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

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Less Than Zero (Episode #121)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 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, Jul 31, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Creech Who Would Be Crowned (Episode #305)

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

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 5:30 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.

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 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, Jul 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 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: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 5:30 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.

Codename: Icky (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 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: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

All The Right Angles (Episode #205)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 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, Jul 29, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Return to Sensible Flats (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

(topic: Line Graphs) - Something is amiss with the bliss of Sensible Flats. The reservoir is dry. The town is out of water. And the folks who live there are leaving as fast as they can. But why? When the kids and Digit arrive, they use line graphs to reveal the true story of what happened - and all lines lead to Hacker, the newest resident of Sensible Flats. The Big Idea: You can use a line graph to tell a story about how things change, and make predictions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Spellbound (Episode #707)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 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, Jul 24, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Ecohaven Ooze (Episode #504)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 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: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 5:30 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.

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Escape from Merlin's Maze (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 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?

A Day at the Spa (Episode #111)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 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: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Peace, Love, and Hackerness (Episode #803)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Secrets of Symmetria (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 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: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

And They Counted Happily Ever After (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 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: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Escape from Merlin's Maze (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 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?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 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?

Designing Mr. Perfect (Episode #503)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 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: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

True Colors (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying - or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom."
The Big Idea: When people use words like always, never, all, or none to claim something is true, be suspicious! Such claims are often false, and you need only a single counter example to disprove them.
Math Topic: Counter Examples
NCTM Link: Reasoning & Proof
Science Connection: Evaluating hypotheses

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Unhappily Ever After (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 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, Jul 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Designing Mr. Perfect (Episode #503)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 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: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The X-Factor (Episode #703)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 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, Jul 10, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

True Colors (Episode #204)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Hacker becomes a good guy! Can this possibly be true? A new, reformed Hacker runs for election against Motherboard, claiming to have done five good deeds, and promising to turn over a new leaf. Can the kids find a counter example that proves Hacker is lying - or will he be elected the new ruler of cyberspace? Guest voice: Al Roker as "Sam Vander Rom."
The Big Idea: When people use words like always, never, all, or none to claim something is true, be suspicious! Such claims are often false, and you need only a single counter example to disprove them.
Math Topic: Counter Examples
NCTM Link: Reasoning & Proof
Science Connection: Evaluating hypotheses

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 5:30 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?

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 5:30 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
NCTM Link: Number & Operations

A Clean Sweep (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 5, 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: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Sensible Flats (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

A Piece of the Action (Episode #304)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 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: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Step By Step (Episode #605)

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

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green (Episode #203)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 5:30 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
NCTM Link: Number & Operations

Face-Off (Episode #802)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

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.

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    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (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 […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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