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A Piece of the Action (Episode #304)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Digit disappears while visiting his friends the Scritters, so Motherboard sends Matt, Jackie and Inez to investigate. They discover that Hacker has found a supply of Magnetite, and will use it to fill up a rocket capable of erasing all of Motherboard's memory disks. Can the kids stop Hacker before he collects a hundred percent of the Magnetite he needs to launch the rocket, or will Motherboard be shut down once and for all?

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Crinkle In Time (Episode #408)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Digit and the kids go on a rescue mission to save Slider, searching for their friend all over a mysterious cybersite called Ticktockia. But it's all a big trick by Hacker, and Slider's not even there! And if the CyberSquad doesn't leave soon, they'll be stuck forever. Can they learn enough about gears to escape before the clock strikes 9? Only time will tell!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Believing that the Wicked Witch is really the long lost daughter of a powerful king, Hacker agrees to marry her, convinced that their union will double his power and Motherboard will never be able to defeat him. What Hacker doesn't know is that Wicked has secretly hidden away the REAL long-lost daughter of the king and stolen her identity. The kids must think their way through an intricate series of puzzles to free the real daughter. Will they succeed and get back to the wedding before Hacker and Wicked say "I do"? Math Topic: Making Hard Problems Easier; NCTM Links: Problem Solving. *With special guest star Al Roker*

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Motherboard mistakenly sends a treasure map to Hacker. The treasure is the secret to the legendary cyber-pirate Ivanka the Invincible's invincibility. If Hacker finds it, cyberspace is doomed! To help Motherboard, the kids must find the secret treasure before Hacker does, and use their skill with angles to read the strange map that contains only riddles about twists and turns. The Big Idea: To turn something so it points in just the right direction, use an angle to measure the size of the turn. Math Topic: Angle Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The monster Gigabyte returns! The bad guys bring Gigabyte to a remote, Mayan-style pyramid on cybersite Jimaya. The CyberSquad must work their way past a variety of obstacles, and block the rays of the sun before it can energize the metal monster and cause chaos!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Motherboard mistakenly sends a treasure map to Hacker. The treasure is the secret to the legendary cyber-pirate Ivanka the Invincible's invincibility. If Hacker finds it, cyberspace is doomed! To help Motherboard, the kids must find the secret treasure before Hacker does, and use their skill with angles to read the strange map that contains only riddles about twists and turns. The Big Idea: To turn something so it points in just the right direction, use an angle to measure the size of the turn. Math Topic: Angle Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Of All The Luck (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Logic) - Convinced that his failure to defeat Motherboard is simply a result of bad luck, Hacker collects the Ten Lucky Charms of Cyberspace. The caper works. Hacker's luck changes, and good things begin happening to him. When Motherboard realizes what Hacker has done - she sends the kids and Digit to Hacker's hideout in the Northern Frontier to help the Lucky Charms escape. The kids use logic, Venn Diagrams and the understanding of the words "and", "or" and "not" to free the Charms. The Big Idea: When you have to choose from a confusing mix of possibilities, you can use logic - a set of tools for thinking clearly - to sort out your choices so you can get exactly what you want.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Chaos As Usual (Episode #609)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Fit (Episode #307)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The monster Gigabyte returns! The bad guys bring Gigabyte to a remote, Mayan-style pyramid on cybersite Jimaya. The CyberSquad must work their way past a variety of obstacles, and block the rays of the sun before it can energize the metal monster and cause chaos!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 1) (Episode #309)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The long lost encryptor chip, the one computer component that can bring Motherboard back to full power, appears for sale on the popular cybersite U-WANT, U-BID! The CyberSquad has only a few days to save enough money to outbid Hacker for the precious chip. They win the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they implant the chip into Motherboard - Hacker takes over Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Interest is lagging in the annual Mount Olympus Games, attendance is sagging, and Zeus is not happy. How can he restore the spirit of competition? With lightning bolt speed, he pits Team Motherboard, coached by Digit, against Team Hacker, coached by Wicked, The teams have to compete in the Triadditon, a relay-type race made up of an obstacle course, a swim race, and a foot race where each competitor does one event and tags their teammate to do the next. Bragging rights and hero worship go to the winners. But Wicked and Digit have their hands full when Hacker and Matt both insist on running the final event so that they can claim Zeus's glory. How can the kids convince Matt to let go of his personal pride - and rivalry with Slider who subs for the injured Jackie-for the good of the team?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 1) (Episode #309)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The long lost encryptor chip, the one computer component that can bring Motherboard back to full power, appears for sale on the popular cybersite U-WANT, U-BID! The CyberSquad has only a few days to save enough money to outbid Hacker for the precious chip. They win the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they implant the chip into Motherboard - Hacker takes over Cyberspace!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 9:30 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: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Team Spirit (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Interest is lagging in the annual Mount Olympus Games, attendance is sagging, and Zeus is not happy. How can he restore the spirit of competition? With lightning bolt speed, he pits Team Motherboard, coached by Digit, against Team Hacker, coached by Wicked, The teams have to compete in the Triadditon, a relay-type race made up of an obstacle course, a swim race, and a foot race where each competitor does one event and tags their teammate to do the next. Bragging rights and hero worship go to the winners. But Wicked and Digit have their hands full when Hacker and Matt both insist on running the final event so that they can claim Zeus's glory. How can the kids convince Matt to let go of his personal pride - and rivalry with Slider who subs for the injured Jackie-for the good of the team?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 9:30 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. Using their skills at measuring length, the kids make their way up through the inside of the booby-trapped statue to Hacker's pointy chin and big mouth. But can they shut him up before Hacker shuts them down? The Big Idea: To measure length and communicate your results easily and precisely, identify a system of units based on a single standard length that everyone using it agrees on. Math Topic: Linear Measurement NCTM Links: Measurement.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Fraction of a Chance (Episode #510)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Case of the Missing Memory (Episode #407)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Under the guise of a peace mission, Wicked arrives at Control Central with a handful of bad guys. But someone's up to no good, and steals Motherboard's precious Memory Integrator. Whodunit? Where is it?? And what does it look like??? Digit and the kids must figure out what they know - what they don't know - and what they need to know. Can they do it all before Motherboard's memory is lost forever?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 9:30 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. Using their skills at measuring length, the kids make their way up through the inside of the booby-trapped statue to Hacker's pointy chin and big mouth. But can they shut him up before Hacker shuts them down? The Big Idea: To measure length and communicate your results easily and precisely, identify a system of units based on a single standard length that everyone using it agrees on. Math Topic: Linear Measurement NCTM Links: Measurement.

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Clock Like An Egyptian (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker decides that he can force cybersites to surrender by annoying them big time. He broadcasts his loud and obnoxious voice across the vastness of cyberspace from a massive statue shaped like the arrogant Hacker himself. The kids and Digit are sent by Motherboard to the Northern Frontier, where they carry out a Mission Impossible style scheme to silence the statue and disable Hacker's intimidation. Using their skills at measuring length, the kids make their way up through the inside of the booby-trapped statue to Hacker's pointy chin and big mouth. But can they shut him up before Hacker shuts them down? The Big Idea: To measure length and communicate your results easily and precisely, identify a system of units based on a single standard length that everyone using it agrees on. Math Topic: Linear Measurement NCTM Links: Measurement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker returns to Poddleville with a peace offering: a magnificent statue of the Mayor of Poddleville. But at the unveiling party, Hacker accuses someone of stealing the key to his recharger chair. The accused claims he's innocent. Like Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the kids and Digit investigate the crime by interviewing eyewitnesses and recreating the crime scene. But the more they investigate - the more the accused is placed at the scene of the crime. Everyone saw him. It appears that Hacker has found the culprit. But has he? And what's that strange noise coming from inside the statue? Math Topic: Point of View; NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Face-Off (Episode #802)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

To compete for the prestigious Penguia Cup, Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates - but his teammates won't let him! They're all going to wear the cool new Cyberblades they saw advertised on TV. To change their minds, Fluff must analyze a sneaky ad and prove the new skates are not the best choice for the big game.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit ( Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena? The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas. Math Topic: Perimeter/Area.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

(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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
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      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

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      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too