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
Sid's Amazing Lungs (Episode #138)
KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 9:30 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 #137)
KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
Special Mom Day Meal (Episode #136)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 -- 9:30 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 #134)
KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 9:30 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: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 9:30 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 #132)
KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 9:30 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 #131)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 9:30 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.
The Bug Club (Episode #130)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
The Tree House (Episode #124)
KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
Sid's Amazing Invention (Episode #123)
KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 9:30 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.
My Slide (Episode #122)
KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
The Broken Wheel (Episode #121)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
Sid's Health Day (Episode #120)
KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
Must See TV (Episode #119)
KQED Plus: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 9:30 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!
The Big Sneeze (Episode #118)
KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 9:30 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!