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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: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm

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: Sun, Jul 23, 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

Get Up and Move! (#217) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid's Pet Project (#219) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is very excited because he's going to babysit Grandma's dog Philbert for the weekend. This is a great way for Sid to show his parents that he's ready to take care of his own puppy. But there's only one problem...how exactly do you take care of a pet? Sid heads to school to investigate more, and is delighted to see the special guest. It's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She brought the class their very own pet...a praying mantis! And now the kids have to learn how to take care of it. That means investigating what the praying mantis needs to eat, drink, and what kind of home it needs. As Sid quickly discovers, taking care of a pet is a big responsibility!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sleep? Who Needs It?! (#220) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is ready to stay up all night so he and his stuffed animals can pretend to fly into space on a rocket ship! When his Mom insists that he can't stay up, Sid ventures to school to investigate more. He and friends explore how the body needs sleep to properly function, and most important, we need sleep to grow and stay healthy! Understanding that sometimes we feel too excited to sleep (like before an adventure into space), Susie presents a special Super Fab Lab where the kids practice calming down, and preparing their bodies for sleep. Susie lowers the lights, turns off all the sounds in the room, and teaches the kids how to breathe slowly to relax...and sleep!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Seed The Science Kid (#221) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

At breakfast, Sid discovers seeds in his apple, and decides that seeds really get in the way when you're trying to eat the apple! This leads Sid to investigate seeds with his friends at the Science Center, where they learn that many living things grow in life cycles. And while many fruits start out as seeds, many animals start out as eggs. The kids investigate frog eggs, butterfly eggs, and chicken eggs, and then see the fully-grown animals they grow into. The kids are elated and empowered with their newfound knowledge about life cycles, and can't wait to get back to school so they can plant Sid's apple seed and watch it slowly grow into an apple tree.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Amazing Computer Science Tool! (#223) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is thoroughly amused as he watches his parents. Every time their computers "ding" Mom and Dad run to check their computer, so Sid wants to know what all these computers do! Mom volunteers to show Sid's class how a computer works, which helps Susie demonstrate the amazing way scientists use computers as a science tool! In a special Super Fab Lab, the kids make discoveries with their magnifying glasses then use the computer to share their discoveries by sending information back home to their parents. They're just like real scientists using a computer to share discoveries with other scientists!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Big Cheese! (#224) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

While surfing the Internet on the computer with his Mom, Sid finds a funny picture showing that the moon is made of green, glowing, cheese! Sid thinks this is amazing, and when he goes to school, he relays his newfound moon information to his friends, who are equally enthralled. When they tell Susie what they learned, Susie explains something very important-not everything you find on the computer is true! And someone that really understands that notion is visiting today, it's Gabriela's Mom! Dr. Rosalinda Cordova is a marine biologist so she does lots of research on the computer, but it's not the only thing she uses. She tells the kids that when she does research, she reads books at the library, makes observations, asks experts, and looks at websites with good information. Then she gives the kids their very own research project, where they break into two teams and investigate all the living things they can find around the school.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid Wings It! (#225) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his backyard, Sid shows off his homemade cardboard wings. He's wearing them because he wants to fly, just like the bird he has been watching all morning. When his flight plans don't work out, he heads to school to investigate. Susie announces that the class is going to visit the Science Center to check out a special exhibit about FLIGHT! Sid and his friends are thrilled to discover how people learned how to fly by observing birds in nature, just like Sid did! They explore a special exhibit showcasing gliders, flying contraptions, and jet planes. And in live action, we see kids investigating real flying machines at the world famous Smithsonian Air & Space Museum!

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sid Engineers A Solution (#226) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid has a big, big, big problem! He's trying to grab a cereal box located way up high on the kitchen shelf, but he just can't reach it. He tries using a stool, but he still can't grab it. He wants to know, how is he ever going to grab that cereal box??? At school, Sid and his friends encounter another problem. They need to get a ball down that got stuck in a tree. Susie has an idea. If they have a problem, it's time to "engineer a solution." The kids work as a team, brainstorm some ideas, draw pictures of their ideas, and then try building their ideas. And to make the day even more exciting, Dad visits school and volunteers to help the kids build a special "grabber" to get the ball down from the tree!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 12, 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, Aug 14, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

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, Aug 15, 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: Wed, Aug 16, 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, Aug 17, 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, Aug 18, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Sticker Chart (#101) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

If Sid doesn't fill up his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get a new Turbo-Mega-Rocket ship toy. So, Sid wonders, who needs charts anyway? After a day of investigating, Sid learns that charts are great science tools that help you compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff like snacks, pets and even chores!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

The Rolie Polie (#102) Duration: 28:55 STEREO TVY

Sid loves his little rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, he discovers an amazing science tool: the magnifying glass! Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles and rolie polie legs!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 12:30pm Remind me

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 Remind me
  • 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 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: 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

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
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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 […]

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      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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