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Spooky Tales (Episode #913)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fly Away Ghost: It's Halloween in Spring City, and Bob and the team are setting up the Spring City Halloween Festival. Lofty thinks Halloween is scary and is nervous when he's sent to collect a giant ghost decoration. Fear overcomes him and he believes the crate he's carrying holds a real ghost, not just a decoration. The decoration rises out of the unlocked crate and flies across the site causing mayhem. Lofty musters the courage to capture the flyaway ghost with his crane hook, overcoming his fear. He even creates a fake ghost, too, as he helps Wendy finally trick Bob! Learning Goals: To learn that event preparation takes planning and creative thinking. To understand the value of overcoming one's fear. Out of the Woods: Bob and the team are working at the Fixham Campsite when Dizzy is inspired to camp out with Leo and the Spring City Rockets. She and the Machines return to the site that evening while, at the camp, Leo's spooky story causes a rise in the group. Havoc ensues when the Machines are mistaken to be the creatures from the story. They destroy the build and Dizzy is left behind when her wheel gets stuck. There, she cares for an injured hedgehog and is awarded an animal care badge for her efforts. Dizzy even gets another chance to camp out, too! Learning Goals: To describe and share experiences. To understand the value of overcoming fears. To show concern and care for friends.

Scary Creatures (Episode #915)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Here Be Dragons: Bob and the team are building a walkway for Komodo Island for the public to gain a better view of the exhibit. Muck is terrified of Komodo dragons so he instead is clearing out an old enclosure. When Muck finds eggs, he returns for Jenny's help. Back on the island, a Komodo hisses at him and Muck backs onto the walkway. It collapses, and Leo is left dangling from his safety harness. Muck overcomes his fear and acts to save him. After, Muck and the team repair the walkway. Muck learns that the eggs he found were in fact Komodos and that he was cleaning their former enclosure. The eggs hatch and Jenny names the first one after Muck. Learning Goals: To observe a zoo animal habitat and young animals. To observe animal characteristics and the way animals move. To understand the importance of facing and overcoming fears. Dino Park: The new Dinosaur Park excites visitors with a trail of life-sized models of dinosaurs, including a roaring animatronic triceratops. Mayor Madison is visiting this evening and Bob and the team must complete the attraction before her arrival. When Scoop tries to surprise Leo by pushing the triceratops in his path, Muck is frightened and sends the model halfway down the cliff. In effort to save the attraction, Bob abseils down with Lofty's hook, and rides it back to the cliff top. When Mayor Madison arrives for a private viewing, the team discovers that the triceratops' roaring noise is broken. Muck to the rescue, he hides in the bushes and musters a convincing roar. Learning Goals: To describe or represent living things that lived long ago. To learn to express empathy and concern for others' feelings and fears.

After Dark (Episode #1002)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* While Bob and his team are building an underground car garage for Phillip at the Town Hall, Phillip sleeps in Bob's yard for the night with the rest of the machines. In the middle of the night, he accidentally scares an already intimidated Muck, who mistakes him for a ghost! In the commotion, the hydraulic jacks for the construction project are ruined. Muck comes up with an idea for how Bob and his team can get the garage finished before Mayor Snipe arrives.
* When the new Town Hall alarm keeps going off, Dizzy and Lofty are respectively excited and horrified by Mr Bentley's suggestion that it could be a ghost setting it off. Bob and Wendy eventually find the real culprits - bats that Bob accidentally trapped inside the chimney when he was working on it. To make sure the bats don't get hurt by living in the chimney, the team decides to create a new home for the bats on the roof.

Scary Creatures (Episode #915)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Here Be Dragons: Bob and the team are building a walkway for Komodo Island for the public to gain a better view of the exhibit. Muck is terrified of Komodo dragons so he instead is clearing out an old enclosure. When Muck finds eggs, he returns for Jenny's help. Back on the island, a Komodo hisses at him and Muck backs onto the walkway. It collapses, and Leo is left dangling from his safety harness. Muck overcomes his fear and acts to save him. After, Muck and the team repair the walkway. Muck learns that the eggs he found were in fact Komodos and that he was cleaning their former enclosure. The eggs hatch and Jenny names the first one after Muck. Learning Goals: To observe a zoo animal habitat and young animals. To observe animal characteristics and the way animals move. To understand the importance of facing and overcoming fears. Dino Park: The new Dinosaur Park excites visitors with a trail of life-sized models of dinosaurs, including a roaring animatronic triceratops. Mayor Madison is visiting this evening and Bob and the team must complete the attraction before her arrival. When Scoop tries to surprise Leo by pushing the triceratops in his path, Muck is frightened and sends the model halfway down the cliff. In effort to save the attraction, Bob abseils down with Lofty's hook, and rides it back to the cliff top. When Mayor Madison arrives for a private viewing, the team discovers that the triceratops' roaring noise is broken. Muck to the rescue, he hides in the bushes and musters a convincing roar. Learning Goals: To describe or represent living things that lived long ago. To learn to express empathy and concern for others' feelings and fears.

After Dark (Episode #1002)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

* While Bob and his team are building an underground car garage for Phillip at the Town Hall, Phillip sleeps in Bob's yard for the night with the rest of the machines. In the middle of the night, he accidentally scares an already intimidated Muck, who mistakes him for a ghost! In the commotion, the hydraulic jacks for the construction project are ruined. Muck comes up with an idea for how Bob and his team can get the garage finished before Mayor Snipe arrives.
* When the new Town Hall alarm keeps going off, Dizzy and Lofty are respectively excited and horrified by Mr Bentley's suggestion that it could be a ghost setting it off. Bob and Wendy eventually find the real culprits - bats that Bob accidentally trapped inside the chimney when he was working on it. To make sure the bats don't get hurt by living in the chimney, the team decides to create a new home for the bats on the roof.

Spooky Tales (Episode #913)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Fly Away Ghost: It's Halloween in Spring City, and Bob and the team are setting up the Spring City Halloween Festival. Lofty thinks Halloween is scary and is nervous when he's sent to collect a giant ghost decoration. Fear overcomes him and he believes the crate he's carrying holds a real ghost, not just a decoration. The decoration rises out of the unlocked crate and flies across the site causing mayhem. Lofty musters the courage to capture the flyaway ghost with his crane hook, overcoming his fear. He even creates a fake ghost, too, as he helps Wendy finally trick Bob! Learning Goals: To learn that event preparation takes planning and creative thinking. To understand the value of overcoming one's fear. Out of the Woods: Bob and the team are working at the Fixham Campsite when Dizzy is inspired to camp out with Leo and the Spring City Rockets. She and the Machines return to the site that evening while, at the camp, Leo's spooky story causes a rise in the group. Havoc ensues when the Machines are mistaken to be the creatures from the story. They destroy the build and Dizzy is left behind when her wheel gets stuck. There, she cares for an injured hedgehog and is awarded an animal care badge for her efforts. Dizzy even gets another chance to camp out, too! Learning Goals: To describe and share experiences. To understand the value of overcoming fears. To show concern and care for friends.

Scary Creatures (Episode #915)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Here Be Dragons: Bob and the team are building a walkway for Komodo Island for the public to gain a better view of the exhibit. Muck is terrified of Komodo dragons so he instead is clearing out an old enclosure. When Muck finds eggs, he returns for Jenny's help. Back on the island, a Komodo hisses at him and Muck backs onto the walkway. It collapses, and Leo is left dangling from his safety harness. Muck overcomes his fear and acts to save him. After, Muck and the team repair the walkway. Muck learns that the eggs he found were in fact Komodos and that he was cleaning their former enclosure. The eggs hatch and Jenny names the first one after Muck. Learning Goals: To observe a zoo animal habitat and young animals. To observe animal characteristics and the way animals move. To understand the importance of facing and overcoming fears. Dino Park: The new Dinosaur Park excites visitors with a trail of life-sized models of dinosaurs, including a roaring animatronic triceratops. Mayor Madison is visiting this evening and Bob and the team must complete the attraction before her arrival. When Scoop tries to surprise Leo by pushing the triceratops in his path, Muck is frightened and sends the model halfway down the cliff. In effort to save the attraction, Bob abseils down with Lofty's hook, and rides it back to the cliff top. When Mayor Madison arrives for a private viewing, the team discovers that the triceratops' roaring noise is broken. Muck to the rescue, he hides in the bushes and musters a convincing roar. Learning Goals: To describe or represent living things that lived long ago. To learn to express empathy and concern for others' feelings and fears.

What A Build! (Episode #906)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Bentley's Bones: The Natural History Museum is receiving its first exhibit, a full sized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, and Bob and the team are finishing off the new extension. However, Leo discovers that Mr. Bentley provided the incorrect dimensions of the doors for the new extension. The dinosaur skeleton will not fit through them! Per Lofty's suggestion, the team dismantles the skeleton. They have difficulty reassembling it, but the photo on Leo's phone acts as an adequate guide and the team is able to successfully complete the job. Learning Goals: To explore size comparisons. To explore following a plan/guide for building or rebuilding. To appreciate the consequences of one's decisions and actions. Bear's Mountain: The zoo is preparing for a bear's arrival and needs Bob and the team to finish building the new bear enclosure. Bob plans a three-tiered natural habitat that resembles a rocky mountain, but Scoop is thinking bigger. With the other machines to help him, Scoop builds the structure higher--too high--and it collapses. Bob considers Scoop's attempt and redesigns the mountain to be four levels. The crate arrives and two bears, a mother and her cub, are set to enjoy their new enclosure. Learning Goals: To explore animal habitats and animal needs. To learn about taking apologizing and taking responsibility for one's actions. To recognize the value of learning from mistakes. To understand creative problem solving.

On The Job! (Episode #905)

PBS Kids: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Workshop Makeover: It's Curtis' birthday and Bob and the team has a surprise for him. While Leo takes Curtis out for a birthday meal, Bob and the team look after his garage and give the workshop a makeover. When distractions occur at the garage, Bob needs more time. Leo stalls while, back at the garage, Scoop's unfamiliarity with mechanics causes him to break the new roof. Bob and the team work quickly to fix the problem and an anxious Curtis finally returns to the garage, delighted with the birthday surprise! Learning Goals: To understand the value in making old things better. To understand that tools and machines make work easier. To recognize the value of working together to achieve a goal. To express kindness and friendship. Muck on Ice: Bob and the team are building Spring City's new ice rink. With nowhere else to play ice hockey, the Rockets plead Bob to finish the job quickly. Muck wants to play ice hockey, too, and inspires the other machines to join in. Bob and Wendy return to the site and find that they knocked down all of the barriers. As per Muck's suggestion, the team slides the panels across the ice for speedy delivery. The Rockets arrive just as the job is completed and Muck and the other machines are happy to watch the Rockets' ice hockey game. Learning Goals: To explore the properties of water as ice. To appreciate the consequences of one's actions.

All Together Now (Episode #904)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.

We Can Build It! (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Big Break: Bob and the team are installing new barriers and a driveway at Fixham Town Hall to prepare for the unveiling of a Mayor Madison statue. At the site, Scoop accidentally breaks an underground water pipe and, amid the chaos, Lofty breaks the paving slabs. Bob remedies the situation by using the broken slabs anyway, making a new paving design. The team finishes the job and the statue is unveiled with an unexpected surprise. The statue is not of Mayor Madison, but of Mr. Bentley in his snorkeling outfit. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To understand that some systems are underground. To appreciate the importance of following directions. Bob the Brave: The Fixham Medieval Festival is opening tonight and Bob and the team are building a portcullis. Leo becomes distracted role-playing as Prince Fix-a-Lot and is trapped inside the castle where he hears ghostly wails. Bob and the team fit a new drawbridge and raise the portcullis. Bob bravely ventures into the castle, saves Leo, and exposes the source of the ghostly wails: Mr. Bentley warming up his vocal chords for his performance. "Queen" Madison praises Bob's heroic efforts at the festival that night, knighting him "Bob the Brave." Learning Goals: To understand how technology has changed the way people have lived and worked over time. To understand the need for safety precautions.

All Together Now (Episode #904)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.

We Can Build It! (Episode #903)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Scoop's Big Break: Bob and the team are installing new barriers and a driveway at Fixham Town Hall to prepare for the unveiling of a Mayor Madison statue. At the site, Scoop accidentally breaks an underground water pipe and, amid the chaos, Lofty breaks the paving slabs. Bob remedies the situation by using the broken slabs anyway, making a new paving design. The team finishes the job and the statue is unveiled with an unexpected surprise. The statue is not of Mayor Madison, but of Mr. Bentley in his snorkeling outfit. Learning Goals: To explore creative problem solving. To understand that some systems are underground. To appreciate the importance of following directions. Bob the Brave: The Fixham Medieval Festival is opening tonight and Bob and the team are building a portcullis. Leo becomes distracted role-playing as Prince Fix-a-Lot and is trapped inside the castle where he hears ghostly wails. Bob and the team fit a new drawbridge and raise the portcullis. Bob bravely ventures into the castle, saves Leo, and exposes the source of the ghostly wails: Mr. Bentley warming up his vocal chords for his performance. "Queen" Madison praises Bob's heroic efforts at the festival that night, knighting him "Bob the Brave." Learning Goals: To understand how technology has changed the way people have lived and worked over time. To understand the need for safety precautions.

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