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Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover (Episode #104)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold. "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.

Jet's First Halloween (Episode #131H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day (Episode #108)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Beep Has the Blues" - Beep is sad because her sister rover on Mars, Boop, is sick and can't move. Celery flies the kids out to Mars to try to help and discover the problem - that Boop's solar panels have been covered in dust. Curriculum: A planetary rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other celestial body. "Chore Day" - Jet learns what chores are, and he and Sean help Sydney turn her chores into science games! Curriculum: Force is any interaction that tends to change the motion of an object. Force can also be explained as a push or pull.

Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits (Episode #122)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

"Sunspot and the Great Red Spot" - Sunspot is determined to get to Jupiter to meet his fellow pet aliens, other members of the Red Spot Club. The Club is thousands of years old. They meet annually at an exact time to observe and celebrate the Red Spot. But, mechanical problems with the family wagon/saucer may thwart the trip. The kids and Celery do everything they can to get Sunspot to Jupiter and his Red Spot Club meet-up. Curriculum: The Great Red Spot is an enormous, high-pressure storm akin to an Earth hurricane that has been raging on the surface of Jupiter for at least 400 years. "Uncle Zucchini Babysits" - Uncle Zucchini finally gets to Earth for a visit, just as the Propulsion parents are called away on a work assignment. Uncle Zucchini volunteers to watch the kids. In the process of helping the kids coax Sunspot into taking a bath, Uncle Zucchini learns about the three states of water (solid, liquid, and gas). Curriculum: What is water and how does it change from one form to another? Water exists in three different states: solid, liquid, and gas. Clouds, snow, and rain are all made up of some form of water. Temperature and pressure can change water from solid (ice) to liquid (wet) to gas (vapor).

How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base (Episode #105)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

How Come the Moon Has Craters - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface. Backyard Moon Base - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and use their imaginations to figure out what challenges they would need to overcome in order to live on the Moon. Curriculum: A moon habitat is a structure on the Moon that would provide the right conditions to allow humans to live on the Moon's surface.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover (Episode #104)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold. "Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Jet's First Halloween (Episode #131H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Not A Sound/Mindy In Space (Episode #139)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

The kids get information from Dr. Rafferty and then travel to outer space to confirm the amazing fact that there is no sound in outer space... even though Jet is convinced he's heard sounds all over the solar system. / After Mindy laments the fact that she's still only 4 and still can't go to space with the other kids, Sydney, Jet, Sean, and Sunspot plan a full makeshift, cobbled together "Day in Space" right there in Jet's yard. Mindy's day ends on a nearby hilltop where they all watch a real, amazing, actual space event - the Leonid Meteor Showers shooting across the sky!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Castaway Carrot/Jet Can't Sleep (Episode #137)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

After an afternoon on the Moon, Celery, Jet, and Sunspot discover, as they fly to Earth, that they have mistakenly left Carrot on the Moon! Then the saucer malfunctions and they receive news of a possible solar storm headed their way. In a nail-biter, Jet and Sunspot do a mid-outer space repair job - as per Celery's instructions -with Carrot comically adapting to the Moon environment. In the end, the saucer is fixed, Carrot is rescued, and the solar storm heads in the opposite direction of the Moon. / When a loud thunderstorm hits the neighborhood one evening, the Propulsions are woken up. They gather in the kitchen as the noisy storm rages on, and Jet is too excited to get back to sleep. Carrot, Celery, and Sunspot are sympathetic - they're in the same boat! During the night they all learn about Earth storms as compared to storms on other planets. And then they all try to get Jet to fall back asleep, a seemingly impossible task. They use more and more absurd methods, until Celery has a conventional Earthie solution: sing a lullaby.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Jet's First Halloween (Episode #131H)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Not A Sound/Mindy In Space (Episode #139)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

The kids get information from Dr. Rafferty and then travel to outer space to confirm the amazing fact that there is no sound in outer space... even though Jet is convinced he's heard sounds all over the solar system. / After Mindy laments the fact that she's still only 4 and still can't go to space with the other kids, Sydney, Jet, Sean, and Sunspot plan a full makeshift, cobbled together "Day in Space" right there in Jet's yard. Mindy's day ends on a nearby hilltop where they all watch a real, amazing, actual space event - the Leonid Meteor Showers shooting across the sky!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Castaway Carrot/Jet Can't Sleep (Episode #137)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

After an afternoon on the Moon, Celery, Jet, and Sunspot discover, as they fly to Earth, that they have mistakenly left Carrot on the Moon! Then the saucer malfunctions and they receive news of a possible solar storm headed their way. In a nail-biter, Jet and Sunspot do a mid-outer space repair job - as per Celery's instructions -with Carrot comically adapting to the Moon environment. In the end, the saucer is fixed, Carrot is rescued, and the solar storm heads in the opposite direction of the Moon. / When a loud thunderstorm hits the neighborhood one evening, the Propulsions are woken up. They gather in the kitchen as the noisy storm rages on, and Jet is too excited to get back to sleep. Carrot, Celery, and Sunspot are sympathetic - they're in the same boat! During the night they all learn about Earth storms as compared to storms on other planets. And then they all try to get Jet to fall back asleep, a seemingly impossible task. They use more and more absurd methods, until Celery has a conventional Earthie solution: sing a lullaby.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory (Episode #102)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. Our sun is a star in the Milky Way galaxy, a yellow dwarf. The Propulsion family comes from another star in our galaxy: Bortron, a smaller, cooler red dwarf star. "Treehouse Observatory" - Sydney, Jet, Sunspot, and Sean fix up a treehouse and make it into their own clubhouse/observatory. The kids even build their own telescope so they can all observe the awesome nighttime sky! Curriculum: An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

Tour of the Solar System/Jet Cooks Dinner (Episode #101)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Tour of the Solar System" - Jet attempts to play the "Solar System" game with Sean, Sydney, and Mindy, but the kids don't quite understand which planets go where. Celery, Jet's mom, takes them on a tour of the solar system and introduces each of the eight planets. Curriculum: The sun is at the center of our solar system, and everything else revolves around it. The sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, and different kinds of space rocks like asteroids and comets are all part of our solar system. "Jet Cooks Dinner" - Sydney, Mindy, Sunspot, and Sean help Jet cook a classic meal from Bortron 7 for his parents, Celery and Carrot. After some funny attempts, the kids find that using the Scientific Method works best to get the meal done in time. Curriculum: "Failure is not the opposite of success; failure is a stepping stone to success." This attitude can be applied to cooking as well as scientific discoveries!

Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday (Episode #136)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Sean's nervousness about flying out to visit the remote Neptune is soothed by Jet's suggestion - an improvised, fun "Neptune tune." It works as our kids, Sunspot, and Celery fly to the faraway eighth planet! / When the kids discover that they've missed all 63 of Jet's Bortronian birthdays, they decide to celebrate the one-year anniversary of him landing on Earth instead... with an "Earthday birthday" surprise party!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space (Episode #130)

KQED 9: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Total Eclipse of the Sunspot" - While Mindy, Jet, Sean, and Sydney are trying to use a solar panel to improve their energy efficiency, they notice that Sunspot is acting strange. It turns out that Sunspot was aware of an impending eclipse and was trying to alert the kids to the fact that the Sun would be darkened for a while. Curriculum: A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. It's important not to look directly at the Sun during an eclipse, but you can watch it through the use of a box viewer. "Sean's Year in Space" - Sean is excited by NASA's "Year in Space" program on the ISS, and decides to try to live for a year in the tree house without ever coming down. The kids keep interrupting him, and finally, after only a short afternoon of trying, he comes down for dinner. Curriculum: The International Space Station, or ISS, is home to several astronauts at a time, who come and go in small capsules like the Soyuz. At this point, astronauts are even staying for a year at a time to study what happens to humans who live in micro-gravity for extended periods, so we can learn what will happen to us on long space voyages, like a trip to Mars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7 (Episode #103)

KQED 9: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Round and Round" -The kids learn how all the planets both orbit around the Sun and rotate on their own axes at the same time. Curriculum: The planets both revolve around the sun and rotate on their axis. "The Plant From Bortron 7" - Jet attempts to grow a seed from his home planet, but the light from our Sun is stronger than the light from Bortron 7, and has a surprising effect on the plant! Curriculum: There are different kinds of stars, which emit different kinds of light.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory (Episode #102)

KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. Our sun is a star in the Milky Way galaxy, a yellow dwarf. The Propulsion family comes from another star in our galaxy: Bortron, a smaller, cooler red dwarf star. "Treehouse Observatory" - Sydney, Jet, Sunspot, and Sean fix up a treehouse and make it into their own clubhouse/observatory. The kids even build their own telescope so they can all observe the awesome nighttime sky! Curriculum: An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Tour of the Solar System/Jet Cooks Dinner (Episode #101)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

"Tour of the Solar System" - Jet attempts to play the "Solar System" game with Sean, Sydney, and Mindy, but the kids don't quite understand which planets go where. Celery, Jet's mom, takes them on a tour of the solar system and introduces each of the eight planets. Curriculum: The sun is at the center of our solar system, and everything else revolves around it. The sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, and different kinds of space rocks like asteroids and comets are all part of our solar system. "Jet Cooks Dinner" - Sydney, Mindy, Sunspot, and Sean help Jet cook a classic meal from Bortron 7 for his parents, Celery and Carrot. After some funny attempts, the kids find that using the Scientific Method works best to get the meal done in time. Curriculum: "Failure is not the opposite of success; failure is a stepping stone to success." This attitude can be applied to cooking as well as scientific discoveries!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet (Episode #132)

KQED 9: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

The kids and Sunspot attempt to build the tallest tower ever on the Moon, hoping to beat Jet's cousin's record. While building, the Moon's surface shakes. Huh? The Earth kids are amazed to learn that the Moon has quakes, and Jet is just as amazed to learn that Earthquakes exist. After learning about the causes of moonquakes, the kids attempt to build a Moonquake-proof structure. / Sean and Sydney are planning to take Jet to the DSA Open House the upcoming weekend. The Earth kids are nervous that he will get in front of a crowd of strangers and forget to keep the secret that he's an alien from Bortron 7. After a hilarious outburst from Jet, the kids are motivated to try to "train" him to behave less like an alien from outer space, and more like a "regular Earthie kid." Jet's doing well until he ends up using his Bortronian jet-pack to fly up to rescue the DSA weather balloon when it's about to get away in some bad weather.

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