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New England (Episode #605)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 30, 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: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Montana and Yellowstone (Episode #604)

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

Animal Behavior (Episode #403)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Jerika and Shannon hop to it and explore which rabbits are the best athletes. Robyn and Alex dive into a sea lion investigation. And: Which sport keeps bears healthy and happy?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Wind (Episode #303Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Montana and Yellowstone (Episode #604)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 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: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

North Carolina (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Engineering (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Kid engineers Bob and Brennan tune up their ice bike for the coolest race of all. Join young inventor Karl and his robots as they face the ultimate techno-rumble: robot wars! And: How do you propel a rollercoaster without climbing the first hill?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Sports Science (Episode #302Z)

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

North Carolina (Episode #603)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

New Mexico (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Energy (Episode #401)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

En garde: Paula and Alyssa study sword science with a fencing investigation. Kha and Peta, 12-year old martial arts athletes, get their kicks as they determine how different tae kwon do movements challenge their bodies' skeletal and muscular systems. And: How can you pedal your bike 80 miles per hour?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Investigate (Episode #301Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

New Mexico (Episode #602)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Alaska (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Dogs (Episode #313Z)

KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Canine conundrum: Alexa, Miriah and Janaya investigate which sled dog should lead the pack to victory. Seeing red (or not!): Caitlin and Elizabeth compare their pooch pals' colorblindness.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

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

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

Alaska (Episode #601)

KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Sep 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

San Francisco (Episode #507)

KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

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: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
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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 […]

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