Sid the Science Kid
This series uses comedy to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science and explores their "Why?" questions in everyday life. It features the energetic and inquisitive 5-year-old Sid, who tackles the ideas that preschoolers find fascinating (Why do bananas go 'bad'? How does my juice box straw work? How does a bird fly without a plane? ). In each episode, viewers meet Sid's friends and family who help him find the answers to these questions.
Sid the Science Kid Previous Broadcasts
The Big Sneeze (Episode #118)
PBS Kids: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 12:30 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!
I Want Cake (Episode #117)
PBS Kids: Sat, Jan 21, 2017 -- 12:30 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.
A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116)
PBS Kids: Fri, Jan 20, 2017 -- 12:30 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!
All My Senses (Episode #115)
PBS Kids: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 12:30 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!
Too Much Noise (Episode #114)
PBS Kids: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 12:30 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!
Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113)
PBS Kids: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 -- 12:30 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.
What's That Smell? (Episode #112)
PBS Kids: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 12:30 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.