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Escape from Merlin's Maze (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

On the prowl for a new power source, Hacker descends on Frogsnorts School of Sorcery. His scheme? To steal Professor Stumblesnore's wand and harness its awesome magic to energize himself. Hacker's first task is to get star student Shari Spotter out of his way. He entraps Shari in Merlin's Maze by blocking her path with a series of heavy stone slabs. The CyberSquad learns of Shari's plight, but the slabs that block her escape are too heavy to move unaided. In their rescue mission, the kids experiment with levers and discover a proportional rule: Multiply the length of your lever and you will similarly multiply the weight you can lift. They free Shari, but not in time: Hacker has been successful and stolen Stumblesnore's magic! Is Shari's magic powerful enough to defeat him?

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 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, Feb 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Broom of One's Own (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms", it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 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.

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. The kids must engineer a huge "confetti cleaner" to save the Radsters, but encounter problem after problem with their invention. Has the CyberSquad finally found something they cannot do?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

The Fairy Borg Father (Episode #505)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 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, Feb 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

When Hacker discovers that the liquid ooze that feeds the animals of EcoHaven also gives him a super energy boost, he decides to drain the pond and take the ooze home. He builds a fort around the pond, so the CyberSquad must figure out a way to get in without being noticed. They take inspiration from the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse and build a giant "Trojan Ducky." After testing a model of their invention to be sure it works, they hide inside the duck, and fool Delete into taking them to Hacker. But how will they stop Hacker's nefarious plot?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Model Behavior (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

To protect themselves from Hacker's constant attempts to capture cybersite Happily-Ever-After, the King and his fairy-tale subjects construct a glass Skywall to keep Hacker out of the kingdom. But Hacker unfolds a brilliant scheme to crack open the Skywall - using the Wicked Witch's Voice! Can the kids use models to outwit Hacker before Wicked sings?!! The Big Idea: Make a model - a simplified version of something complicated - and you can easily and safely understand how it works. Math Topic: Using Models NCTM Links: Geometry.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Designing Mr. Perfect (Episode #503)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Frustrated that she can't find Mr. Perfect, The Wicked Witch sets out to design him, by turning a frog into her Prince Charming. Unknowingly, however, Wicked captures and transforms Digit instead of a frog. Her sympathetic wand, Wanda (Danica McKellar), secretly alerts the CyberSquad who jump into action. Their problems multiply when a jealous Hacker kidnaps their cyboid pal. The kids must design an invention that can do two things: navigate a perilous swamp AND get to the top of a tall cliff. Can they pull off the rescue before it's too late?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker makes Buzz's dream come true and gives him his very own donut shop in Radopolis. But it's just part of Hacker's latest scheme. Working out of the donut shop, Hacker makes confetti out of magnetite, and uses it to put all the Radsters to sleep, so he can take over the cybersite. The kids must engineer a huge "confetti cleaner" to save the Radsters, but encounter problem after problem with their invention. Has the CyberSquad finally found something they cannot do?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Hugs and Witches (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Fractions) - When the kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance. In the course of their adventure, Matt, Jackie and Inez discover that a fraction is a problem in sharing. The challenge is solving increasingly difficult problems in sharing while they confront a myriad of mythological creatures. The Big Idea: When you need to divide things up into parts and share them, fractions are the numbers you use.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 5:30 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!

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Hugs and Witches (Episode #201)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Grapes of Plath (Episode #306)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

A terrible cyberglitch afflicts the young prince of the Crab Kingdom and the CyberSquad must cure him and stop Hacker before all is lost.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Zeus on the Loose (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Fractions) - When the kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance. In the course of their adventure, Matt, Jackie and Inez discover that a fraction is a problem in sharing. The challenge is solving increasingly difficult problems in sharing while they confront a myriad of mythological creatures. The Big Idea: When you need to divide things up into parts and share them, fractions are the numbers you use.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 5:30 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!

The Flying Parallinis (Episode #506)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Blowin' in the Wind (Episode #704)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Flying Parallinis (Episode #506)

KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Problem Solving In Shangri-La (Episode #118)

KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(Topic: Problem Solving) - Hacker is holding the kids captive aboard the Grim Wreaker, when a storm forces the Wreaker to land on a snowy mountaintop. They are taken prisoner by a peaceful but mysterious Zen Master, who devises a game of strategy to test their problem solving skills. The winner of the game will be set free - the loser will remain a prisoner. In the battle of brainpower, the kids discover that each of them has a different way of solving problems - and that despite anger and frustration, they need to be tolerant of these differences. Hacker, of course, has his own way of solving problems. Working together, the kids find a way to defeat Hacker and gain their freedom. The Big Idea: Treat tough math problems like a challenging game. Set a game plan, and as you play, see how it goes. Take time to review and revise before playing again. Work on your problem as long as you can, but stop before anger and frustration overtake your desire to play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A World Without Zero (Episode #303)

KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Why does glamorous Gollywood go ga-ga when a nobody like Mister Z skips town? It's a fiendish Hacker scheme, of course. Because of a poison pen campaign devised by Hacker, Mister Z feels worthless and unwanted. He decides to leave Gollywood, taking his zeroes with him. The sudden disappearance of the number zero causes confusion and chaos, exactly as Hacker planned. As Hacker becomes the biggest star in Gollywood, the kids and Digit must show Mister Z he does indeed have a value by demonstrating the importance of the number zero.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Eye of Rom (Episode #207)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

A Piece of the Action (Episode #304)

KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 3, 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Wedding Scammer (Episode #211)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 2, 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: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Sat, Feb 2, 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. ~

Step By Step (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Piece of the Action (Episode #304)

KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
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