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Hello, Doggie! (#126) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 -- 12:30pm

Home Tweet Home (#127) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 -- 12:30pm

The Dirt On Dirt (#128) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Don't Forget The Leaves (#129) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Bug Club (#130) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Special Mom Day Meal (#136) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

I Have Muscles Where? (#137) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Amazing Lungs (#138) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

How Did My Dog Do That? (#139) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Now That's Using Your Brain (#140) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 7, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Backyard Campout! (#214) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Pack some food and bring your backpack because Sid, Gerald, and Dad are gearing up for a big adventure! They're setting up tents for a campout in the backyard! Dad is eager to share his love of nature and demonstrates how to have a great time outside with the simplest of necessities. They look for animals, cook their own dinner, marvel at the stars in the sky, roast marshmallows, and sing songs around the campfire. And here's the best part, the viewer is invited to join the adventure and sing along!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

No School Singalong Special! (#201) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Slide to the Side! (#202) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

That's The Way The Ball Bounces (#203) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Ignatz's Inertia (#204) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Super Kick! (#205) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his backyard, Sid is pretending to be "Super Sid!" To show his super strength, he kicks a soccer ball really hard and it sails across the yard. But when he tries to kick it to a nearby tree with the same might, the ball once again sails really far. On a special trip to the Science Center, Sid and his friends investigate how using lots of force makes something move really far and fast-just like kicking a soccer ball! (Educational objective - Force)

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Where Did The Water Go? (#206) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Clean Air! (#207) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Reused Robot! (#208) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Save The Stump! (#209) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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)

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Let There Be Light (#210) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid and his baby brother Zeke are playing a game where they try to "grab" the light coming out of a flashlight, which proves to be impossible. At school, Sid and his friends explore the science of light and discover that light comes from various energy sources. They also discover that there are some light sources that can't be turned off, like the biggest light source of all...the sun! (Educational objective - Light)

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Discovering Darkness (#211) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

On an early morning, Sid wakes up while it's still dark outside. Sid and his friends investigate and observe what happens when a light source is completely blocked--creating darkness. It turns out everything stays the same in the dark, because darkness is just the absence of light...which means there's nothing to be afraid of in the dark! (Educational objective - Darkness)

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Shadow Smile! (#212) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After looking at his own shadow, Sid wonders why his shadow doesn't smile when he does. This leads Sid and his friends to investigate shadows at The Science Center. They explore ways to create a shadow by blocking a light source and discover that shadows show shapes but not details like colors, stripes, or a smile! (Educational objective - Shadows)

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

A Rainbow Every Day! (#213) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After a rainstorm, the sun comes out and Sid spots a big rainbow in the sky. He races inside to tell his parents, but by the time he brings them outside to see it, the rainbow is gone. Sid and his friends investigate rainbows at school where they discover that rainbows can only form when light passes through water droplets. (Educational objective - Rainbows)

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 27, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

I Want to Be A Scientist! (#216) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder what kind of scientist investigates animals? Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them-it's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals too? Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo! This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they're interested in. We meet a robotics engineer working on a 20-foot tall robot at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a chemist investigating stretchy ice cream in a kitchen lab, and a marine biologist at The Scripps Institute helping to keep the oceans healthy.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

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