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Design Squad Previous Broadcasts

The Need for Speed (Episode #101)

PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

A professional racecar builder challenges the DS teams to convert kiddie toys - a red wagon and a tricycle - into motorized dragsters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

A Collective Collaboration (Episode #106)

PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

The teams both set their sights on designing the most durable, portable and low-cost peanut butter making machines for a women's collective in Haiti. Powered by human hands and inspiring to the human heart, DS shows that engineering really can change lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 15, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
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