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A Sinking Feeling (Episode #1011)

PBS Kids: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

IN TOO DEEP Bob must replace the jetties at the marina, but the ground is slippery, so Stretch has to do the digging. Scoop wants to dig too, but in trying to keep up with Stretch, he slides around and gets stuck. Scoop discovers that by spreading gravel he can grip the slippery ground and help finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to follow directions. --To recognize one's limitations. --To explore creative problem solving. --To explore the concept of friction. MUCK THE SAFETY OFFICER Bob and the team are repairing a sinkhole on a busy road near the Flying Saucepan Restaurant. Muck wants to get a closer look but Bob gives him the role of safety officer on the other side of a safety barrier. When Bob is away, Muck sneaks a closer look and the road gives way under him. Bob tells Muck to stay still as Lofty pulls Muck back up to safety and the team is able to repair the road. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the importance of safety at work and play. --To learn to follow directions. --To explore concepts of weight and weight-bearing structures.

Save The Day (Episode #1010)

PBS Kids: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

PHILLIP'S IMPORTANT JOB Phillip annoys Betsy by insinuating that his work driving Mayor Madison is more important than hers. But when he breaks down en route to Anish Bose's book launch at Fixham Castle, Phillip must accept Betsy's help. Later, Phillip's quick thinking helps the Mayor to deliver the speech she'd left behind. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the importance of helping others. --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To learn problem solving. --To recognize that vehicles need gas in order to run. SUPER SCOOP Bob is building an outdoor cinema in the park for the new Dash Lightning premiere. Scoop is inspired to become a superhero, dubbing himself "Super Scoop" and charges off in search of rescues. None of his rescues work and he ends up driving through the cinema screen - in need of rescuing himself! However, when Dash becomes stranded on the way to the premiere, Super Scoop goes to the rescue and personally escorts the movie star to the big event. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To recognize the importance of thinking before acting.

What's Hatching? (Episode #1008)

PBS Kids: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM SPACE Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station. Lofty wants to make sure nothing damages the telescope, but ends up breaking it himself! Lofty offers to use his crane arm to position the telescope's dish and they are able to contact Lin. LEARNING GOALS: --To explore creative problem solving. --To understand concepts and vocabulary related to space, including telescopes, astronauts, space stations, and satellite dishes. BOB'S BADGES When Bob rewards the machines with stars for good work, Muck has the fewest. His efforts to earn more put the new restaurant's waiting area in jeopardy. The team works together to finish the job and everyone earns more stars for doing what they do best. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of doing one's best. --To appreciate teamwork. --To learn the importance of helping others.

Starting at the Bottom (Episode #1012)

PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

BOB'S BIG SURPRISE When a large box is delivered while Bob and the team are installing vertical steels to form the basement of Spring City's new skyscraper, Scoop promptly assumes it's the surprise present he knows Wendy plans to give Bob for his birthday. Scoop's efforts to hide the box from Bob soon cause the build to grind to halt. Scoop recognizes his mistake and returns the missing package. The team uses the missing drill that's inside to quickly finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of honesty. --To understand the consequences of making presumptions. --To understand the importance of communicating clearly. A SAFE SPACE FOR DIZZY Bob and the team are constructing a bank safe in the basement of the partially built skyscraper. Dizzy gets locked inside the safe, but she's the only one who knows the door code! To get out, she relays the code to Bob by tapping the numbers out on the safe wall. LEARNING GOALS: --To recognize the value of being aware and conscious of one's actions. --To explore creative problem solving. --To learn about codes.

Save The Day (Episode #1010)

PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

PHILLIP'S IMPORTANT JOB Phillip annoys Betsy by insinuating that his work driving Mayor Madison is more important than hers. But when he breaks down en route to Anish Bose's book launch at Fixham Castle, Phillip must accept Betsy's help. Later, Phillip's quick thinking helps the Mayor to deliver the speech she'd left behind. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the importance of helping others. --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To learn problem solving. --To recognize that vehicles need gas in order to run. SUPER SCOOP Bob is building an outdoor cinema in the park for the new Dash Lightning premiere. Scoop is inspired to become a superhero, dubbing himself "Super Scoop" and charges off in search of rescues. None of his rescues work and he ends up driving through the cinema screen - in need of rescuing himself! However, when Dash becomes stranded on the way to the premiere, Super Scoop goes to the rescue and personally escorts the movie star to the big event. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. --To recognize the importance of thinking before acting.

What's Hatching? (Episode #1008)

PBS Kids: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

New Attractions (Episode #918H)

PBS Kids: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop and Slide: Spring City enlisted the help of Bob and the team to build the new water park, Spring City Splash. Complete with a wave pool and splash zone, there's one thing left to build: the double dragon water slide. Thrilled to see the dragon slides, Scoop is unimpressed when he is assigned to build the support beams. After completing his tasks, Scoop is finally able to see the dragon slides. His shoddy work, however, causes the slides to crash to the ground. The team works through the night to fix the slides and finishes in time to celebrate JJ's birthday. Learning Goals: To explore how to measure and nonstandard measurement. To understand the value of patience. Spring City Wheel: Bob and the team are building The Spring City Wheel, a huge Ferris wheel in the Docklands' Regeneration Area. The project gets delayed, however, when Leo and Muck stay up all night playing new computer game, "Space Robots!" Bob, Wendy, Lofty, and Two-Tonne wait for Leo and Muck to bring the materials to attach the observation pods to the wheel but, unbeknownst to them, Leo and Muck had fallen asleep. They finally arrive, but not before The Spring City Rockets show up, waiting for their ride on the wheel. While the rest of the team assembles the Ferris wheel, Leo distracts The Spring City Rockets by showing them how to reach the top level of "Space Robots!" Learning Goals: To explore circular motion of a wheel and axle. To understand the importance of taking care of one's self, including getting enough sleep to perform optimally.

Some Thing Fishy (Episode #917H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Pet Shark: Bob and the team are building a new aquarium for a baby tiger shark at the Sea Life Center. As Muck holds Stripy the Shark in a tank inside his tray and Scoop is inspired to take their new "pet" for a tour of the neighborhood. Muck's front bucket becomes lodged between two trees and Leo arrives at the scene to help pull Muck free. Bob finishes the tank and Stripy is lowered into her new home, wowing adoring spectators. Learning Goals: To learn about animals. To compare and contrast animals. To appreciate differences. To understand the importance of being kind and welcoming. Marathon Span: Bob, Wendy, Leo, Scoop, and Lofty are completing the second stage of a bridge over Spring City's River Coil, to be finished for Spring City's Quarter Marathon. They are building a spar and building out a bridge deck, which is held up by cables attached to the spar. In the midst of the day's work, Scoop catches a fish in his bucket and, panicking, causes Lofty to reverse suddenly. Lofty's back-end dangles off the edge of the partially constructed bridge and Bob reels Lofty in by using his own hook and winch. The bridge is finished in time and is officially opened by the unexpected marathon winner: Mr. Bentley. Learning Goals: To investigate how things are made. To explore animal habitats. To understand the importance of being helpful to others.

Curtis' Big Day (Episode #919H)

PBS Kids: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Car Wash Bob and the team are building an automatic car wash for Curtis's garage. In effort to ensure that the tarmac is completely flat, Roley keeps checking and re-checking, so much to a fault! During the second test run, Roley thinks he sees unflattened tarmac and rushes to fix it. Car wash chaos ensues and Bob and the team enact a quick repair. The car wash is finished just as Mayor Madison and Mr. Bentley arrive to use the new system. Windows open, Phillip hurries through, washing not only the outside of the car, but Mayor Madison and Mr. Bentley, too. Learning Goals: To recognize that systems have an order for operation. To recognize shapes and colors. To understand the importance of applying one's best efforts. Check Up Day: It's time for the Machines' Check Up Day! After a wash, the Machines are ready for Curtis the mechanic to examine them to ensure that they're working properly. However, Scoop notices that his orange emergency light is broken and worries about his inspection. He tries to hide but only becomes more disheveled. Bob finds Scoop and, with Wendy's help, they prepare him for his examination. Scoop and Lofty support each other through their check-ups and yield positive results. Learning Goals: To understand that systems have components or parts that work together to accomplish a goal. To understand the need to maintain systems. To recognize value of expressing fears, concerns and problems.

New Attractions (Episode #918H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop and Slide: Spring City enlisted the help of Bob and the team to build the new water park, Spring City Splash. Complete with a wave pool and splash zone, there's one thing left to build: the double dragon water slide. Thrilled to see the dragon slides, Scoop is unimpressed when he is assigned to build the support beams. After completing his tasks, Scoop is finally able to see the dragon slides. His shoddy work, however, causes the slides to crash to the ground. The team works through the night to fix the slides and finishes in time to celebrate JJ's birthday. Learning Goals: To explore how to measure and nonstandard measurement. To understand the value of patience. Spring City Wheel: Bob and the team are building The Spring City Wheel, a huge Ferris wheel in the Docklands' Regeneration Area. The project gets delayed, however, when Leo and Muck stay up all night playing new computer game, "Space Robots!" Bob, Wendy, Lofty, and Two-Tonne wait for Leo and Muck to bring the materials to attach the observation pods to the wheel but, unbeknownst to them, Leo and Muck had fallen asleep. They finally arrive, but not before The Spring City Rockets show up, waiting for their ride on the wheel. While the rest of the team assembles the Ferris wheel, Leo distracts The Spring City Rockets by showing them how to reach the top level of "Space Robots!" Learning Goals: To explore circular motion of a wheel and axle. To understand the importance of taking care of one's self, including getting enough sleep to perform optimally.

Some Thing Fishy (Episode #917H)

PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Pet Shark: Bob and the team are building a new aquarium for a baby tiger shark at the Sea Life Center. As Muck holds Stripy the Shark in a tank inside his tray and Scoop is inspired to take their new "pet" for a tour of the neighborhood. Muck's front bucket becomes lodged between two trees and Leo arrives at the scene to help pull Muck free. Bob finishes the tank and Stripy is lowered into her new home, wowing adoring spectators. Learning Goals: To learn about animals. To compare and contrast animals. To appreciate differences. To understand the importance of being kind and welcoming. Marathon Span: Bob, Wendy, Leo, Scoop, and Lofty are completing the second stage of a bridge over Spring City's River Coil, to be finished for Spring City's Quarter Marathon. They are building a spar and building out a bridge deck, which is held up by cables attached to the spar. In the midst of the day's work, Scoop catches a fish in his bucket and, panicking, causes Lofty to reverse suddenly. Lofty's back-end dangles off the edge of the partially constructed bridge and Bob reels Lofty in by using his own hook and winch. The bridge is finished in time and is officially opened by the unexpected marathon winner: Mr. Bentley. Learning Goals: To investigate how things are made. To explore animal habitats. To understand the importance of being helpful to others.

A Race Against Time (Episode #916H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Stranded: Bob and the team are repairing the Fixham Lighthouse after it was damaged in a storm. Lofty helps remove and replace the lamp and Scoops digs up the old power cable from the lighthouse to the shore. The lamp lights just before another storm arrives and, in Lofty's excitement, he accidentally yanks out the new cable and cuts the power. To finish the job, the Machines need the help of Wendy and Bob, who are stranded in the lighthouse. The Machines quickly assist Curtis in repairing his boat and they rescue Bob and Wendy before the storm becomes too rough. The cable is reattached and power to the lighthouse is restored. Learning Goals: To learn about storms and storm safety To explore the purpose of lighthouses. To understand how and when to ask for help. End of the Line; The train is almost ready to take to the tracks on Spring City's new monorail system! Bob and the team are completing one last station before the train's first journey. With Bob test-driving the route, Leo is left to direct the Machines and juggle three jobs at once. Disaster ensues on the site when the roof crashes into the track and bends it out of shape just as Bob is on his way to the station by train. Leo uses the signal box phone to call Bob, urging him to brake. Bob safely stops the train and the team work together to fix the track and finish the job in time for the train's first official journey. Learning Goals: To introduce the concept that technology can have good and bad consequences. To explore the use of magnets for motion. To recognize the importance of good communication skills.

At The Movies! (Episode #914)

PBS Kids: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Lights! Camera! Leo!: Bob and the team are building the set and rocket for the movie, Space Robots 3. While the team is busy at work, Leo dreams of starring in the film and tries to capture the attention of the director. When the cameras start rolling the next morning, Leo appears on set, inside the rocket. His antics result in the damage of the set and beloved robot character, D11D. Though D11D cannot be mended in time, super-fan Saffi is able to fit inside the robot's casing to play the role. Learning Goals: To observe actions and decisions of characters in stories and their consequences. To use creative brainstorming to generate possible solutions to a problem. To understand the importance of honesty. Star Struck Muck: Spring City Studios is planning to produce a new Dash Lighting film and Bob and the team are commissioned to build the set! While the team is at work, Muck is so consumed with meeting his hero, Dash Lightning, that he is distracted from the job. After a montage of mistakes, the entire set falls apart. Together, the team rebuild the set and Muck sacrifices watching the film shoot to help hold up the scenery. The filming wraps and Muck is finally able to meet his hero. Learning Goals: To understand the importance of making plans. To understand the importance of safety at work and play. To take responsibility for one's actions.

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM SPACE Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station. Lofty wants to make sure nothing damages the telescope, but ends up breaking it himself! Lofty offers to use his crane arm to position the telescope's dish and they are able to contact Lin. LEARNING GOALS: --To explore creative problem solving. --To understand concepts and vocabulary related to space, including telescopes, astronauts, space stations, and satellite dishes. BOB'S BADGES When Bob rewards the machines with stars for good work, Muck has the fewest. His efforts to earn more put the new restaurant's waiting area in jeopardy. The team works together to finish the job and everyone earns more stars for doing what they do best. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of doing one's best. --To appreciate teamwork. --To learn the importance of helping others.

Aim for the Stars (Episode #912)

PBS Kids: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Smallest Rocket: Mei Moon designed and built Stella, a small rocket that, if launched, will be the smallest rocket to have ever reached space. Bob and the team are building Stella's launch pad but obstacles soon arise when Lofty attempts to place the rocket on the launch pad too soon. Stella flops into the wet concrete and, in a panic, Lofty accidentally rips her parachute. The team springs into action and washes the rocket while Lofty is inspired to patch up the parachute with the Spring City Rockets' celebration banner. Stella launches successfully and returns back to Earth safely. She broke the record! Learning Goals: To learn about force and motion. To reinforce counting backwards from 10. To understand the value of patience. Star Attraction: Spring City is celebrating the local citizens who improve community life. To do so, Mayor Madison appoints Bob and the team to build an area to display the gold stars of the award recipients. Meanwhile, Mayor Madison is flurried with suggestions of who should receive the first gold star. Scoop tries to impress her in effort to win the award, but his antics accidentally cause a massive power outage. Bob springs into action to fix the problem and is chosen as the recipient of the City's first gold star. Learning Goals: To explore the contribution of individuals in a community. To contribute to and participate in a decision-making process.

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM SPACE Bob is building a radio telescope for Mei at the Observatory. Mei wants to test it by contacting her twin sister Lin on an orbiting space station. Lofty wants to make sure nothing damages the telescope, but ends up breaking it himself! Lofty offers to use his crane arm to position the telescope's dish and they are able to contact Lin. LEARNING GOALS: --To explore creative problem solving. --To understand concepts and vocabulary related to space, including telescopes, astronauts, space stations, and satellite dishes. BOB'S BADGES When Bob rewards the machines with stars for good work, Muck has the fewest. His efforts to earn more put the new restaurant's waiting area in jeopardy. The team works together to finish the job and everyone earns more stars for doing what they do best. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of doing one's best. --To appreciate teamwork. --To learn the importance of helping others.

Aim for the Stars (Episode #912)

PBS Kids: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Smallest Rocket: Mei Moon designed and built Stella, a small rocket that, if launched, will be the smallest rocket to have ever reached space. Bob and the team are building Stella's launch pad but obstacles soon arise when Lofty attempts to place the rocket on the launch pad too soon. Stella flops into the wet concrete and, in a panic, Lofty accidentally rips her parachute. The team springs into action and washes the rocket while Lofty is inspired to patch up the parachute with the Spring City Rockets' celebration banner. Stella launches successfully and returns back to Earth safely. She broke the record! Learning Goals: To learn about force and motion. To reinforce counting backwards from 10. To understand the value of patience. Star Attraction: Spring City is celebrating the local citizens who improve community life. To do so, Mayor Madison appoints Bob and the team to build an area to display the gold stars of the award recipients. Meanwhile, Mayor Madison is flurried with suggestions of who should receive the first gold star. Scoop tries to impress her in effort to win the award, but his antics accidentally cause a massive power outage. Bob springs into action to fix the problem and is chosen as the recipient of the City's first gold star. Learning Goals: To explore the contribution of individuals in a community. To contribute to and participate in a decision-making process.

A Musical Note (Episode #911)

PBS Kids: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Boogie Woogie Wonderland: Roland Sweet is opening a new game store and is seeking to publicize it outside of the shopping mall. Bob and the team are building a giant outdoor game-testing area for the occasion. Leo and Scoop are assembling the giant keyboard and the rest of the team is building the child-size dollhouse and the Snakes and Ladders board. Confident in his musical knowledge, Leo ignores the instructions and treats the keyboard as a jigsaw puzzle. The attempt is unsuccessful and Leo and Scoop must start over. Following the instructions, Leo and Scoop complete the project in time for Sylvain de Souza to dance out some fabulous tunes across the keyboard. Learning Goals: To recognize various ways to sort materials by size, color and shape and number. To learn about conflict resolution. To recognize the value in learning from mistakes. Tattie's Mash-Up: Bob and the team are building a Soft Play Cafe for Chef Tattie in an old warehouse by the docks. Leo shows off his 'mash-up' app and Chef decides that Leo should DJ for the Cafe's opening party tomorrow. Uncertain of his DJ abilities, Leo becomes distracted from the job and walks through spilled paints, trailing different colored footprints across the floor. Delighted by Leo's new 'design,' indecisive Chef Tattie decides to paint the disco room four different colors. Leo learns the dangers of multitasking and, in lieu of his DJing, Chef, Wendy, and Curtis sing at the opening party. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To learn to ask for help when needed. To learn the idea of focusing on work before play.

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