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Speed (Episode #308Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Hot ice: speedskaters Sarah, Lisa, Ned and Eric explore which moves can melt the competition. The pressure's on: California mountain boarders explore how tire pressure affects their boards' speed and maneuverability. And engineer Ryan Newman revs up to design the speediest NASCAR racer.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

What's Nano?/Where's Nano? (Episode #701Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

* What's Nano? Ebony and Jasmine catch the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show at Museum of Science in Boston. The show gets them thinking, "How big is a billion? And how small is a billionth?" They search Boston for examples of a billion. Then they visit laboratories at Harvard University to find examples of nanoscale objects on their quest to "see" a nanometer.
* Where's Nano? Regina, Linda, Harrison, Jared, Lorenz, and Randi, visit the "Zoom In" exhibit at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill. They wonder what examples of nanoscale science and technology they can find in their everyday lives. Their nano "scavenger hunt" takes them to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where a scientist helps them print images of nanoscale structures. The kids then create a visual representation of their findings to display at the science center.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Los Angeles (Episode #503)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Milan and Harison go deep, comparing bottom feeders at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific to those in the wild. While at the California Science Center's Big Lab, Max and Brian create model sailboats and the set sail in the Pacific to determine the most efficient design. And Dragonfly TV heads to the La Brea Tar Pits to check out the Ice Age inhabitants of L.A.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Dallas & Fort Worth (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Animal Behavior (Episode #307Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Ting and Mallory horse around while investigating equine communication. Young Florida investigators find out whether sharks and rays are really kissing cousins. It's all black and white: New Jersey kids investigate penguins. And neurobiologist Erich Jarvis makes feathers fly with his research on birds, brains and language formation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Hawaii (Episode #607Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Starting at the Kilauea Visitor Center, Julia and Briana investigate lava flow on the Big Island at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Zach and Devin assess the readiness of baby sea turtles for release into the wild at the Maui Ocean Center. And the formation the youngest Hawaiian islands is explained in the Science Secret.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Dallas & Fort Worth (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Pittsburgh (Episode #501)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

For peat's sake: Amy and Maya investigate why bogs help keep organic material from decaying and view the preserved humans in The Mysterious Bog People, a traveling exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Tyler and Aditya design their own rollercoaster and test it on a simulator at the Carnegie Science Center, finishing their investigation on "Phantom's Revenge," a roller coaster at a nearby amusement park. And at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, Dragonfly TV reveals a Science Secret that makes other cities green with envy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Planet Earth (Episode #306Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 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, Jul 18, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

The Deep South (Episode #606Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 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, Jul 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Pittsburgh (Episode #501)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

For peat's sake: Amy and Maya investigate why bogs help keep organic material from decaying and view the preserved humans in The Mysterious Bog People, a traveling exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Tyler and Aditya design their own rollercoaster and test it on a simulator at the Carnegie Science Center, finishing their investigation on "Phantom's Revenge," a roller coaster at a nearby amusement park. And at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, Dragonfly TV reveals a Science Secret that makes other cities green with envy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Simple Machines (Episode #413)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Engineering (Episode #305Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 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.

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  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

New England (Episode #605Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 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, Jul 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Simple Machines (Episode #413)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 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?

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Forensics (Episode #304Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 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, Jul 4, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Montana and Yellowstone (Episode #604Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 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, Jul 3, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 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, Jul 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

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?

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