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Enough with the Seashells (#103) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid brings home an estimation jar from school, filled to the top with seashells. He's determined to guess how many there are, but he has a problem...there are too many shells to count! At school, Sid and his friends learn a new strategy for making their best guess -- estimation! Now Sid can estimate just about anything -- shells, toys, leaves and stars in the sky!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 -- 12:30pm
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Whale Episode (#104) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid is troubled...he wants to know how to measure a giant blue whale with his ruler. At school he learns a great new way to measure just about anything -- using the method of non-standard measurement! Sid learns how to accurately measure things with shoes, blocks, and even people!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 12:30pm

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: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 27, 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: Mon, Aug 28, 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: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 2, 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: Wed, Aug 30, 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: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Sep 5, 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: Fri, Sep 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 3, 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: Mon, Sep 4, 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: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 9, 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: Thu, Sep 7, 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: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 10, 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, Sep 11, 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, Sep 12, 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, Sep 13, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 16, 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, Sep 14, 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, Sep 15, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 17, 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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 23, 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, Sep 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Sep 24, 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, Sep 20, 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, Sep 21, 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, Sep 22, 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, Sep 25, 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, Sep 26, 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, Sep 27, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Sep 30, 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, Sep 28, 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, Sep 29, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 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 […]

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