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Penguin Tears (Episode #403)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 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?

The Icky Factor (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 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: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 31, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

On The Line (Episode #509)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 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: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 30, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Less Than Zero (Episode #121)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The Leaders of Cyberspace have gathered to discuss Hacker's increasing influence, when they are suddenly interrupted by Hacker. Buzz and Delete, Hacker's henchmen, hide the leaders including Dr. Marbles, in the building and its' up to the kids to rescue them. Before long, the kids discover that they can only move between the building's levels by scaling its outside walls! So the kids turn the building into a giant ruler in order to keep track of the floors. And when they discover that there are levels beneath what they thought was "zero," the kids must tap into the power of negative numbers. The Big Idea: Numbers don't have to stop at zero! Negative numbers -- numbers that are less than zero -- can extend the range of what you can measure on a scale and give you the ability to compare numbers using direction as well as amount. Math Topic: Negative Numbers NCTM Links: Number & Operations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 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: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Time to Cook (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 5:30 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.

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 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: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 25, 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.

A Time to Cook (Episode #213)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 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: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Bluebird of Zappiness (Episode #805)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 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, May 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Secrets of Symmetria (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 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: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 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: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 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.

Size Me Up (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker plans to launch a new virus at Motherboard - one that will crash her hard drive once and for all so he can take over cyberspace. To stop the kids and Digit from getting in his way, he tricks them into a cybersite from which escape seems impossible. In a confounding juxtaposition of scale and size, the kids first find themselves in a land of giants - then become giants themselves in a land of little people. The kids must cope with these disparities in scale and size, and use their brainpower to escape and warn Motherboard before Hacker can launch his virus. The Big Idea: You can create an exact likeness of something--though one that is a different size--by multiplying the size of every part of your original by the same number. Math Topic: Scale and Size; NCTM Links: Geometry, Algebra.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 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: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Score (Episode #608)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

While enjoying a little R & R in Solaria, Hacker is delighted to see Wicked, who is also on vacation-but she's not alone! She's partnered with Nug Grommet, the handsome cyber-surfing champion in a dance contest. Turning even greener with jealousy, Hacker enters the contest to prove his superiority. Only there's one small problem-who can he coerce into being his partner? Enter the CyberSquad. Observing Jackie's prowess on the dance floor, Hacker has Buzz and Delete detain Inez, then forces Jackie to teach him the moves and dance with him in exchange for Inez's safe return. As the contest unfolds, it becomes apparent that the judges lack a workable scoring system to decide the winner. Determined to help Inez, Matt joins the judges to find a way to score the contest. And, as Wicked points out, it had better be fair or she will wreak her revenge! Should Matt give Hacker and Jackie a higher score than Wicked and Nug so Inez can go free? Or judge the contest fairly and hope Digit rescues Nezzie in time?

Fortress of Attitude (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 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, May 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Size Me Up (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker plans to launch a new virus at Motherboard - one that will crash her hard drive once and for all so he can take over cyberspace. To stop the kids and Digit from getting in his way, he tricks them into a cybersite from which escape seems impossible. In a confounding juxtaposition of scale and size, the kids first find themselves in a land of giants - then become giants themselves in a land of little people. The kids must cope with these disparities in scale and size, and use their brainpower to escape and warn Motherboard before Hacker can launch his virus. The Big Idea: You can create an exact likeness of something--though one that is a different size--by multiplying the size of every part of your original by the same number. Math Topic: Scale and Size; NCTM Links: Geometry, Algebra.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Send in the Clones (Episode #119)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 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, May 16, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Gone with the Fog (Episode #701)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

The CyberSquad is in Gollywood making a movie when Glittertown's top designer, hairdresser and make-up artist go missing in a dense and unexpected fog. Turns out Hacker is responsible and has spirited the stylists away to his home base. Cyberspace's favorite weathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) helps the kids discover how to make fog, but to pull off a daring rescue, the kids have to find the elusive dew point at the Northern Frontier on their own. Can they figure it out and make their own fog to get the glam-makers back home safely?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Guilty Party (Episode #212)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 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: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Perfect Score (Episode #608)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

While enjoying a little R & R in Solaria, Hacker is delighted to see Wicked, who is also on vacation-but she's not alone! She's partnered with Nug Grommet, the handsome cyber-surfing champion in a dance contest. Turning even greener with jealousy, Hacker enters the contest to prove his superiority. Only there's one small problem-who can he coerce into being his partner? Enter the CyberSquad. Observing Jackie's prowess on the dance floor, Hacker has Buzz and Delete detain Inez, then forces Jackie to teach him the moves and dance with him in exchange for Inez's safe return. As the contest unfolds, it becomes apparent that the judges lack a workable scoring system to decide the winner. Determined to help Inez, Matt joins the judges to find a way to score the contest. And, as Wicked points out, it had better be fair or she will wreak her revenge! Should Matt give Hacker and Jackie a higher score than Wicked and Nug so Inez can go free? Or judge the contest fairly and hope Digit rescues Nezzie in time?

Castleblanca (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Finding Meaning from Data) - Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca, a cyberspace version of Transylvania. Hacker's goal: transfer Marbles' brainpower into his newly-built robot named Megabyte! Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle - but which one? There are hundreds and hundreds of castles. To find Marbles, the kids must master the art of properly collecting data, organizing it and graphing the results - which are sometimes surprising! The Big Idea: Data is a lot more than a collection of numbers. When you gather it, organize and analyze it, you can discover useful information hidden in the numbers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

A Perfect Score (Episode #608)

KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

While enjoying a little R & R in Solaria, Hacker is delighted to see Wicked, who is also on vacation-but she's not alone! She's partnered with Nug Grommet, the handsome cyber-surfing champion in a dance contest. Turning even greener with jealousy, Hacker enters the contest to prove his superiority. Only there's one small problem-who can he coerce into being his partner? Enter the CyberSquad. Observing Jackie's prowess on the dance floor, Hacker has Buzz and Delete detain Inez, then forces Jackie to teach him the moves and dance with him in exchange for Inez's safe return. As the contest unfolds, it becomes apparent that the judges lack a workable scoring system to decide the winner. Determined to help Inez, Matt joins the judges to find a way to score the contest. And, as Wicked points out, it had better be fair or she will wreak her revenge! Should Matt give Hacker and Jackie a higher score than Wicked and Nug so Inez can go free? Or judge the contest fairly and hope Digit rescues Nezzie in time?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Castleblanca (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Finding Meaning from Data) - Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca, a cyberspace version of Transylvania. Hacker's goal: transfer Marbles' brainpower into his newly-built robot named Megabyte! Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle - but which one? There are hundreds and hundreds of castles. To find Marbles, the kids must master the art of properly collecting data, organizing it and graphing the results - which are sometimes surprising! The Big Idea: Data is a lot more than a collection of numbers. When you gather it, organize and analyze it, you can discover useful information hidden in the numbers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #206)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 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: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Tikiville Turkey Day (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Codes) - In the watery depths of cybersite Aquari-yum, the kids and Hacker go in search of a giant cyber-slug, who feeds on pure energy. The kids and Digit travel underwater in two separate vessels, but Hacker has a listening device that taps into their communications system, allowing him to overhear their plans - and track every move they make. The kids outsmart Hacker by devising a series of codes so they can send messages back and forth in secret - even though Hacker can hear what they're saying. But unless the kids can reach the slug first, Hacker will use the slug to attack Motherboard's circuitry and disable her once and for all! The Big Idea: You can use a code (a communication system that substitutes one thing for another) to send top-secret messages as long as your code has an adjustable rule that can be reversed to read the message.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Double Trouble (Episode #209)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Out of Sync (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 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: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 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: Sat, May 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Codes) - In the watery depths of cybersite Aquari-yum, the kids and Hacker go in search of a giant cyber-slug, who feeds on pure energy. The kids and Digit travel underwater in two separate vessels, but Hacker has a listening device that taps into their communications system, allowing him to overhear their plans - and track every move they make. The kids outsmart Hacker by devising a series of codes so they can send messages back and forth in secret - even though Hacker can hear what they're saying. But unless the kids can reach the slug first, Hacker will use the slug to attack Motherboard's circuitry and disable her once and for all! The Big Idea: You can use a code (a communication system that substitutes one thing for another) to send top-secret messages as long as your code has an adjustable rule that can be reversed to read the message.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, May 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, May 3, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Cool It (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Liquid Volume) - Determined to destroy Motherboard in any way possible, Hacker cleverly clogs up her cooling system. Digit brings the kids into cyberspace to help fix her, but the special coolant Motherboard needs, cryoxide, is found only in Castleblanca - and the supply is closely monitored! To bring back exactly enough cryoxide for Motherboard, the kids have to figure out the exact volume of Motherboard's tank. In the process, they discover the importance of a standard unit of measure - and fill a most unusual container with the precious cryoxide. The Big Idea: Just because one container appears bigger to the eye doesn't mean it holds more liquid than another. A container's volume depends on all its dimensions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, May 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

KQED Kids: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

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: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
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