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Super Science Tools (#105) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid has quite a collection of science tools in his room: a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart and a magnifying glass. They're all perfect tools for investigating and exploring the world, but Sid can't figure out which one is his favorite! His friends help him discover that each science tool is amazing in its own special way.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, May 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm

My Mushy Banana (#106) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it's natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 24, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

My Shrinking Shoes (#107) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

When Sid's shoes don't fit, he declares that his shoes must be shrinking. Sid and his friends discover that it's hard to see things growing, because growing happens slowly over time. It turns out Sid's shoes weren't shrinking -- he was growing!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, May 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

My Ice Pops (#108) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask," Why do things have to melt?" After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don't stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, May 26, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Perfect Pancake (#109) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid wants to know how his Grandma always makes perfect pancakes. They're never too squishy or burnt. At school, Sid makes an important discovery -- heat changes things! This lesson reveals the secret of Grandma's pancakes: she heats them on the stove for the perfect amount of time ... not too much, and not too little.

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  • PBS Kids: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

No More Changes (#110) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore and his Mom changed his favorite toothpaste. He really wants to ask, "Why do things have to change?" Sid discovers that change is a natural part of the world as he and his friends review lessons learned from change and transformation such as decay, growth, and change caused by heat.

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Itchy Tag (#111) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, May 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

What's That Smell? (#112) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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.

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

Grandma's Glasses (#113) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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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  • PBS Kids: Wed, May 31, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Too Much Noise (#114) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

All My Senses (#115) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

A Brush with Teeth (#116) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

I Want Cake (#117) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 6, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Big Sneeze (#118) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Must See TV (#119) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Health Day (#120) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 9, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Broken Wheel (#121) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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

My Slide (#122) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 13, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Amazing Invention (#123) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Tree House (#124) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (#125) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 16, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Special Dad Day (#132) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Rainy Play Date (#131) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Wind Did It (#134) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid The Weatherman (#135) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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!

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

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 Remind me

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 Remind me

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

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
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    • 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 […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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