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A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Combinations) - Hacker finds the Krystal of Kalmoor, the powerful orb that will give him eternal power. By possessing the Krystal, Hacker can roam cyberspace and create havoc without having to recharge his power. When the kids and Digit arrive to retrieve the Krystal, they are stymied by a series of switches, levers and buttons. Faced with the challenge of too many choices, the kids discover the value of lists, tables and, yes, tree diagrams! The Big Idea: Overwhelmed with choices? Lists, tables and tree diagrams help you master the combinations.

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 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: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 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: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Penguin Tears (Episode #403)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's secret quest continues, with the nefarious `borg on the hunt for the next piece of his mysterious machine. His search for the legendary Prism of Penguia takes him to snowy Cyberia. While trying to stop Hacker, Digit and the kids are trapped in an icy cave and must master the principles of bouncing in order to break out. Can they escape in time or will Hacker's plan succeed?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 9:30 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: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 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: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker's nemesis Ledge is back to settle the score with Hacker by finding the Bluebird of Zappiness - the key to fixing Motherboard's virus - before Hacker can. To stop him, Hacker makes an unlikely alliance - with the CyberSquad! Together they must figure out how clues from Motherboard - plus shadow math - can help them find it first. Can this unlikely team possibly succeed?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Emperor Has Snow Clothes (Episode #702)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. Will the kids be able to predict where and when it will hit next - or will the storm stop them from saving the Emperor from a frozen fate?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Lost My Marbles (Episode #101)

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

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 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: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Time to Cook (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, The Fearless Chef. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. But the Cybersquad is on to him. The girls go on a rescue mission to save the Fearless Chef, while Matt and Digit take on Hacker. Digit is already a celebrity chef, so this should be a piece of cake. They must race the clock and Hacker to cook three delicious dishes in three outrageous locations. Will Digit beat Hacker? Only time will tell. Math Topic: Elapsed Time; NCTM Links: Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

Father's Day (Episode #705)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's the annual Father's Day Parade in Tikiville, and Creech's father, Max (Matthew Broderick), is this year's Cyberdad of the Year. Max was once a schoolmate of Hacker's - and continually bested Hacker in all of their endeavors. Hacker has decided it's time to get even and this time he's got a really clever plan... Using secret codes and a band of bad guys, he rolls into action, cleverly changing the code each step of the way to keep those "earthbrats" from catching on. Will Hacker succeed in spoiling Father's Day and embarrassing Max? Or will our heroes figure out the pattern to his codes in time to stop him?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

The Secrets of Symmetria (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Symmetry) - In his passion for symmetry, Dr. Marbles has created Symmetria, a harmonious cyberplace where everything is made symmetrical by a symmetrizer. Hacker steals the machine and reprograms it so that he can undo symmetry. The kids must master the properties of symmetry before Hacker destroys beauty, balance and harmony throughout all of cyberspace! The Big Idea: Symmetries are patterns you can find hidden within many objects that create balance, order, and a pleasing regularity in the world around us.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Time to Cook (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker finds the part he needs to fix his Magnetic Magnotube - a machine that would disable Motherboard forever - in a most unlikely place. All he has to do to get it is win a cooking contest on the hit cyberspace TV show, The Fearless Chef. Hacker's plan? To kidnap his competition. But the Cybersquad is on to him. The girls go on a rescue mission to save the Fearless Chef, while Matt and Digit take on Hacker. Digit is already a celebrity chef, so this should be a piece of cake. They must race the clock and Hacker to cook three delicious dishes in three outrageous locations. Will Digit beat Hacker? Only time will tell. Math Topic: Elapsed Time; NCTM Links: Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Balancing Act (Episode #401)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

When Digit heads off alone to dispose of the powerful Network Interface Card (NIC), calamity strikes. A sinister cyvulture steals the NIC right out from under Digit's beak and gives it to Hacker! At a secret location on the Northern Frontier, Hacker uses the NIC to power up his dastardly Transformatron and transforms himself so he can slip into Control Central and replace Motherboard. To find the Transformatron and reverse its power, the CyberSquad must discover how an object can be pinpointed using two straight lines - before Hacker takes over Cyberspace forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 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: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

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

Balancing Act (Episode #401)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Shari Spotter is selected by Headmaster Stumblesnore to make a film about Frogsnorts. Matt is the director. Inez the writer. Jackie the producer. And Digit is the camerabird. The team collaborates well until they realize they're spending too much too fast. The solution: create a budget. Their efforts are complicated by The Hacker, who places Stumblesnore under a spell in an effort to become the new headmaster of Frogsnorts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus -- one that causes her to make cyber-citizens act mean. Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote: 2/5 of the Electro-Root, 2/8 of the Healing Stone, and 1/3 of a box of Hacker's wig gel -- a strange antidote indeed! Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late? The Big Idea: Fractions that look different can represent the same portion of a whole. Math Topic: Equivalent Fractions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 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: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 5:30 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.

A Whale of a Tale (Episode #208)

KQED Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 3:30 AM

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.

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      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

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      Originally posted 6/19/2013: Some Comcast Basic Cable customers around the Bay Area have reported audio issues with KQED and KQED Plus, on channels 9 and 10. The problem is not related to KQED’s transmission but may be caused by the language setting on your Comcast remote control. If your Comcast remote control is black, please […]

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