a Tikiville girl named Creech. Creech considers it her destiny to rule the land her family once ruled for so many years. Hacker, of course, is out to win any way he can. The kids have to overcome their differences as well as use their knowledge of direction and distance to help Creech take a shortcut to the finish line...but will they cross it before Hacker?

Digit's B-Day Surprise (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

The kids have a really cool plan for Digit's b-day-a surprise party! But in order to keep the secret, they pretend to forget his big day. Disappointed, Digit goes off on his own and runs into Hacker. The vexatious villain is only too happy to take advantage of the situation: If he can convince the dejected Digit that he is his one true friend, he can reprogram the cyboid to gain access to Motherboard! Meanwhile, the kids have a special gift made for their pal-a chocolate "Digit" sculpture. But to get it to the party, they must cross a desert where the heat threatens to melt the sweet treat. By observing how wearing a wet bandana keeps them cool, the kids figure out that evaporation is key to keeping the choco-sculpture from melting. But can they get it to Digit in one piece before Hacker cons him into changing sides?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Area) - Our Cyber-Team is transported to a Wild West site to prove that Hacker has taken a larger piece of land than he is allowed. Hacker is in jail and the trial is about to begin, but is his homestead really larger than what Judge Trudy will allow? The kids must discover how to measure the area of his irregularly shaped property in order to find the answer. The Big Idea: To find the area of an object, count how many squares fit on it. But there's an easier way! Measure an object's dimensions, and you can use mathematics to calculate its area.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Be Reasonable (Episode #308)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker returns to the Cybrary to wreak revenge on Ms. Fileshare and the kids. His crafty plan tricks the kids to try to rescue Ms. Fileshare, only to find themselves all trapped! If the CyberSquad doesn't escape in time, Hacker will steal the Cybrary's most valuable books - all about the most secret inner-workings of Motherboard!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Introducing Memoryville, home to a vast storehouse of Cyberspace data, where The Slugball Open, a Cyberspace version of baseball, is in progress. In their attempt to win for a day the Key to the City, Team Motherboard has made it to the finals ... along with, you guessed it, Hacker! Unbeknownst to most (except, of course, to Hacker), this Key opens all doors to the city-including the door to the data storehouse! With surefire plans to win, Hacker can hardly wait to delete the data and create untold chaos. Undaunted by the awesome array of Hacker's bad guys, Team Motherboard discovers distinctive patterns to these nefarious sluggers' past performances. But can the hit charts they develop be enough to help the good guys win?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

The CyberSquad is summoned to Tikiville to stop Hacker from winning a race that would allow him to take over the cybersite. Upon arrival, Matt and Jackie tease Inez about her big vocabulary, so she decides to say just one small word -- "Bye!" She splits from the group and teams up with a Tikiville girl named Creech. Creech considers it her destiny to rule the land her family once ruled for so many years. Hacker, of course, is out to win any way he can. The kids have to overcome their differences as well as use their knowledge of direction and distance to help Creech take a shortcut to the finish line...but will they cross it before Hacker?

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

When Wicked casts a spell on the Pompadorians to make them all adore her, Jackie and Digit must reproduce the only symbol that can break it - without being able to see what the symbol looks like. Matt and Inez can't get to Pompadoria to help, so they describe the symbol through their Skwak. But how can they describe the odd-looking spell-breaker accurately so Jackie can make a reproduction that works?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
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