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Well Done, Everyone! (Episode #909)

PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Pick Up a Penguin: Bob and the team are finishing off the new penguin pool at the zoo. It's nearly complete when Lofty accidentally drops a large rock and it smashes the observation window. The penguins arrive at the site before the window is repaired and Lofty suggests they revel in the Town Hall's fountain until the pool is ready. When Mayor Madison unexpectedly returns from touring the city with the unimpressed Mayor Snipe from Riverdale, she is outraged by the scene. Mayor Snipe, however, is thrilled. Bob and the team finish the job and the penguins are shuffled back to the zoo to enjoy their new pool. Learning Goals: To observe and identify characteristics of an animal habitat. To explore creative problem solving. Home on the Range: Bob and the team are at the racetrack building three horse stables for the big race, the Spring City Sprint. Leo slips into 'cowboy mode' at the sight of horses. After a few antics, he scares the horses and they escape from their paddock, destroying the day's work. Bob and Scoop round up the horses while Wendy and Lofty safely steer them back to their paddock. The day comes to a close and Bob, Wendy, and Lofty must resort to re-building the stables overnight. The next morning, the race is set to begin but Bob, Wendy, and Lofty are already fast asleep. Learning Goals: To explore creative thinking and problem solving. To compare and contrast the purpose and attributes of structures. To understand the importance of perseverance.

Job Performance! (Episode #908)

PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Rockets Under the Stars: Mila is appearing on the children's TV game show, "Whiz-A-Quiz", and Bob and the team are building an outdoor movie area so that the Spring City community can watch the show together. Lofty is so thrilled to help the Spring City Rockets decorate the stadium that he leaves Leo to finish building the support frames for the giant screen all by himself. The frame cannot hold the giant screen and it falls apart, breaking the frame, stage, and audience seating. After a hard day's work, the team completes the job and the community gathers to watch Mila win the trophy for Spring City. Learning Goals: To observe how things balance and how position and/or weight change can impact balance. To understand the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions. Winter in Spring: Spring City is celebrating winter with the Winter in Spring Festival! Bob and the team are building a triple chairlift to transport passengers to the top of Observatory Hill for the occasion. When Skye offers Bob a snowboarding lesson, Scoop decides that he wants a try at the snowy hill, too. Despite Wendy's warnings, Scoop slides down the slope anyway. He crashes into the support beam and the chairlift cable jumps off the wheel tracks. Chairlift passengers Mila, JJ, and Skye are dangling from the cable and Bob snowboards swiftly down the slope to the emergency break. After the chairlift is repaired, Bob joins Mila and JJ for snowboarding stunts at the opening of the festival. Learning Goals: To compare and contrast seasonal differences. To identify seasonal changes and how they can affect clothing we wear and activities we participate in.

Machine Moves! (Episode #907)

PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fitness Frenzy: Spring City is hosting a Fun Run and it's up to Bob and the team to build a brand new fitness trail. Scoop's idol, Skye Sampson, is a renowned athlete and is organizing the event. Since Scoop can't participate in the Fun Run himself, he organizes the Muscle Machine Games and accidentally breaks the fitness trail equipment. A race against the clock, the team pulls together to finish the job before the event begins. Learning Goals: To introduce fitness and healthful eating. To recognize the value of teamwork and team building. Ballroom Blitz: Ballroom Blitz, TV dance sensation, is coming to Spring City! Bob and the team are building a sprung dance floor for the occasion to appease the star dancer, Sylvain de Souza. Team Bob and the Spring City Rockets catch dance fever, but Lofty's dancing attempts only result in him damaging part of the dance floor. Despite Lofty's self-doubt, Sylvain encourages him to follow his dreams. The team rallies to repair the floor in time for the performance and Wendy takes the stage to dance with Sylvain. Learning Goals: To recognize, reproduce, and extend patterns in counting and with concrete materials. To explore light and reflection. To understand that accomplishing a task sometimes takes practice.

What A Build! (Episode #906)

PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bentley's Bones: The Natural History Museum is receiving its first exhibit, a full sized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, and Bob and the team are finishing off the new extension. However, Leo discovers that Mr. Bentley provided the incorrect dimensions of the doors for the new extension. The dinosaur skeleton will not fit through them! Per Lofty's suggestion, the team dismantles the skeleton. They have difficulty reassembling it, but the photo on Leo's phone acts as an adequate guide and the team is able to successfully complete the job. Learning Goals: To explore size comparisons. To explore following a plan/guide for building or rebuilding. To appreciate the consequences of one's decisions and actions. Bear's Mountain: The zoo is preparing for a bear's arrival and needs Bob and the team to finish building the new bear enclosure. Bob plans a three-tiered natural habitat that resembles a rocky mountain, but Scoop is thinking bigger. With the other machines to help him, Scoop builds the structure higher--too high--and it collapses. Bob considers Scoop's attempt and redesigns the mountain to be four levels. The crate arrives and two bears, a mother and her cub, are set to enjoy their new enclosure. Learning Goals: To explore animal habitats and animal needs. To learn about taking apologizing and taking responsibility for one's actions. To recognize the value of learning from mistakes. To understand creative problem solving.

What A Team! (Episode #902)

PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Kitchen Whiz: Bob is in the kitchen preparing lunch for the team when a hungry Pilchard sneaks into his bag and hitches a ride to work. At the base of Chef Tattie's UFO-themed revolving restaurant, Bob is building the kitchen, Wendy is wiring the revolving floor, and Leo and the machines are decorating the entrance. Pilchard climbs out of Bob's bag and causes strange things to happen on the site, prompting the Machines to think it was an alien. When the restaurant starts revolving at high speed, Bob saves the day by luring Pilchard off the remote control with a sandwich. Together, the team finishes the restaurant in time and the Machines discover that the 'alien' was actually Pilchard. Learning Goals: To explore motion including up and down, circular, reverse, and forward. To understand everyone can try new things. Lofty Lets Loose: The zoo is getting a new giraffe-Lofty's favorite animal! Bob and the team are building its enclosure and viewing platform. Unfortunately, Lofty won't be able to see the giraffe--his job is to lift supplies over the fence. The work is nearly complete when the giraffe arrives. Amid the excitement, Lofty becomes so anxious that, trying to peer through the small spaces in the fence, he crashes through it! The giraffe flees, but Lofty uses his knowledge of giraffes to lure the animal back with food. The team finally finishes the enclosure just in time and Jenny names the giraffe after its biggest fan Lofty! Learning Goals: To explore animal characteristics and habitats To compare and contrast animals and machines. To recognize the natural world and the man-made world. To understand the need for patience and impulse control.

Let's Go! (Episode #901)

PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Sky High Scoop: Bob and the team arrive at the new skyscraper site only to find that Mayor Madison wants the elevator finished by the end of the day! She wants her photo taken overlooking Spring City and Scoop decides he wants to look out over Spring City, too. He rolls into Tiny's cage, becomes frightened as the cage rises, and rolls onto the beams of the unfinished skyscraper, prompting Bob's daring rescue. The team then completes the elevator, Mayor Madison gets her photo, and Scoop admits that he'd rather keep his wheels on the ground! Learning Goals: To compare and contrast what one sees from up high to down low. To compare and contrast ways to use technology to get to the top of a building. To recognize the need for personal safety. Milkshake Mix-Up: Bob and the team are finishing the new site for the Milk Shake Bar and Scoop is inspired when he sees Chef Tattie experimenting with all kinds of ingredients. Scoop is to work on mixing concrete to complete the parking lot and decides he wants to experiment, too. While Bob and Wendy are having fun tasting milkshakes, they aren't aware that Scoop is mixing all kinds of crazy materials into the concrete in an effort to make the parking lot look fun. The next morning, Scoop enthusiastically rolls into the parking lot, only to notice that the concrete isn't dry. Now they have to start all over! Bob gives Scoop the 'proper' materials to mix into the concrete. Soon it is dry, and looks just as terrific as Chef Tattie's Milk Shake Bar. Learning Goals: To make predictions about changes in materials or objects. To observe and evaluate investigation outcomes. To appreciate the value of honesty.

On The Job! (Episode #905)

PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Workshop Makeover: It's Curtis' birthday and Bob and the team has a surprise for him. While Leo takes Curtis out for a birthday meal, Bob and the team look after his garage and give the workshop a makeover. When distractions occur at the garage, Bob needs more time. Leo stalls while, back at the garage, Scoop's unfamiliarity with mechanics causes him to break the new roof. Bob and the team work quickly to fix the problem and an anxious Curtis finally returns to the garage, delighted with the birthday surprise! Learning Goals: To understand the value in making old things better. To understand that tools and machines make work easier. To recognize the value of working together to achieve a goal. To express kindness and friendship. Muck on Ice: Bob and the team are building Spring City's new ice rink. With nowhere else to play ice hockey, the Rockets plead Bob to finish the job quickly. Muck wants to play ice hockey, too, and inspires the other machines to join in. Bob and Wendy return to the site and find that they knocked down all of the barriers. As per Muck's suggestion, the team slides the panels across the ice for speedy delivery. The Rockets arrive just as the job is completed and Muck and the other machines are happy to watch the Rockets' ice hockey game. Learning Goals: To explore the properties of water as ice. To appreciate the consequences of one's actions.

All Together Now (Episode #904)

PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.

We Can Build It! (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Big Break: Bob and the team are installing new barriers and a driveway at Fixham Town Hall to prepare for the unveiling of a Mayor Madison statue. At the site, Scoop accidentally breaks an underground water pipe and, amid the chaos, Lofty breaks the paving slabs. Bob remedies the situation by using the broken slabs anyway, making a new paving design. The team finishes the job and the statue is unveiled with an unexpected surprise. The statue is not of Mayor Madison, but of Mr. Bentley in his snorkeling outfit. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To understand that some systems are underground. To appreciate the importance of following directions. Bob the Brave: The Fixham Medieval Festival is opening tonight and Bob and the team are building a portcullis. Leo becomes distracted role-playing as Prince Fix-a-Lot and is trapped inside the castle where he hears ghostly wails. Bob and the team fit a new drawbridge and raise the portcullis. Bob bravely ventures into the castle, saves Leo, and exposes the source of the ghostly wails: Mr. Bentley warming up his vocal chords for his performance. "Queen" Madison praises Bob's heroic efforts at the festival that night, knighting him "Bob the Brave." Learning Goals: To understand how technology has changed the way people have lived and worked over time. To understand the need for safety precautions.

What A Team! (Episode #902)

PBS Kids: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Kitchen Whiz: Bob is in the kitchen preparing lunch for the team when a hungry Pilchard sneaks into his bag and hitches a ride to work. At the base of Chef Tattie's UFO-themed revolving restaurant, Bob is building the kitchen, Wendy is wiring the revolving floor, and Leo and the machines are decorating the entrance. Pilchard climbs out of Bob's bag and causes strange things to happen on the site, prompting the Machines to think it was an alien. When the restaurant starts revolving at high speed, Bob saves the day by luring Pilchard off the remote control with a sandwich. Together, the team finishes the restaurant in time and the Machines discover that the 'alien' was actually Pilchard. Learning Goals: To explore motion including up and down, circular, reverse, and forward. To understand everyone can try new things. Lofty Lets Loose: The zoo is getting a new giraffe-Lofty's favorite animal! Bob and the team are building its enclosure and viewing platform. Unfortunately, Lofty won't be able to see the giraffe--his job is to lift supplies over the fence. The work is nearly complete when the giraffe arrives. Amid the excitement, Lofty becomes so anxious that, trying to peer through the small spaces in the fence, he crashes through it! The giraffe flees, but Lofty uses his knowledge of giraffes to lure the animal back with food. The team finally finishes the enclosure just in time and Jenny names the giraffe after its biggest fan Lofty! Learning Goals: To explore animal characteristics and habitats To compare and contrast animals and machines. To recognize the natural world and the man-made world. To understand the need for patience and impulse control.

Let's Go! (Episode #901)

PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Sky High Scoop: Bob and the team arrive at the new skyscraper site only to find that Mayor Madison wants the elevator finished by the end of the day! She wants her photo taken overlooking Spring City and Scoop decides he wants to look out over Spring City, too. He rolls into Tiny's cage, becomes frightened as the cage rises, and rolls onto the beams of the unfinished skyscraper, prompting Bob's daring rescue. The team then completes the elevator, Mayor Madison gets her photo, and Scoop admits that he'd rather keep his wheels on the ground! Learning Goals: To compare and contrast what one sees from up high to down low. To compare and contrast ways to use technology to get to the top of a building. To recognize the need for personal safety. Milkshake Mix-Up: Bob and the team are finishing the new site for the Milk Shake Bar and Scoop is inspired when he sees Chef Tattie experimenting with all kinds of ingredients. Scoop is to work on mixing concrete to complete the parking lot and decides he wants to experiment, too. While Bob and Wendy are having fun tasting milkshakes, they aren't aware that Scoop is mixing all kinds of crazy materials into the concrete in an effort to make the parking lot look fun. The next morning, Scoop enthusiastically rolls into the parking lot, only to notice that the concrete isn't dry. Now they have to start all over! Bob gives Scoop the 'proper' materials to mix into the concrete. Soon it is dry, and looks just as terrific as Chef Tattie's Milk Shake Bar. Learning Goals: To make predictions about changes in materials or objects. To observe and evaluate investigation outcomes. To appreciate the value of honesty.

Starting at the Bottom (Episode #1012)

PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 19, 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.

What's Hatching? (Episode #1008)

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

Spaced (Episode #1013)

PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 17, 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: Thu, Mar 16, 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.

A Sinking Feeling (Episode #1011)

PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 15, 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: Tue, Mar 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, Mar 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Watch Out Pilchard (Episode #1004)

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

* Tilly and Henry have asked Bob and the team to convert Fixham Castle into a spectacular wedding venue. When Scoop learns there will be a "Best Man," he volunteers to be "Best Machine. " But the job goes to his head as he tries to be the very best at everything, resulting in a disastrous wedding rehearsal. Scoop learns that he doesn't have to be the best at everything and that it is important to know your limits.
* Bob, Wendy and the team set out to build a tire shed for Curtis. When Muck shoos Pilchard out of his way, she suddenly vanishes. Leo and the machines run around looking for Pilchard, desperate to find her before Bob finds out that she's disappeared. When Muck admits that he had some part in her disappearance, they all discover that the cat had been sound asleep in his dumper the whole time.

Mind Out! (Episode #1003)

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

* For his college course, Leo films the team building a drive-thru at the Milkshake Bar. Scoop's desperation to be the star of Leo's film causes disruption and eventually a crash on the drive-thru lane! The drive-thru and film are ruined. Scoop learns that he must let others do their work-he stays off camera as Leo films the team fixing the drive-thru, showing everything that can happen on a build.
* Roley is excited that Bob will be playing his saxophone with the town band as soon as the park bandstand has been renovated. Meanwhile, Leo is tidying up the warehouse at Bob's yard, but is distracted when he discovers he can make music using the leftover piping and old oil drums. When Roley accidentally rolls over and flattens the band's instruments, he is so upset that he rolls away to hide. Bob comes to Roley's rescue by suggesting they follow Leo's creative idea and use bits and pieces from the yard to make new instruments. Bob's 'Junk Band' is a great success and even Mayor Madison approves!

Wendy Lights It Up (Episode #1007)

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

Bob's Big Challenge (Episode #1006)

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

MOVING HOUSE When Mayor Madison wants to save an old historic house that is dangerously close to a crumbling cliff, Bob and the team lift it onto Two-Tonne's flatbed to take it to a new site. Mr. Bentley accompanies the convoy and, being a keen bird watcher, he spots a nest of very rare eggs by the side of the road. To avoid disturbing it, Two-Tonne decides to take a different route through the city, but he misjudges the height of the bridge and the house gets stuck. Luckily Bob has a solution! He lets the air out of Two Tonne's tires so the vehicle becomes low enough to squeeze under the bridge and move to the new site. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the value of teamwork. --To learn to ask for help. --To explore height. --To recognize the importance protecting animals and their nests. --To understand that tires are filled with air. CRANE PAIN The team is at the stadium construction site installing sections of concrete onto the steelwork. Lofty is excited to be working with Tiny and wants to impress him. Lofty doesn't admit to finding the concrete difficult to lift and he drops a section in front of the access way, trapping everybody inside the stadium. With some creative problem solving and collaboration, the team completes the job in time! LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to accept help. --To understand problem solving. --To understand that machines can lift heavy objects.

Don't Muck It Up (Episode #1005)

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

* Bob and the team are working at the Zoo replacing Bella the elephant's enclosure to remind her of the wild. Muck and Scoop begin to prank each other, and Muck decides to hide inside the elephant house so he can jump out and surprise Scoop when Scoop passes by. But instead, Muck surprises poor Bella. Using ingenuity and roleplaying skills, Muck acts like an elephant and manages to calm the alarmed Bella down.
* Bob is building the jumps for Henry Corner's cross-country equestrian competition. Muck thinks the idea of jumping over things sounds like fun. Determined to find out, Muck sneaks away to build his own jump. But when he tests it out, he gets stuck. Lofty comes to the rescue, and Bob suggests using Muck's jump to finish the cross-country course.

Watch Out Pilchard (Episode #1004)

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

* Tilly and Henry have asked Bob and the team to convert Fixham Castle into a spectacular wedding venue. When Scoop learns there will be a "Best Man," he volunteers to be "Best Machine. " But the job goes to his head as he tries to be the very best at everything, resulting in a disastrous wedding rehearsal. Scoop learns that he doesn't have to be the best at everything and that it is important to know your limits.
* Bob, Wendy and the team set out to build a tire shed for Curtis. When Muck shoos Pilchard out of his way, she suddenly vanishes. Leo and the machines run around looking for Pilchard, desperate to find her before Bob finds out that she's disappeared. When Muck admits that he had some part in her disappearance, they all discover that the cat had been sound asleep in his dumper the whole time.

Mind Out! (Episode #1003)

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

* For his college course, Leo films the team building a drive-thru at the Milkshake Bar. Scoop's desperation to be the star of Leo's film causes disruption and eventually a crash on the drive-thru lane! The drive-thru and film are ruined. Scoop learns that he must let others do their work-he stays off camera as Leo films the team fixing the drive-thru, showing everything that can happen on a build.
* Roley is excited that Bob will be playing his saxophone with the town band as soon as the park bandstand has been renovated. Meanwhile, Leo is tidying up the warehouse at Bob's yard, but is distracted when he discovers he can make music using the leftover piping and old oil drums. When Roley accidentally rolls over and flattens the band's instruments, he is so upset that he rolls away to hide. Bob comes to Roley's rescue by suggesting they follow Leo's creative idea and use bits and pieces from the yard to make new instruments. Bob's 'Junk Band' is a great success and even Mayor Madison approves!

Scoop's Shockers (Episode #926)

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

Scoop Cries Wolf: Bob is building an ice cream kiosk at the beach. When a tired Scoop stays behind, he finds spurious reasons to radio Bob, urging him to return to the yard. A real crisis occurs, however, and Bob doesn't believe it's anything serious until Scoop brings a burning bin to the beach. It falls onto the kiosk roof but Scoop swiftly extinguishes the fire by pouring sand onto it. Learning Goals: To experience why exaggeration can cause problems. To learn about fire safety. To observe how proper sleep is important to good decision making. The Big Bang: In order to make room for the new skyscraper, Bob and the team are demolishing an old factory. Lofty is fearful when they plan to use explosives to bring down the chimney. Scoop taunts him around the site, causing loud noises to scare him. With Scoop's loud 'KA-BOOM' shout, Lofty reacts by accidently smashing the girder into the chimney, causing a hole. This hole could cause the chimney to fall onto the street. The team patches the hole and Lofty prepares for the explosion. Afterward, he realizes that there was nothing to be afraid of after all, while Scoop cowers in fear. Learning Goals: To show safely demolishing a building takes skill and practice. To explore scaring and teasing and the effects it has on others. To learn to apologize. To overcome fears.

Old and New (Episode #925)

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

The Silver Shield: Bob and the team are at Fixham Castle, clearing a courtyard and restoring a bricked-up archway. When Scoop learns the story of The Legend of the Silver Shield, he becomes transfixed on finding the artifact, said to be buried in the surrounding are. As Scoop digs for treasure, he gets too close to the wall and causes it to become unstable. While team repairs the wall, Wendy notices that the statue of Sir Roger is pointing at something. The team excitedly ventures to the area and Scoop digs up a stunning find-the Silver Shield! Bob returns it to the statue and the pieces shine marvellously. Learning Goals: To explore past and present. To identify real and pretend. To recognize an architectural shape, the arch. City Beach: Bob and the team are creating a temporary city beach for Spring City's summer season. Mr. Bentley hopes win the 'Blue Ribbon', an award for the cleanest, safest beach. The Machines become anxious when they learn that the inspector could be disguised as anyone. In a panic, they cause a mess on the site. They desperately try to clean it, but as the real inspector approaches with Mr. Bentley, it appears they've run out of time. The Spring City Rockets swoop in and offer their help. Impressed with their community spirit, the inspector awards Spring City with the Blue Ribbon. Learning Goals: To promote team work and its advantages and rewards. To explore why keeping calm is a benefit. To look at one way to keep things tidy and neat.

After Dark (Episode #1002)

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

* While Bob and his team are building an underground car garage for Phillip at the Town Hall, Phillip sleeps in Bob's yard for the night with the rest of the machines. In the middle of the night, he accidentally scares an already intimidated Muck, who mistakes him for a ghost! In the commotion, the hydraulic jacks for the construction project are ruined. Muck comes up with an idea for how Bob and his team can get the garage finished before Mayor Snipe arrives.
* When the new Town Hall alarm keeps going off, Dizzy and Lofty are respectively excited and horrified by Mr Bentley's suggestion that it could be a ghost setting it off. Bob and Wendy eventually find the real culprits - bats that Bob accidentally trapped inside the chimney when he was working on it. To make sure the bats don't get hurt by living in the chimney, the team decides to create a new home for the bats on the roof.

Lofty's New Claw (Episode #1001)

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

* Bob and Lofty are going to construct the museum's new pyramid exhibition building. Lofty is excited that he gets to use his new claw attachment. Upon arriving at the site, they discover that Tiny has already built most of the pyramid for an archaeologist, Anish Bose, who wants to put his exhibits inside the central chamber. Lofty wants to finish up the work by himself but places a stone at the entrance of the pyramid by mistake, trapping Bob, Wendy, and Anish inside! Lofty realizes that his eagerness to do too much on his own caused the problem, and that working as a team with Tiny is much better.
* While clearing trash from Fixham Beach, Lofty collects all of the driftwood he can find. Scoop is baffled that Lofty thinks the driftwood is beautiful and tries to throw it all away. When Muck hauls the debris to the dump, Lofty spots a prize piece of wood, and grabs it, causing the trash to fall back into the water! With creative problem-solving and teamwork, Bob uses the driftwood to create a floating barrier in order to collect the flotsam and jetsam. Later they use the driftwood to decorate the path to the beach. Even Scoop is impressed.

Scoop's Shockers (Episode #926)

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

Scoop Cries Wolf: Bob is building an ice cream kiosk at the beach. When a tired Scoop stays behind, he finds spurious reasons to radio Bob, urging him to return to the yard. A real crisis occurs, however, and Bob doesn't believe it's anything serious until Scoop brings a burning bin to the beach. It falls onto the kiosk roof but Scoop swiftly extinguishes the fire by pouring sand onto it. Learning Goals: To experience why exaggeration can cause problems. To learn about fire safety. To observe how proper sleep is important to good decision making. The Big Bang: In order to make room for the new skyscraper, Bob and the team are demolishing an old factory. Lofty is fearful when they plan to use explosives to bring down the chimney. Scoop taunts him around the site, causing loud noises to scare him. With Scoop's loud 'KA-BOOM' shout, Lofty reacts by accidently smashing the girder into the chimney, causing a hole. This hole could cause the chimney to fall onto the street. The team patches the hole and Lofty prepares for the explosion. Afterward, he realizes that there was nothing to be afraid of after all, while Scoop cowers in fear. Learning Goals: To show safely demolishing a building takes skill and practice. To explore scaring and teasing and the effects it has on others. To learn to apologize. To overcome fears.

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