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Planet Earth (Episode #306Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Los Angeles rafters learn to read and ride the whitewater as they shoot down American River, exploring the ecology, geology and splashy thrills of the infamous rapids known as Satan's Cesspool. And DRAGONFLY TV spins a new query: how can you prove that the Earth actually rotates around the sun?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

The Deep South (Episode #606)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Joshua and Sean get down and dirty studying the composition of garbage at the Southern Environmental Center. The swamp exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science inspires Katelyn and Blake to check out the characteristics of alligator habitats along the Mississippi River. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will floor you in the Science Secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Simple Machines (Episode #413)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Jonathan and Angus work with their science center on some fun, flingin' science to learn about trebuchets. Allie races around the track to investigate kart racing. And: without using wheels, how can you carry 20 gallons of water?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Mikki and friends travel to Africa to check out cheetah science. Oh, baby! Matt, Kyndal and Danny track the growth patterns of newborn animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And: How do you walk a cheetah on a leash?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Engineering (Episode #305Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Sarah and Rachel get a rise out of engineering a real hovercraft. Charlie, Carol, Maria and Ciara get moooo-ving and design a milk- carton boat. And seeing is believing: a principle engineer at Nanomuscle, Incorporated, creates lifelike toy eyeballs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

New England (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Elly, John, Nick, and Linnea get help from the MIT Museum preparing a kinetic sculpture for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction challenge. At the Montshire Museum of Science, Chloe and Jesse get wet and wild creating a gravity-powered water fountain. The Science Secret lands in Boston, revealing the innovative ways this city has grown.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Mikki and friends travel to Africa to check out cheetah science. Oh, baby! Matt, Kyndal and Danny track the growth patterns of newborn animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And: How do you walk a cheetah on a leash?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Divers Niki and Jaq make a scientific splash. Garrett, Karl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits (?!) for an afternoon of ski jumping. And: How can a musician hold a loooong note?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Forensics (Episode #304Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery, and viewers meet Jose Almirall, a criminalist with the Metro-Dade Police Department Crime Laboratory Bureau who does real-life scientific sleuthing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Montana and Yellowstone (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Nicole and Ellen dig up a dino bone at Egg Mountain and then head to the Museum of the Rockies to find out how old their dino was when it died. Phoebe and Shannon roam Yellowstone National Park investigating why some areas have geysers while others do not. And simmering under Montana, Wyoming and Idaho is a science secret of volcanic proportions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Divers Niki and Jaq make a scientific splash. Garrett, Karl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits (?!) for an afternoon of ski jumping. And: How can a musician hold a loooong note?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Chemistry (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And: an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Wind (Episode #303Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Go fly a kite: Danielle and Jasmine engineer a sleek two-stringer for fierce kite competition. And Nathaniel creates his own wind tunnel to test his race cars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

North Carolina (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

SciGirls Sarah, Valencia and Sophia tromp through diverse wetlands after a visit to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. SciWorks' barnyard gets Imran and Nabil thinking about what it takes to raise farm animals, prompting visits to local donkey and dairy farms. Winston-Salem holds a surprising connection to the Empire State Building that's unveiled in the Science Secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Chemistry (Episode #410)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Beakers, charts and lipstick? Young chemists explore the science of make-up. Carolyn and Kaila turn into forensic scientists to solve a birthday mystery. And: an ice cream scientist who actually gets to eat his work!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

At The Zoo (Episode #409)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 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: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

Sports Science (Episode #302Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 4:00 PM

Tess, Christina and Alison employ slapshot science to reach their " goal" of finding the most powerful hockey stick. Garrett, Carl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits for an afternoon of ski jumping. Crash test smarties: engineers Mike Lowe and Brian Sidwell design kids' bike helmets for optimum safety, durability and style.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 10:30 PM

New Mexico (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 4:30 AM

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.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • DT9s: Sutro Tower testing, early Tues 4/22 1am-5am

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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

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