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A Reboot Eve to Remember (Episode #1105)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever?

The Emperor Has Snow Clothes (Episode #702)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. Will the kids be able to predict where and when it will hit next - or will the storm stop them from saving the Emperor from a frozen fate?

Trash Creep (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow him to grow an army of monster plants to take over Cyberspace. Will he find the seeds before the Perfectamundians solve their trash problem? Or is the dome doomed?

Penguin Tears (Episode #403)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 30, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Hacker's secret quest continues, with the nefarious `borg on the hunt for the next piece of his mysterious machine. His search for the legendary Prism of Penguia takes him to snowy Cyberia. While trying to stop Hacker, Digit and the kids are trapped in an icy cave and must master the principles of bouncing in order to break out. Can they escape in time or will Hacker's plan succeed?

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Face-Off (Episode #802)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

To compete for the prestigious Penguia Cup, Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates - but his teammates won't let him! They're all going to wear the cool new Cyberblades they saw advertised on TV. To change their minds, Fluff must analyze a sneaky ad and prove the new skates are not the best choice for the big game.

The Emperor Has Snow Clothes (Episode #702)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Hacker has crowned himself Emperor of Penguia and deposited the real emperor as a frozen statue in a distant corner of the site. The CyberSquad arrives just as a crippling snowstorm makes its way across Penguia in a path that seems destined to collide with their rescue. Digit uses updates on the storm's progress from cyberweathercaster Stormy Gale (Janice Huff) to help the kids track the storm. Will the kids be able to predict where and when it will hit next - or will the storm stop them from saving the Emperor from a frozen fate?

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 28, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Penguin Tears (Episode #403)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Hacker's secret quest continues, with the nefarious `borg on the hunt for the next piece of his mysterious machine. His search for the legendary Prism of Penguia takes him to snowy Cyberia. While trying to stop Hacker, Digit and the kids are trapped in an icy cave and must master the principles of bouncing in order to break out. Can they escape in time or will Hacker's plan succeed?

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 27, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

Face-Off (Episode #802)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

To compete for the prestigious Penguia Cup, Fluff wants to wear his dad's lucky hockey skates - but his teammates won't let him! They're all going to wear the cool new Cyberblades they saw advertised on TV. To change their minds, Fluff must analyze a sneaky ad and prove the new skates are not the best choice for the big game.

A Reboot Eve to Remember (Episode #1105)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever?

Starlight Night (Episode #312)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

It's Starlight Night, the annual holiday when all the stars in Cyberspace are refreshed for the new year. But Hacker concocts a scheme to darken the stars forever. He sends Buzz and Delete to stop all production of new star circuits and take inventor Archimedes to the Northern Frontier. With the ceremony only hours away, the kids and Digit must find a simple way to make the complex circuits and rescue Archimedes -- all before Hacker turns out the lights in Cyberspace!

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 25, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

(topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. The Big Idea: When you follow simple rules to make flat geometrical shapes (two- dimensional), and join them together, you can discover new shapes that, instead of staying flat, rise up to make three-dimensional objects.

When Penguins Fly (Episode #602)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Penguins can't fly - or can they? In Cyberspace, on one special night each year, the penguins of Penguia take flight to deliver gifts to young borgs across the virtual universe. For the first time ever, the CyberSquad's friend Fluff is participating, and invites his pals Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to join him in the impressive Penguin March. They head to the Ice Palace, where the gifts are made and where magic snowflakes are sprinkled on the penguins so they can fly. But Hacker, up to his usual ruinous tricks, doesn't want a happy holiday (let alone happy little borgs) so he creates a giant ditch in front of the Ice Palace and traps all the penguins in its icy depths! The CyberSquad must get the penguins ice-shoes so they can climb out before midnight, but how many do they need? With too many to count, the answer lies in the kids' ability to sample the penguin population to make a close estimate. Can the CyberSquad save the penguins and their favorite holiday too??

A Broom of One's Own (Episode #409)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms," it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: You can use speed - the distance you travel in a unit of time - to tell how far you will go in any amount of time.

A Reboot Eve to Remember (Episode #1105)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

It's that time of the year again: Reboot Day - when all of cyberspace celebrates a fresh start and all the bots make Reboot resolutions! It's Delete's favorite holiday, but Hacker is having none of it; he's in a foul mood because he's low on energy. Fortunately for him, the little windy town of Bottowa has a powerful energy source that'll put new pep in his step. Unfortunately for the Bottowans, this power source is what raises the big ball at the stroke of midnight on Reboot Eve (like dropping the big ball in Times Square, but in reverse), and their celebration is being broadcast live across Cyberspace! When Hacker steals the energy source, Delete is so upset that he decides to stay behind and join forces with the CyberSquad, who have come to help the poor little town from Virtual World-wide humiliation. To do this, they'll try to harness the natural power of the wind and build a giant windmill. But will they be able to finish it all by the stroke of midnight? And will Delete decide to stay in Bottawa forever?

Plantasaurus! (Episode #1104)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 23, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door?

The Halloween Howl (Episode #501)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 22, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

(topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. The Big Idea: When you follow simple rules to make flat geometrical shapes (two- dimensional), and join them together, you can discover new shapes that, instead of staying flat, rise up to make three-dimensional objects.

A Broom of One's Own (Episode #409)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

When Wicked puts a CyberSquad Seal of Approval on her new "Wickedy Brooms," it's up to Matt, Jackie, Inez and Digit to make sure the brooms are as good as Wicked claims. They try them out, figuring out their speed - how far the different brooms go in a given amount of time. The brooms pass the test - but Wicked doesn't. They must race to Control Central and save Motherboard before Wicked's scheme succeeds! And where's Hacker? And what will he do when he finds out Wicked is trying to take over his turf? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: You can use speed - the distance you travel in a unit of time - to tell how far you will go in any amount of time.

The Halloween Howl (Episode #501)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 21, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.

Plantasaurus! (Episode #1104)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door? It's going to be a very special night in Cyberspace for Matt, Inez and Jackie. To show her appreciation for all they've done for her (and Cyberspace), Motherboard has invited the kids to have a slumber party with Digit in the newly refurbished and repainted Control Central! But a case of sneezes, itchy eyes and scratchy throats threatens to put a damper on the slumber fun. And to make matters worse, Hacker has his own surprises for Motherboard that night. Inspired by a B-Monster movie, Hacker makes his own Plantasaurus to finally get the best of Motherboard and take over Cyberspace. Can the kids get to the bottom of the problems inside Control Central before the problems outside come to their front door?

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

Eureeka! (Episode #113)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

(topic: 2- & 3-D Geometry) - Pursued by Hacker, Digit lands on cybersite Eureeka, where his mission is to find Professor Archimedes - the maker of the encryptor chip, a unique computer chip that can fix Motherboard. But Archimedes is nowhere to be found - only a pile of two-dimensional rods where his chip factory should be. The kids arrive to help, and discover that by linking the two-dimensional rods together into certain geometrical patterns they actually create a surprising three-dimensional shape that leads directly to unraveling the mystery of Archimedes' strange disappearance. The Big Idea: When you follow simple rules to make flat geometrical shapes (two- dimensional), and join them together, you can discover new shapes that, instead of staying flat, rise up to make three-dimensional objects.

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 19, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Sensible Flats has been "Hackerized" - all the town folk look and act like the dastardly villain. But get this: Hacker didn't do it! While he sets out to find out who could have pulled off this fantastic feat, the CyberSquad rushes in to save the town. To do so, these novice climbers must scale a rocky cliff in less than 3 minutes. Can they improve their rock-climbing skills in time or will they be Hackerized themselves?

The Halloween Howl (Episode #501)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

The CyberSquad must "divide and conquer" in order to rescue the Mayor from Hacker's clutches and save Castleblanca's big Halloween Howl party, which all the little monsters are looking forward to.

A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos (Episode #1103)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home.

The Deedle Beast (Episode #706)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Digit is pet-sitting in Golftopia, taking care of Dewey, a lovable Deedle Beast. But suddenly Dewey starts going berserk on his daily walks. What's going on?! The kids arrive to help, but how do you figure out what's wrong with an animal that can't talk? The kids begin to see a pattern in the critter's odd behavior - and the plot thickens when they realize that Hacker has moved in right next door. What is the King of Chaos up to this time?

Fit to Be Heroes (Episode #1001)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission. In the process, they learn that a little activity over time adds up. But will they also cure Motherboard? Big idea: To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day. Math concepts: Data Representation/Tables.

Hackerized! (Episode #804)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Sensible Flats has been "Hackerized" - all the town folk look and act like the dastardly villain. But get this: Hacker didn't do it! While he sets out to find out who could have pulled off this fantastic feat, the CyberSquad rushes in to save the town. To do so, these novice climbers must scale a rocky cliff in less than 3 minutes. Can they improve their rock-climbing skills in time or will they be Hackerized themselves?

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit ( Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena? The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas. Math Topic: Perimeter/Area.

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~

A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos (Episode #1103)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home.

Fit to Be Heroes (Episode #1001)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission. In the process, they learn that a little activity over time adds up. But will they also cure Motherboard? Big idea: To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day. Math concepts: Data Representation/Tables.

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 14, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~

Totally Rad (Episode #202)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

The dastardly Hacker (Christopher Lloyd) takes over the Radopolis cybersite, declaring himself King in "Totally Rad," the season premiere of CYBERCHASE. In an effort to dethrone him, the kids challenge the Hacker's extreme team to a winner-take-all skate-off. There's just one catch: high-scoring tricks need as much area as possible and the field keeps mysteriously changing! With Digit ( Gilbert Gottfried) as coach, the kids put on a dazzling display of blading, boarding, and biking, but can they match their performance to the changing arena? The Big Idea: Different shapes bounded by the same perimeter can enclose very different areas. Math Topic: Perimeter/Area.

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 13, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

A Murky Mystery In Mermaidos (Episode #1103)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Digit is going on his annual visit to Mermaidos, an underwater cybersite filled with merfolk, to visit one of his best friends in the whole cyber-world-Eugene. The two of them are great buddies who love to play underwater games, frolic with fish, and do other wacky water things in this idyllic underwater paradise. When Digit arrives, something is wrong. Mermaidos is murky and warm and the fish are leaving in droves. Digit feels terrible for his pal Eugene and promises to do what he can to make things right. It turns out Hacker has put a plan in motion to turn Mermaidos into his own personal hot tub! He is making the water hotter and hotter, raising the temperature to a hot 100 cyber-degrees- a temperature that would make Mermaidos uninhabitable for the Mermaidians and force them to move out. It is up to Digit and the CyberSquad to stop Hacker's plan, reverse the thermal pollution and help save Eugene's home.

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

(topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem.

Snow Day to Be Exact (Episode #104)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

(topic: Estimation) - Hacker steals the powerful sunisphere from Solaria, causing the cyberworld's sunny vacation paradise to be covered in snow! In a fun-filled chase across the snowy terrain, the kids discover the power and speed of estimation in order to recover the glowing orb from Buzz and Delete before the temperature reaches zero and the site freezes over forever. The Big Idea: Sometimes using a close answer is good enough for the problem you are solving. ~

Step By Step (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 11, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

The Hacker's Challenge (Episode #801)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

To prove once and for all that he's smarter than the CyberSquad, Hacker challenges the kids and their friends to solve a series of puzzles. But this isn't just fun and games - the fate of cybersite Solaria hangs in the balance. Solve all the puzzles in under three hours, and Solaria is saved... but fail, and the favorite vacation spot will be reformatted into digital garbage!

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. The CyberSquad must use forensic science to build their case and find both the culprit and the critter before Hacker gets his way.

The Poddleville Case (Episode #107)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

(topic: Patterns) - The diabolical Hacker wreaks havoc when he steals the power pods of Poddleville, a cybercity filled with patterns. Our heroes must use math and logic to crack the double pattern that unlocks the Poddles' cyberpower vault before Hacker and his henchmen do! The Big Idea: Patterns are sequences that repeat or change in an orderly way. You can use patterns to predict the next step in solving a problem.

Trash Creep (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow him to grow an army of monster plants to take over Cyberspace. Will he find the seeds before the Perfectamundians solve their trash problem? Or is the dome doomed?

Creech's Creature Quandary (Episode #1102)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Creech invites her good friends the CyberSquad to Tikiville to show off the amazing new bike path that has everyone driving their fantastic new bikes and trikes rather than cars. Everyone is having fun - even Hacker is joyriding on his bike (and if that isn't suspicious, Jackie doesn't know what is). Inez, who cares deeply for animals, soon realizes the bike path has divided the habitats of many of Tikiville's cute, cuddly creatures. Creature families have been split up, and the busy bike path is preventing animals from reaching their food and water sources. Inez feels the bike path should be shut down, but Creech doesn't want to take away the benefits the path has created for her community. The disagreement drives a wedge between the two good friends. Will they find a compromise? Will a map of the area help Inez and her friends reunite the cute critters to their families and homes? And what is that sneaky Hacker up to?!

Step By Step (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

Ecohaven Cse (Episode #301)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Someone has stolen the legendary cyberbeast Choocroca from cybersite EcoHaven, and the only clue is the culprit's footprint. Using the principles of "body math," the CyberSquad has to sleuth out who took Choocroca, and rescue the massive beast. The suspects are members of a safari team -- one of them is secretly working for Hacker, who wants to capture the creature and use it to takeover Cyberspace. The CyberSquad must use forensic science to build their case and find both the culprit and the critter before Hacker gets his way.

Creech's Creature Quandary (Episode #1102)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 7, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Creech invites her good friends the CyberSquad to Tikiville to show off the amazing new bike path that has everyone driving their fantastic new bikes and trikes rather than cars. Everyone is having fun - even Hacker is joyriding on his bike (and if that isn't suspicious, Jackie doesn't know what is). Inez, who cares deeply for animals, soon realizes the bike path has divided the habitats of many of Tikiville's cute, cuddly creatures. Creature families have been split up, and the busy bike path is preventing animals from reaching their food and water sources. Inez feels the bike path should be shut down, but Creech doesn't want to take away the benefits the path has created for her community. The disagreement drives a wedge between the two good friends. Will they find a compromise? Will a map of the area help Inez and her friends reunite the cute critters to their families and homes? And what is that sneaky Hacker up to?!

Trash Creep (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Perfectamundo isn't so perfect anymore - the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite's dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists in order to reduce the rubbish. Hacker, meanwhile, is digging through the very same heap for some mistakenly discarded seeds that will allow him to grow an army of monster plants to take over Cyberspace. Will he find the seeds before the Perfectamundians solve their trash problem? Or is the dome doomed?

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 6, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

Step By Step (Episode #605)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

In the company of the ghostly pirate Ivanka, the elusive Doctor Marbles is back, and this time he's discovered a powerful cybermineral he can use to help Motherboard. Located deep inside a volcano on the cybersite Corsario, this "Magmalux" is strong enough to override the virus Hacker inflicted on the beloved Cyberspace ruler. Unfortunately, Hacker is on to Marbles and traps him on Skull Island so he can retrieve the Magmalux for his own evil purpose. Enter the CyberSquad: Digit tracks Hacker while the kids solve another problem: how to rescue Marbles! Hacker has destroyed the bridge to Skull Island, and the water surrounding it is infested with electric eels. Can they build a new bridge-with just an old sign to work with-and get to the volcano in time to stop Hacker?

The Migration Situation (Episode #1109)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 5, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Bird lovers across Cyberspace have arrived at the Migration Celebration - a magical event where the rare teal-footed trillers flock once every five years. But when the trillers are a no-show, Professor Bobson, host of the event, knows something is amiss. After cancelling the celebration, phone calls and social media posts start reporting triller sightings all over Cyberspace! The Professor and kids recruit dozens of citizen scientists to record their observations when they see a triller. But in the chaos, they forget Digit, the biggest triller lover of all, can be a big help! When all the citizen scientists have reported back, it leads to a shocking discovery. What is the data telling them? And can Digit help crack the case?

Creech's Creature Quandary (Episode #1102)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Creech invites her good friends the CyberSquad to Tikiville to show off the amazing new bike path that has everyone driving their fantastic new bikes and trikes rather than cars. Everyone is having fun - even Hacker is joyriding on his bike (and if that isn't suspicious, Jackie doesn't know what is). Inez, who cares deeply for animals, soon realizes the bike path has divided the habitats of many of Tikiville's cute, cuddly creatures. Creature families have been split up, and the busy bike path is preventing animals from reaching their food and water sources. Inez feels the bike path should be shut down, but Creech doesn't want to take away the benefits the path has created for her community. The disagreement drives a wedge between the two good friends. Will they find a compromise? Will a map of the area help Inez and her friends reunite the cute critters to their families and homes? And what is that sneaky Hacker up to?!

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 4, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

R-Fair City (Episode #103)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

(topic: Probability and Chance) - Disguised as a gypsy, Hacker lures Digit to a fantastic cyber amusement park and holds him captive. When the kids arrive, they analyze the games of chance, figuring out which games are fair and which ones are not, and use what they learn to find Hacker and beat him at his own game before it's too late! The Big Idea: A game of chance is fair when nobody can tell who will win, but everyone has the same chance of being a winner.

A Renewable Hope (Episode #1108)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Hacker has finally captured those Earth brats on the Wreaker! Before he can decide what to do next, an alarm goes off...the Wreaker is out of fuel! He lands on the nearest cybersite, Ekardia, an eerie place with no one in sight and no way to contact anyone. He has only one choice: enlist the CyberSquad's help so they can ALL get back home. They find one Ekardian left behind - Ted. Everyone else left because Ekardia ran out of frixite, the nonrenewable resource they used to power everything. Now Ted lives off the natural resources around him. If Hacker and the kids are going to get home, they and their resourceful new friend will need to learn from Ekardia's past. Can they also help save its future?

The Migration Situation (Episode #1109)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Bird lovers across Cyberspace have arrived at the Migration Celebration - a magical event where the rare teal-footed trillers flock once every five years. But when the trillers are a no-show, Professor Bobson, host of the event, knows something is amiss. After cancelling the celebration, phone calls and social media posts start reporting triller sightings all over Cyberspace! The Professor and kids recruit dozens of citizen scientists to record their observations when they see a triller. But in the chaos, they forget Digit, the biggest triller lover of all, can be a big help! When all the citizen scientists have reported back, it leads to a shocking discovery. What is the data telling them? And can Digit help crack the case?

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 2) (Episode #310)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The CyberSquad must find a way to bring Motherboard back to power and oust Hacker. Their friend Slider's invention "the Syncolator" is the answer - but some of the expensive parts are missing and they have limited funds. This is the biggest challenge the kids have ever faced, and if they fail now, Motherboard will be lost forever!

A Battle of Equals (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 -- 6:30 AM

Hacker pollutes cyberspace with dangerous cyberstatic by tampering with four satellites designed to keep everything free from cyber- static cling. But is his plan only to trash cyberspace - or does he have something even more devious up his cloak? The kids learn the answer as they use balance scales and equations to restore the satellites and save Motherboard. The Big Idea: You can use an equation - a statement that two different expressions are equal to each other - to find unknown values that make the equation true. Math Topic: Balancing Equations NCTM Links: Algebra, Representation, Connections.

The Snelfu Snafu (Pt. 1) (Episode #309)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

The long lost encryptor chip, the one computer component that can bring Motherboard back to full power, appears for sale on the popular cybersite U-WANT, U-BID! The CyberSquad has only a few days to save enough money to outbid Hacker for the precious chip. They win the auction, but are totally unprepared for what happens when they implant the chip into Motherboard - Hacker takes over Cyberspace!

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