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New Mexico (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Alex and Andrew head to Explora to investigate how much hot air is needed to make balloons fly before soaring to new heights at Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science inspires Emily and Isabel to travel to Carlsbad Caverns and track cave swallows. The excitement heats up at Sandia National Labs, where a scorching-hot Science Secret is revealed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

At The Zoo (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Tiger toys: Chelsea and Camille invent enrichment equipment for zoo animals. Julian and Sabrina "go to the dogs," creating sound spectrum snapshots of prairie dog barks to explore animal communication. And: How do you weigh a whale? do you weigh a whale?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Earth Systems (Episode #408)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Miniature golf makes for maximum fun as kids hit the links to explore erosion. Slap on the SPF45 and join some young desert scientists as they discover how plants survive the harsh conditions on the Guadalupe-Nipomo Sand Dunes. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can kids "make a stink" to reduce dangerous bus emissions?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Investigate (Episode #301Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

A half-hour of the hottest investigations kicks off the season.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Alaska (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

N'ice moves: Deborah and Brittani learn about changes in glaciers over time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center before scaling the Mendenhall Glacier to track its movement. Starting at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Emma and Gracie investigate tree growth rates in three areas of Tongass National Forest. And Juneau turns out to be built on a Science Secret worth its weight in gold!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Earth Systems (Episode #408)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Miniature golf makes for maximum fun as kids hit the links to explore erosion. Slap on the SPF45 and join some young desert scientists as they discover how plants survive the harsh conditions on the Guadalupe-Nipomo Sand Dunes. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can kids "make a stink" to reduce dangerous bus emissions?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Science at Play (Episode #407)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Francheska, Marnika and Precious get roped into a Double Dutch investigation. Maddy and Martina use clowns, juggling and science to demonstrate how unreliable human perception can be. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you clock a whizzing baseball's speed without a radar gun?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Water Clean-Up/Nanosilver (Episode #706Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Water Clean-Up - Taylor and Gabe go to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and learn that nano-iron is being used to neutralize toxins in ground water. They collect soil samples from a contaminated site, then take them to Penn State University to test the efficacy of nano-iron treatments. Nanosilver - Sarah and Mande visit the Sciencenter in Ithaca and learn that nanosilver is used in some socks to kill bacteria, keeping them odor-free. They wonder if the nanosilver in socks leaches out when you wash them, causing potential harm to beneficial bacteria and the environment. They buy two different brands of nanosocks and wash them. Then they take the socks and their wash water to Cornell University to test their effects on common bacteria.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

San Francisco (Episode #507)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Starting at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, Claire and Nisha walk the lines-the San Andreas and Hayward fault lines-to learn what causes earthquakes. Inspired by the "Light and Color" exhibit at the Exploratorium, a group of industrious middle schoolers create their own interactive art installation. And Dragonfly TV demystifies how antique cable cars continue to conquer the city's incredible hills.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Science at Play (Episode #407)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Francheska, Marnika and Precious get roped into a Double Dutch investigation. Maddy and Martina use clowns, juggling and science to demonstrate how unreliable human perception can be. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you clock a whizzing baseball's speed without a radar gun?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Canines (Episode #406)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not Zachary and Jerit, who explore pack behavior to determine the "top dog." Canine conundrum: Alexa, Miriah and Janaya investigate which sled dog should lead the pack to victory. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you keep your pooch from being a "hot dog?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Self Assembly/Bone Regrowth (Episode #705Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Self Assembly - Keely and Connor learn about self-assembly at the Children's Museum of Houston. The museum staff suggest they visit Rice University, where scientists use self-assembly to make things at the nanoscale. At Rice, a scientist helps the kids use self-assembly to make and "pop" microcapsules. The kids then try out a similar technique at home, encapsulating chocolate sauce, mint and other flavors in alginate beads to serve on ice cream. Bone Regrowth - Kobel, Nathan, and Adam go to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), where they learn that scientists are using nanotechnology to help regenerate nerves and bones. A scientist from Brown University explains that a solution of nanotubes and minerals is injected into the fracture and forms a scaffold to encourage bone regrowth. The kids want to know why both ingredients are needed to repair the bone. They try solutions with different amounts of each ingredient on sponges and test how much weight each treated sponge can support.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Phoenix & Tucson (Episode #506)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Alexandra and Anna learn about construction techniques at the Arizona Science Center's "Many Hands Make a Home" exhibit, trying out what they learn on a house for their dog, Rupert. Home Prickly Home: Alex and Mark head to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to see which creatures make the Saguaro cactus home. And DFTV learns how Chase Field-the only sports facility in world that has a retractable roof, air conditioning, and natural turf-keeps its grass green and growing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Canines (Episode #406)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not Zachary and Jerit, who explore pack behavior to determine the "top dog." Canine conundrum: Alexa, Miriah and Janaya investigate which sled dog should lead the pack to victory. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you keep your pooch from being a "hot dog?"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Sound (Episode #405)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Brittney and Maggie explore communication using the bumpin' backdrop of a volleyball game. Tarissa and Sabrina pump up the volume, grabbing a decibel meter to monitor the sometimes dangerous sounds in their favorite New York City hang-outs. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you turn sheet music without using your hands?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Gecko Feet/Nasturtium Leaves (Episode #704Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Gecko Feet - Jennifer and Nooshin like rock climbing. They wonder how some lizards can climb rocks so easily. They visit the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley and compare the climbing ability of different lizards. They notice that the best climbers are geckos. They visit a lab at the University of California Berkeley to find out why, learning that special, nanoscale hairs on gecko feet are the secret to their amazing climbing abilities. Nasturtium Leaves - Jasmine and Melinda wonder why water beads up on some plants and not others. They head to San Francisco's Exploratorium, where they learn that surfaces at the nanoscale aren't always smooth, and that nano hairs on nasturtium leaves cause them to be water repellent. The girls collect other plants with hairy leaves and test their ability to repel water. They take some samples to Stanford University for up-closing imaging and compare the structure of nasturtium leaves to water-resistant fabric.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Dallas & Fort Worth (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Fossil detectives Brandy and Ashley discover that not everything about dinosaurs-even Texas-sized ones-is gigantic when they dig for microfossils with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Reed and Nick get game at The Science Place in Dallas, answering the question: so just where is the "sweet spot" on my bat? And in the Science Secret, Dragonfly TV uncovers a very clever pesticide at Discovery Gardens, a certified organic public garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Sound (Episode #405)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Brittney and Maggie explore communication using the bumpin' backdrop of a volleyball game. Tarissa and Sabrina pump up the volume, grabbing a decibel meter to monitor the sometimes dangerous sounds in their favorite New York City hang-outs. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you turn sheet music without using your hands?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Friction (Episode #404)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

Slippery scientists Mimi, Haley, Tara and Lauren investigate the icy sport of curling. Sara and Rachel get a rise out of engineering a real hovercraft. And Dragonfly TV asks: How can you practice your hockey moves without ice?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 1, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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