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Sid the Science Kid Previous Broadcasts

Save The Stump! (Episode #209)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures! During a special field trip to The Science Center, Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old stumps, and if one habitat is destroyed, all of the other habitats and animals are affected. (Educational objective - Habitats)

Reused Robot! (Episode #208)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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 #207)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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 #206)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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)

Special Mom Day Meal (Episode #136)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion.

Sid The Weatherman (Episode #135)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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!

Rock & Roll Easter! (Episode #215)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

The Wind Did It (Episode #134)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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 The Weatherman (Episode #135)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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!

Rock & Roll Easter! (Episode #215)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Getting A Shot: You Can Do It! (Episode #141)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sid is super excited because his Grandma is coming to school! Grandma is a nurse, so she'll be giving everyone the new flu vaccination. Sid and his friends are a little hesitant to get the shot, and they have lots of questions about the vaccination and what it does inside their bodies. Grandma and Susie team up to explain the science of how a vaccination works, and then Grandma kicks in with a special song that makes getting a vaccination super easy!

Sid's Special Dad Day (Episode #132)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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 #131)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

The Bug Club (Episode #130)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground.

Don't Forget The Leaves (Episode #129)

PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!

The Dirt On Dirt (Episode #128)

PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

In an Earth Day themed episode, Sid wants to know what makes dirt so dirty? At school, Sid and his friends discover that dirt is really important to the Earth because it helps things grow, and it's also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, and even living things like bugs and worms!

Home Tweet Home (Episode #127)

PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!

Hello, Doggie! (Episode #126)

PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 12:30 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!

The Tree House (Episode #124)

PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 12:30 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!

Sid's Amazing Invention (Episode #123)

PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 12:30 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.

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