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Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Previous Broadcasts

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

Mush If By Land, Mush Mush If By Sea (Episode #211)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

In the first of this two-part episode, Madi and Rosario are challenged to get a message to Ruff's friend in Hawaii - even though Ruff has only sent them as far as Colorado. They learn about reading topographical maps and compasses, and get on a dogsled to cross the Continental Divide and throw Ruff's message into a westward flowing river, trusting that it will eventually find its way to Hawaii. Willie and Nina embark on a race following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston. They must solve puzzles and learn about the Revolutionary War to complete the challenge.

Ruff's Bowling Is Going Downhill (Episode #210)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Willie and Bridget go on a quest to build a bowling machine. First, they meet up with an engineer to learn about the physics of bowling. Then, the kids put their knowledge to use, designing and building a machine that can bowl well. After testing and refining their machine, they use it to compete against "Throbot," a multimillion dollar bowling machine. Meanwhile, Rosario heads to the mountains to learn how to snowboard.

Roughing It with Ruff (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

I'm Ok, You're Okra (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food - pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.

I'm Ok, You're Okra (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food - pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.

The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (Episode #205)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into teams of two and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.

Roughing It with Ruff (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Fearing that he is being forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival-training expert to learn the ways of the woods. The kids learn what it takes to stay alive if you are lost in the forest. On the first day, two teams of kids design and build shelters that are safe, waterproof, and windproof. After it gets dark, they learn different methods for starting and maintaining fires. On the second day, kids put their survival skills to use in a race to see which team can get rescued first.

I'm Ok, You're Okra (Episode #207)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Madi and Mike are challenged to prove that dogs have a soothing effect on people. They visit a pediatrician and learn about how the body responds to stressful situations like going to the doctor's office. Then the kids create a data collection study that measures the pulses of people before and after playing with dogs. They try to find out whether patients feel calmer in the presence of dogs. Ruff sends another team of FETCHers to the Louisiana Bayou to learn how to make gumbo and learn about the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans.

Reducing The Calories and Cats In Your Life (Episode #206)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Nina must make a healthy version of Ruff's favorite food - pizza. They meet up with a chef and learn about nutrition, including the five food groups and calories. After they perfect their recipe, they must serve it to Nina's school cafeteria, and get at least 75% of the student body to give it a thumbs-up! Meanwhile Madi and Bridget volunteer at an animal shelter, and match cats with families who want to adopt them.

The Mystery of Dogtopia and Catlantis (Episode #205)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Ruff sends all six kids out on a mysterious island adventure to learn why cats and dogs don't get along. The kids are broken into teams of two and must solve riddles that guide them through the mystery. Challenges include using pulleys to lift a heavy boat and creating an electromagnet out of a battery, nail, and wire.

Ruff's Big Break (Episode #204)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Mike and Willie are challenged to learn about the human balance system. They visit an otologist and learn that the brain uses input from the eyes, muscles, and inner ear in order to stay balanced. To investigate this further, the kids perform tests to see what happens when the three inputs are missing or distorted. Then they suit up in a Ruff costume and demonstrate their newfound balance wisdom to Ruff by balancing over a pit of shaving cream! Bridget and Rosario learn how to design and build puppets and then perform a puppet show for the kids in a hospital.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
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