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Clean Air! (#207) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid the roving reporter is investigating something strange in his backyard--his Dad is wearing a mask while painting. Sid discovers that his Dad is protecting his face so he doesn't breathe in the dirty fumes. At school, Sid and his friends discover that people and animals on Earth need to breathe clean air, and when we pollute the air around us, it affects the air that everyone breathes. The kids also discover that trees have a really important role in keeping our air clean! (Educational objective - Clean Air)

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 -- 12:00pm
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 20, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Ignatz's Inertia (#204) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard and rolls him across the patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward and flies into the air! Sid is curious why Ignatz didn't stop moving too, so he and his friends investigate and discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped-and that's inertia! (Educational objective - Inertia)

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  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2019 -- 12:00pm

Sid's Super Kick! (#205) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his backyard, Sid is pretending to be "Super Sid!" To show his super strength, he kicks a soccer ball really hard and it sails across the yard. But when he tries to kick it to a nearby tree with the same might, the ball once again sails really far. On a special trip to the Science Center, Sid and his friends investigate how using lots of force makes something move really far and fast-just like kicking a soccer ball! (Educational objective - Force)

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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)

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Save The Stump! (#209) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures! During a special field trip to The Science Center, Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old stumps, and if one habitat is destroyed, all of the other habitats and animals are affected. (Educational objective - Habitats)

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Reason Sid's Sneezin' (#222) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sid wakes up and can't stop sneezing. He makes his way into the kitchen where he finds his Dad in the middle of a similar sneeze attack. Sid soon discovers that just like his Dad, he might be allergic to pollen! This leads Sid on a mission to learn more about allergies. Mom can think of someone who knows a lot about allergies... Grandma-she's a nurse! At school, Grandma helps the kids discover that sometimes our bodies can react strongly to something we touch, smell, or eat, so our bodies try to fight it off-and that's an allergy. Gerald tells everyone that he has a food allergy--he can't eat strawberries. Wanting to help their friend, Sid, May, and Gabriela decide to make their class a Strawberry-Free-Zone! Gerald is touched, and Susie suggests a special Super Fab Lab survey to discover if other people they know also have allergies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Fri, Mar 29, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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, Apr 1, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Tue, Apr 2, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 6, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 7, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 9, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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

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

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Apr 10, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 14, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Mon, Apr 15, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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, Apr 16, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Rock & Roll Easter! (#215) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's springtime and that means it's time to hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard. Explorer Sid searches under every bush and behind every tree, and he finds all the eggs Mom and Dad have hidden. But wait, he also found...a big shiny rock! Could it be...a treasure? Sid brings the rock to school and the kids try to identify the mystery rock. This leads to a special Easter themed investigation where the kids don bunny ears to find and sort different kinds of rocks on an Easter Rock Hunt!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 19, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 21, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me

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: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Apr 27, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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: Wed, Apr 24, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Apr 25, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Apr 26, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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, Apr 29, 2019 -- 12:00pm 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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 -- 12:00pm Remind me
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