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Sid the Science Kid Previous Broadcasts

Hello, Doggie! (Episode #126H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 5:00 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!

Ignatz's Inertia (Episode #204H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

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 Kids: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

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)

Slide to the Side! (Episode #202H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide...he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. (Educational objective - Friction)

No School Singalong Special! (Episode #201H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Sid wonders what he could possibly do on his day off from school. But when all his friends come over for a play date, they quickly put their science minds together and decide to put on a show in the backyard! They each take turns rocking out as they sing their favorite science songs for a very appreciative audience of Mom, Dad, and Zeke!

Hello, Doggie! (Episode #126H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 5:00 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!

My Slide (Episode #122H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 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!

The Broken Wheel (Episode #121H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 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!

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

KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 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!

The Tree House (Episode #124H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 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!

Sid's Amazing Invention (Episode #123H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 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.

My Slide (Episode #122H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 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!

The Broken Wheel (Episode #121H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 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!

I Want Cake (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 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.

A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 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!

Sid's Health Day (Episode #120H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 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!

Must See TV (Episode #119H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 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!

The Big Sneeze (Episode #118H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 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!

I Want Cake (Episode #117H)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 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.

A Brush with Teeth (Episode #116H)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 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!

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 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 Itchy Tag (Episode #111H)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 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!

All My Senses (Episode #115H)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 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!

Too Much Noise (Episode #114H)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 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!

Grandma's Glasses (Episode #113H)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 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.

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