Donate

Sid the Science Kid Previous Broadcasts

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

Halloween Spooky Science Special (Episode #218H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

It's Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible. Sid is a bat with big fangs. May is a spooky black cat. Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider. And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo! Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific! The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames! At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime. Susie then ends the day with a special "Halloween Parade" song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

The Tree House (Episode #124H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid's Backyard Campout! (Episode #214H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Pack some food and bring your backpack because Sid, Gerald, and Dad are gearing up for a big adventure! They're setting up tents for a campout in the backyard! Dad is eager to share his love of nature and demonstrates how to have a great time outside with the simplest of necessities. They look for animals, cook their own dinner, marvel at the stars in the sky, roast marshmallows, and sing songs around the campfire. And here's the best part, the viewer is invited to join the adventure and sing along!

Sid's Amazing Invention (Episode #123H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (Episode #125H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!

My Slide (Episode #122H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things... including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

The Tree House (Episode #124H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

The Broken Wheel (Episode #121H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

When a wheel falls off Sid's favorite toy truck, he tapes it back on. But now the wheel won't spin, and Sid wonders how exactly wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of things like cars, trains, tricycles, and even toy trucks!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid's Amazing Invention (Episode #123H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (Episode #125H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!

Must See TV (Episode #119H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!

A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs like chewing our food! So it's really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day!

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

The Big Sneeze (Episode #118H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 18, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

My Slide (Episode #122H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things... including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Must See TV (Episode #119H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

The Broken Wheel (Episode #121H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

When a wheel falls off Sid's favorite toy truck, he tapes it back on. But now the wheel won't spin, and Sid wonders how exactly wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of things like cars, trains, tricycles, and even toy trucks!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

The Big Sneeze (Episode #118H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!

Must See TV (Episode #119H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 16, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

I Want Cake (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food.

The Big Sneeze (Episode #118H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!

Must See TV (Episode #119H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!

A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs like chewing our food! So it's really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day!

I Want Cake (Episode #117H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 14, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food.

The Big Sneeze (Episode #118H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wonders what is the best way to always stay healthy? At school, Sid and his friends discover that there's lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth, and exercising!

Too Much Noise (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!

The Itchy Tag (Episode #111H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.

No More Changes (Episode #110H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

I Want Cake (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food.

Too Much Noise (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!

A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs like chewing our food! So it's really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 10, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.

Too Much Noise (Episode #114H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 9, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

What's That Smell? (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.

Too Much Noise (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 7, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!

The Itchy Tag (Episode #111H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 7, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.

No More Changes (Episode #110H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 6, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wants to know about all his different senses. At school, Sid and his friends embark on a quest to explore vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste!

The Perfect Pancake (Episode #109H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time ... not too much, and not too little.

My Mushy Banana (Episode #106H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it's natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay!

No More Changes (Episode #110H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

My Ice Pops (Episode #108H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask," Why do things have to melt?" After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don't stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid.

Super Science Tools (Episode #105H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid has quite a collection of science tools in his room: a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart and a magnifying glass. They're all perfect tools for investigating and exploring the world, but Sid can't figure out which one is his favorite! His friends help him discover that each science tool is amazing in its own special way.

What's That Smell? (Episode #112H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

The Perfect Pancake (Episode #109H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time ... not too much, and not too little.

What's That Smell? (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid wakes up to his favorite smell in the world, pancakes. But the yummy scent is quickly taken over by a different smell when baby brother Zeke and his stinky diaper enter Sid's room. At school, Sid learns how smells travel through the air and arrive inside the nose.

The Itchy Tag (Episode #111H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

My Ice Pops (Episode #108H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask," Why do things have to melt?" After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don't stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid.

The Itchy Tag (Episode #111H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 2, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn't soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy...like his shirt tag!

No More Changes (Episode #110H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

My Shrinking Shoes (Episode #107H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

When Sid's shoes don't fit, he declares that his shoes must be shrinking. Sid and his friends discover that it's hard to see things growing, because growing happens slowly over time. It turns out Sid's shoes weren't shrinking -- he was growing!

No More Changes (Episode #110H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

TV
    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 10/15 morning: KQED Plus (KQEH) Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: This problem has been resolved, and the OTA signal for the DT54 channels restored. (DT54.1 through 54.5) KQED Plus’ Over the Air transmission is currently off air via our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak northeast of San Jose. Technicians are working on the problem. No current estimate regarding how long this will exist. We […]

    • KQET (DT25) Over the Air: Wed 8/27

      We are aware of the break-up issues for our DT25 Over the Air signal in the Monterey/Salinas area. This will also affect viewers of any cable or satellite signal provider using that transmitter as their source. Engineers are working on the problem.

    • Week of 8/25: Sutro Tower work (including KQED 9 Over the Air)

      (Affects several San Francisco TV & Radio stations, including KQED 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) During the week of August 25, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm, several TV and radio stations will be switching to their Auxiliary antennas. This is being done so that the tower crew can perform routine maintenance on the regular […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9

KQED 9
Comcast 9 and 709
Digital 9.1, 54.2 or 25.1

All widescreen and HD programs

KQED Plus

Channel 54
Comcast 10 and 710
Digital 9.2, 54.1 or 25.2

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Comcast 190
Digital 9.3

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

Quality children's programming parents love too