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Sid the Science Kid Previous Broadcasts

Reused Robot! (Episode #208H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid's toy robot is broken, so he wants to throw it "away." Sid's Mom tells him there is no such thing as "away," and when we put something in the trash, we are actually creating waste. Sid and his friends explore the idea that everything we throw away goes somewhere. This leads to an investigation of how to recycle and reuse items so that we make less trash. (Educational objective - Recycling)

Clean Air! (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid the roving reporter is investigating something strange in his backyard--his Dad is wearing a mask while painting. Sid discovers that his Dad is protecting his face so he doesn't breathe in the dirty fumes. At school, Sid and his friends discover that people and animals on Earth need to breathe clean air, and when we pollute the air around us, it affects the air that everyone breathes. The kids also discover that trees have a really important role in keeping our air clean! (Educational objective - Clean Air)

Where Did The Water Go? (Episode #206H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

While brushing his teeth, Sid wonders what happens to all the dirty water when it goes down the drain. At The Science Center, Sid and his friends explore how water travels in and out of our homes through pipes. And here's something Sid and his friends never realized: there's lots of water in the world, but you can't drink it all! We can only use fresh water, and there aren't a lot of fresh water sources in the world. That's why it's important not to waste water! (Educational objective - Water Conservation)

Rock & Roll Easter! (Episode #215H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

It's springtime and that means it's time to hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard. Explorer Sid searches under every bush and behind every tree, and he finds all the eggs Mom and Dad have hidden. But wait, he also found...a big shiny rock! Could it be...a treasure? Sid brings the rock to school and the kids try to identify the mystery rock. This leads to a special Easter themed investigation where the kids don bunny ears to find and sort different kinds of rocks on an Easter Rock Hunt!

Sid's Super Kick! (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

In his backyard, Sid is pretending to be "Super Sid!" To show his super strength, he kicks a soccer ball really hard and it sails across the yard. But when he tries to kick it to a nearby tree with the same might, the ball once again sails really far. On a special trip to the Science Center, Sid and his friends investigate how using lots of force makes something move really far and fast-just like kicking a soccer ball! (Educational objective - Force)

Ignatz's Inertia (Episode #204H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard and rolls him across the patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward and flies into the air! Sid is curious why Ignatz didn't stop moving too, so he and his friends investigate and discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped-and that's inertia! (Educational objective - Inertia)

That's The Way The Ball Bounces (Episode #203H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity)

Rock & Roll Easter! (Episode #215H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

It's springtime and that means it's time to hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard. Explorer Sid searches under every bush and behind every tree, and he finds all the eggs Mom and Dad have hidden. But wait, he also found...a big shiny rock! Could it be...a treasure? Sid brings the rock to school and the kids try to identify the mystery rock. This leads to a special Easter themed investigation where the kids don bunny ears to find and sort different kinds of rocks on an Easter Rock Hunt!

Sid's Special Dad Day (Episode #132H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.

Sid The Weatherman (Episode #135H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures!

The Wind Did It (Episode #134H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!

Sid's Holiday Adventure (Episode #133H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!

Sid's Special Dad Day (Episode #132H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.

Sid's Rainy Play Date (Episode #131H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid is supposed to have a playdate outside, but the forecast calls for rain! Sid isn't too happy and wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside? At school, Sid and his friends discover that rain actually comes from rain clouds! They also learn that rain is really important because it helps living things grow.

I Have Muscles Where? (Episode #137H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

When Sid's Dad tells him a really funny joke, Sid laughs so hard that his face hurts. Sid wonders why his face would hurt if the joke was funny? When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they learn that they have muscles all over their bodies, even in their faces!

Now That's Using Your Brain (Episode #140H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!

How Did My Dog Do That? (Episode #139H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!

Sid's Amazing Lungs (Episode #138H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!

I Have Muscles Where? (Episode #137H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

When Sid's Dad tells him a really funny joke, Sid laughs so hard that his face hurts. Sid wonders why his face would hurt if the joke was funny? When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they learn that they have muscles all over their bodies, even in their faces!

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