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The Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the Planetarium (#113) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The Grandest Canyon - When the Propulsions are forced to watch a slide show of the Petersen's vacation to the Grand Canyon, they're inspired to take their own trip to Mars to explore Valles Marineris-the largest canyon in the Solar System! Curriculum: Mars has deeper canyons than our own Grand Canyon on Earth. The deepest canyon in our solar system exists on Mars, called Valles Marineris. A Visit to the Planetarium - Sean and Sydney take Jet to the DSA to see a show at the Planetarium. But things take a fun turn when Jet decides to upgrade the show with some Bortronian technology and sings a song explaining how to find Earth in the Milky Way galaxy! Curriculum: Our sun is actually a bright star out on a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is made of billions of other stars, and our galaxy is just one of billions of galaxies.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 1:30am
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits (#122) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Sunspot and the Great Red Spot" - Sunspot is determined to get to Jupiter to meet his fellow pet aliens, other members of the Red Spot Club. The Club is thousands of years old. They meet annually at an exact time to observe and celebrate the Red Spot. But, mechanical problems with the family wagon/saucer may thwart the trip. The kids and Celery do everything they can to get Sunspot to Jupiter and his Red Spot Club meet-up. Curriculum: The Great Red Spot is an enormous, high-pressure storm akin to an Earth hurricane that has been raging on the surface of Jupiter for at least 400 years. "Uncle Zucchini Babysits" - Uncle Zucchini finally gets to Earth for a visit, just as the Propulsion parents are called away on a work assignment. Uncle Zucchini volunteers to watch the kids. In the process of helping the kids coax Sunspot into taking a bath, Uncle Zucchini learns about the three states of water (solid, liquid, and gas). Curriculum: What is water and how does it change from one form to another? Water exists in three different states: solid, liquid, and gas. Clouds, snow, and rain are all made up of some form of water. Temperature and pressure can change water from solid (ice) to liquid (wet) to gas (vapor).

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 7:00am
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

So Many Moons/Project Pluto (#121) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"So Many Moons" - When Mindy is concerned that the possible addition of a younger sibling to her family might be a challenge, Jet says imagine having a family with more than 60 siblings! That's what it's like for the 67 moons of Jupiter. Curriculum: Kids may think that a planet would only have one moon, maybe two. But the larger outer planets, the gas giants, have many moons - Jupiter and Saturn leading the count with more than 60 moons each! What's more, the moons of Jupiter are not all just round, gray rocks - they are extremely varied, from volcanic Io, covered with volcanic activity; to Europa, with an icy surface covering an underground ocean; to Ganymede, a moon so large it's actually bigger than the planet Mercury! "Project Pluto" - When Mindy is excited about presenting her kid model of Pluto for school show and tell, the other kids don't want to disappoint her by breaking the news to her that Pluto is not a planet. Curriculum: Pluto is no longer considered a planet; astronomers in the scientific community re-classified Pluto as a planetoid. It is one of five "planetoids," or "dwarf planets. There are three criteria a celestial body must meet in order to be considered a planet: it must orbit the Sun, have enough mass, and "clear the neighborhood."

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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 -- 5:30pm
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 1:30am
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Who Messed Up The Treehouse?/Fact Or Fiction? (#212) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Each kid brings their personal project up to the tree house, and each contributes to a huge mess. Now they can't do anything in the tree house because it's too messy, but none of them want to clean up the other's mess. They have to learn to share the responsibility and clean it together. When Mindy tells Jet that clouds are made of cotton candy, and defends this idea because she heard a friend say so, Sean and Sydney set out to show her how to separate fact from fiction through research! Celery takes them up into the clouds to see for themselves.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Moon Circus/Every Day Is Earth Day (#221) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Carrot is about to turn 250 Bortronian years old, and the kids have set up a backyard circus to help him celebrate. They all notice that Earth's gravity makes it hard to perform their circus stunts, so they take the whole circus to the Moon, where its 1/6th gravity makes all their stunts much easier! It's Earth Day, and the kids are preparing posters for the big community celebration at the DSA. They decide to research their posters by traveling all around the Earth in Jet's family saucer and observing all the things that make Earth so special.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 20, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 21, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Comet Fever/Asteroid Patrol (#118) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Comet Fever - The neighborhood is having a star gazing party when Mindy discovers what may be a new comet. While Celery takes Jet, Sean, and Sydney out to space to get a close-up look at the comet, Carrot and Mindy decide to surprise the others and make their very own comet in the backyard using ingredients from home! Curriculum: A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. Comets are often compared to dirty snowballs. Occasionally a comet streaks through the inner solar system, creating quite a show! Asteroid Patrol - When Sean learns that asteroids are floating around the solar system (potentially), he decides to set up a homemade asteroid watch-station in the treehouse, and gets all the other kids involved. Eventually, Sean's mother and her colleague at the DSA help Sean and the others understand how scientists monitor the skies for asteroids, a job that Sean doesn't need to do all by himself. Curriculum: Asteroids are mostly found in the Asteroid Belt. Occasionally an asteroid can break away from the gravity of the Asteroid Belt and intersect with the orbit of the Earth. When a small asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor and burns up.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 21, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery (#123) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Diggin' Earth" - The kids try to dig into the Center of the Earth (a la Commander Cressida), but after finding out that the center is much too hot and the layer of Earth leading up to it is solid rock, they re-vamp their plans. They decide to become the kids to dig down the deepest into the Earth. Learning about the layers of the Earth inspires Jet to make an Earth Layer Cake. Curriculum: Earth's structure consists of molten nickel-iron core, magma mantle, and crust. The reason we can't easily dig down through to the core is because the Earth's crust is 10-30 miles thick! And made of really hard rock. Inside of that is the mantle. The core is nickel and iron, the heaviest stuff, which gravity pulls to the center. In fact, it gets so hot in the core that even the nickel and iron melt. "Mindy's Mystery" - Mindy can't sleep one night, having been kept awake by a sweet, strong smell from outside. Sydney, Sean, Jet, and Sunspot become detectives and try to crack the case of the sweet smell. At the same time, Mitchell is investigating what kept him up last night - a very bright "annoying" light. In the end, there's a common source - the sweet smell was from a nocturnal flower, the Moonflower, which only blooms at night, after sundown. And the bright light was from the Moon! Curriculum: Moonflowers are nocturnal bloomers. After sunset as the Moon rises, these huge white flowers bloom, emit a very sweet smell, and glow in the moonlight. In the morning, they close their fragrant blooms. Moonflowers' scent attracts the night moths that feed on their nectar. Moonlight doesn't originate on the Moon. The Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected Sunlight. The Sun, of course, only lights up 1/2 of the Moon - the half that is facing the Sun.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 23, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
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Potatoes On Mars/Bortron Leprechaun (#211H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet is fascinated by the Earthie potatoes that the kids have grown in the backyard garden. Now he wants to try to grow potatoes on Mars! They take several plants to Mars and try, but learn that potatoes need the right air, temperature, water, and even the right soil. Jet is fascinated by his first Earthie rainbow. He wants to know all about them! Sydney tells Jet about the mythical Leprechauns that keep a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and even though they explain that it's only a story, Jet insists on following the rainbow to its end and meeting a magical leprechaun.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

A Visit from Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather Report (#114) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

A Visit from Uncle Zucchini - Celery's brother, Zucchini, and his pet, Moonbeam, decide to visit the Propulsions, but get lost along the way. The kids have to figure out where on Earth he is. As it turns out, Uncle Zucchini never made it to Earth, but has landed on a place that sort of resembles Earth - Titan, Saturn's largest moon! Titan has Earth-like features such as oceans, mountains, and an atmosphere. Curriculum: Titan is Saturn's largest moon, and the second largest in the solar system. Titan has lots of conditions that make it similar to Earth, including an atmosphere with clouds and a golden haze, and liquid oceans. Mindy's Weather Report - Mindy and Sunspot, watching a weather report broadcast on FACE 9000's screen, learn of a huge storm system on Saturn. When the other kids hear about it, they mistakenly assume the storm is somewhere local. Mayhem ensues as the misinformation spreads and everyone rushes around to prepare, while Mindy meanwhile "broadcasts" her own weather report from Jet's house. Curriculum: Earth is not the only planet with storms! Although we have big hurricanes here that typically last up to a week, Saturn is home to a hexagonal group of hurricanes locked into place around Saturn's north pole, that may have been going on for hundreds of years.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jun 29, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 30, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Not A Sound/Mindy In Space (#139) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids get information from Dr. Rafferty and then travel to outer space to confirm the amazing fact that there is no sound in outer space... even though Jet is convinced he's heard sounds all over the solar system. / After Mindy laments the fact that she's still only 4 and still can't go to space with the other kids, Sydney, Jet, Sean, and Sunspot plan a full makeshift, cobbled together "Day in Space" right there in Jet's yard. Mindy's day ends on a nearby hilltop where they all watch a real, amazing, actual space event - the Leonid Meteor Showers shooting across the sky!

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jun 30, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Mars Rock for Mom/Sean Has A Cold (#222H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's Mothers Day, and Jet wants to do something special for Celery, who just wants to finish her book. She suggests a day where Jet finds his own missing things. Jet agrees it would be the perfect gift, but first he needs her to fly them to Mars, so he can find his missing robot, Jet 2, that he left there! It's the first windy day of spring at Boxwood Terrace, and the kids are all trying out their new kites - all but Sean, who's stuck in his room with a cold. Sunspot joins Sean and helps him work out engineering problems so he can entertain himself - and even fly a kit from his room!

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Ice Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up.... (#115) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Ice Moon Enceladus - Sean sets up a sno-cone stand to help raise money to send a spaceship to Mars. But it's the hottest day of the year and he quickly runs out of ice, and he can't find any nearby. Then Jet has an idea where they can go to get some ice-Saturn's ice moon, Enceladus! Curriculum: Enceladus is a small moon of Saturn that contains a liquid ocean underneath an outer layer of ice. It has "ice volcanoes" that shoot geyser-like jets of water vapor into space. Some of the water vapor falls back as "snow" and the rest escapes, which supplies most of the material making up Saturn's E ring. What Goes Up... - Jet builds a mini-flying saucer in his garage and wants to test it, but to succeed, he has to learn what gravity is and how it works. Curriculum: Gravity is an invisible pulling power that every object has-planets, moons, stars, and YOU. Gravity pulls all objects in the universe toward one another. The bigger and heavier an object is (the more mass it has), the more gravity it has.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites/Mindy's Meteorite Stand (#117H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites - Sean is determined to beat his mystery competitor at a video game of "Astro-Tracker." When Face 9000 tells the kids about the Asteroid Belt, Sean realizes that the best way to learn about asteroids is to see them for himself. Celery flies them out to space, and the kids learn the difference between an asteroid, a meteor, and a meteorite. Worried at first, Sean learns that only the rare asteroid (called a meteorite) makes it all the way to Earth, so he decides that he'll become really good at "Astro-Tracker" to prepare for the future when he can be on a team of scientists who track rogue asteroids. Curriculum: Asteroids are small solar system bodies that orbit the Sun. Asteroids are similar to comets but do not have a visible coma (fuzzy outline and tail) like comets do. A meteor is a small asteroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere. A meteorite is a piece of asteroid that survives falling through the Earth's atmosphere and collides with the Earth's surface. Mindy's Meteorite Stand - When Mindy and Sunspot are digging in the yard, they discover a unique rock that Mindy is convinced is a meteorite. The kids conduct a series of tests to find out and amazingly the rock passes each test. "Meteorite fever" grips the neighborhood, as Mindy sets up a stand so people can see her meteorite, and bring her rocks to assess. In the end, a DSA scientist confirms that Mindy's rock actually isn't a meteor... but, wait, the random rock Mindy's sitting on is! Curriculum: Meteorites are pieces of space rocks (asteroids) that break up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere and fall in small pieces. Meteorites are older than any rock from Earth, and share certain characteristics: density (high), attraction to a magnet, and rust.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 30, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Mindy Turns Five (#208) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy has finally turned five and is super excited that she is now old enough to go to space. But she's planned a tea party in the back yard. The kids convince Mindy to move her tea party to the Moon! In her first trip to space ever, Mindy gets to board the Propulsion family saucer and experience space travel, rounding out their Moon tea party with a quick trip out to Pluto and back.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm (#218H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When a strange bird lands in Jet's yard, the kids learn it is a migrating Snow Goose who is using Jet's yard as a temporary stopping-off place. Several more Snow Geese arrive, and the kids set up an "observation station" to make notes about their migrating habits. Sean accidentally drops his beloved Neil Armstrong action figure into a large crack in the ground in the woods behind his house. The kids all work together to engineer some kind of robotic arm to reach down into the crack and rescue Neil!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day (#108) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Beep Has the Blues" - Beep is sad because her sister rover on Mars, Boop, is sick and can't move. Celery flies the kids out to Mars to try to help and discover the problem - that Boop's solar panels have been covered in dust. Curriculum: A planetary rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other celestial body. "Chore Day" - Jet learns what chores are, and he and Sean help Sydney turn her chores into science games! Curriculum: Force is any interaction that tends to change the motion of an object. Force can also be explained as a push or pull.

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  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa! (#219) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When Astronaut Ellen Ochoa comes to visit the DSA and review an engineering project, she runs into the kids, who are running Sean's lemonade stand to raise money for a rocket to Mars. They end up hanging out with her before her DSA meeting. They solve an engineering problem together, which inspires Ellen to use the same solution with the engineering project at the DSA.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

A Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2 (#109) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"A Kid's Guide to Mars" - Celery and Carrot need to update their guidebook about Mars, and the kids join them on a trip to see how much things have changed on Mars in the last four billion years. Curriculum: Mars was once (4 billion years ago) a lot like Earth, with oceans, clouds and drinkable water. Something happened 3.7 billion years ago that turned Mars' atmosphere from warm and wet to dry and cold. "Jet 2" - Jet builds a robot version of himself, so that he can be in "two places at once!" But Jet learns what jealousy is when the other kids seem to be having more fun with Jet 2 than they are with him! Curriculum: A robot is an automatic mechanical device often resembling a human or animal. Humans build robots to perform the tasks humans can't do, but people are still in control because they give instructions to the robots.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Try and Try Again/Racing On Sunshine (#210H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet's robot Jet 2 needs new wheels if he's going to be able to rove over the surface of Mars. Jet and the kids try a bunch of different wheels, without success. In the end, they borrow the wheels from Mitchell's scooter, so Jet 2 can successfully navigate on Mars. The kids enter their karts in the big kid-kart derby, but this year they all have to design solar powered karts. Jet learns how solar panels work, and how batteries save up the energy so you can race even when clouds cover the Sun.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 7, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Which Moon Is Best?/Detective Mindy (#124) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Which Moon is Best?" - Sean wants to be the first to walk on a moon, like his hero Neil Armstrong. When Sydney points out that 12 astronauts have already walked on our Moon, Sean thinks that rather than be the 13th to walk on OUR moon, why not be the first to walk on ANOTHER moon in our solar system? Sure, but which moon? The kids decide to compare the frozen moons Europa, which orbits Jupiter, and Enceladus, which orbits Saturn. They get help from Carrot and Celery, who fly them to each one, and Sean gets to walk on them. Curriculum: The gas giants Jupiter and Saturn each have around 60 moons - each of them unique. Interestingly, each gas giant has a frozen ice moon that contains a warmer liquid ocean under the surface: Jupiter's moon Europa, and Saturn's moon Enceladus. Each moon has its own similarities and differences. "Detective Mindy" - When Mitchell's mother declares the kitchen counter a "black hole" because she can't find her sunglasses and she's sure she left them there, Mitchell takes up the case of the black hole kitchen counter. As he's investigating, one by one, all the other kids get involved in his process. As they learn about what a black hole really is, Mitchell discovers that science holds enough mysteries to keep him busy for many years. Curriculum: Black holes are strange little holes in space that are like vacuum cleaners that use gravity (instead of suction) to suck things in. A black hole is what remains when a massive star dies. They send out no light and have very strong gravity. Once a planet or star has been sucked into the black hole, it cannot escape, and compresses to a very small size.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office (#110) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes. "Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom, a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Ain't No Mars Mountain High Enough/Treasure Hunt (#223H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sunspot needs to climb one more mountain to join an elite space climbing club - and the mountain happens to be Mt. Sharp, on Mars! Jet convinces the kids to fly to Mars with Sunspot and join the mountain climbing expedition. With all the Earthie kids away for the day, Jet and Sunspot are left to their own devices. They notice neighbor Mitchell digging for buried treasure in his yard, and decide to make and bury their own treasure, then make a map that Mitchell can find and follow to their homemade treasure!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 9, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

The Mindysphere/Lone Star (#134) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy's mom has gradually been giving Mindy permission to go a little bit farther in the neighborhood on her own, and Mindy is trying to map out exactly what her boundaries are. Sean compares her "Mindyspere" to the helisophere-the boundaries of the Sun's influence. The kids get Celery to fly them out past the heliosphere into true interstellar space. Back on Earth, they make their own Voyager 1 (out of a wagon) and take Mindy to the outermost edges of the Mindysphere! / Sydney knows a lot about Boxwood Terrace's early history, and she tells Jet stories about a local pioneer who went by the nickname "Lone Star." He got that name because he was an early astronomer who liked the hills of Boxwood Terrace for their excellent views of the night sky, and built the first Observatory on the hill that now sits at the center of the Deep Space Array. As Jet imagines Sydney's story of Lone Star, the kids turn the story into a Western-flavored musical.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me

Mindy's Ice Rink/Measure for Measure (#207H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy is impatient for winter, because she wants to ice skate. So Jet, Sean, Sydney, and Celery fly to Saturn's icy rings to gather ice from them and return to build a Saturn-ringed skating rink around Jet's house. Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy, and Sunspot decide to make a scaled replica of the solar system using found items in their own neighborhood and in doing so learn that an Astronomical Unit is the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 11, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids (#204) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet is amazed to find out that the entire Earth doesn't have the same season at the same time. So he flies with Sydney and Sean from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere to compare and experience holidays in winter and summer...all in one day! Mindy feels bad that she's the smallest kid in the group, so sympathetic Jet and friends use a shrink-ray and become her size. The plan goes awry, and Jet, Sean, Sydney, and Sunspot become the size of mice. Mindy has to follow intricate diagrams to reverse the shrink-ray!

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2019 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 -- 1:30am Remind me

Space Race/Jet's Time Machine (#135) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet, Sydney, Sean, and Sunspot join Celery as she competes against her brother, Uncle Zucchini, in an "Earthie-style race with a winner"! The race is tight until Celery uses the kids' proposed secret "strategy" - a "gravity assist" off of Jupiter, to increase their saucer speed, and win! / Jet uses his Bortronian skills to test his first experimental Time Machine so he and his Earthie friends can go back to an exact time - 3 minutes earlier - in order to see a spectacular moment in a meteor shower that they missed. A mistake happens the first time, so he keeps trying to go back in time to fix the first mistake, but more mistakes keep happening and snowball into hilarity.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Holidays In Boxwood Terrace (#138) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet pitches an idea for the annual Boxwood Terrace Christmas Pageant, and not only is it accepted, he gets to direct it! He casts Sean, Sydney, Mindy, and Sunspot as characters in the play, and hires Mitchell Petersen to help him find this elusive thing called "Christmas Spirit." / Jet is looking for the Spirit of Christmas, something intangible that Sean and Sydney can't quite define. Mitchell wants to belong to the group, but doesn't know how to do it. Both kids get their answer in a heartfelt conclusion.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2019 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

A Hammer and a Feather/Commander Mom (#140) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sydney shows Jet and Sean a cool experiment - dropping different items from the same height to see which reaches the ground first. That reminds Sean of a video he watched of an astronaut on the Moon dropping a hammer and a feather from the same height. They reach the ground at the same time. And the reason is atmosphere - or lack of it - on the Moon. Jet laughs - really? Wait, what's atmosphere? Well, the kids know the best way to find out - into the wagon/saucer! Our kids and Celery fly to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere to learn what it does... and then go to the Moon. Is the atmosphere around the Moon the same as the Earth's? And what happens when our kids do the hammer-feather drop on the lunar surface? / Sydney brings Jet and Sean to the DSA to visit her mom, DR. AMY SKELLEY, and check out her work. Dr. Skelley is a robotics engineer who makes outer space robotic and gadget dreams a reality.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 15, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2 (#203) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids join Celery in a space race between them, Uncle Zucchini, and Auntie Eggplant and Zerk. The course is all the way around the Asteroid Belt. / Sydney decides that Jet's robot, Jet 2, is lonely. She decides to design and build a robot companion for him, and names it "Sydney 2."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base (#105) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

How Come the Moon Has Craters - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface. Backyard Moon Base - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and use their imaginations to figure out what challenges they would need to overcome in order to live on the Moon. Curriculum: A moon habitat is a structure on the Moon that would provide the right conditions to allow humans to live on the Moon's surface.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars (#106) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

How Come the Moon Changes Shape? - When Jet, Sydney, and Sean have a hard time trying to explain the phases of the Moon to Mindy, Jet's parents, Celery and Carrot, offer to fly them out to space so they can see how the Moon changes shape depending on perspective. Curriculum: The Moon changes shape depending on its position relative to the Earth and Sun. Night of a Bazillion Stars - Jet, Sydney, and Sean decide to have a sleepover in Jet's backyard. They use Sean's telescope to look at the night sky and learn why stars twinkle and planets don't. Curriculum: Star and planet gazing. Stars twinkle because of turbulence in the atmosphere of the Earth. Planets do not twinkle the way stars do.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House (#107) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Mission to the Moon" - Sean tells Jet, Sydney, and Mindy about the Apollo 11 mission, and the kids decide to do a real-life reenactment of man's first mission landing on the Moon! Curriculum: The first manned mission to the Moon took place on July 20, 1969, and the first two humans on the Moon were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The astronauts were launched from a Saturn V rocket on the Apollo 11 mission. "Mindy's Moon Bounce House" - Jet gives a special birthday gift to Mindy that allows her to defy gravity. She has so much fun hovering above everyone, the others have to convince her to come back to Earth in time for her party. Curriculum: Gravity is a natural phenomenon by which all physical bodies attract one another. Gravity gives weight to physical objects and causes them to fall towards the ground when dropped.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Moon Face/Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids! (#224) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids observe the full Moon at night and wonder why it seems to have a "face." They research why the light and dark splotches seem to make a face, and ultimately decide to fly to the Moon's surface so they can see for themselves what the light and dark splotches are made of. The kids are digging again down by the Lake, and dig up a part of an old rocket. This leads Sydney to tell another "Lone Star" story, this one about how long ago, when Boxwood Terrace was called "Boxwood Territory," early astronomer Lone Star engineered and built the first rockets. This inspires the kids to engineer and build their own "foot rocket."

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 22, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

That's One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion! (#209H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids are attempting to grow prize-winning pumpkins in the back yard. Jet gets carried away and uses his Bortronian Grow-Lamp to grow a huge pumpkin. Now they just have to get his enormous pumpkin downtown to win the contest!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth (#202) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When the kids experience an earthquake in Boxwood Terrace, Celery takes them up into space to study the Earth's plates and fault lines from above. / Jet's overactive cousin Zerk comes to Earth for a visit, and the kids show him around the neighborhood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me

Jet's First Halloween (#131H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sydney, Sean, and Mindy help Jet experience his first Halloween. They come up with a list of classic Halloween to-dos, including carving Jack-o-lanterns, dressing up in costumes, and collecting candy. Celery takes the kids on a quick trip to space to see what causes a lunar eclipse. Meanwhile, Mitchell Petersen is on the case to figure out what exactly is going on with that strange Propulsion family... / Sydney, Sean, and Mindy take Jet trick-or-treating, and along the way, they learn about the Red Moon effect from some of the neighborhood scientists. Carrot and Celery turn their garage into a haunted house, which is an unexpected hit with the neighborhood. Jet and Sunspot even make Mindy's Halloween wish come true by flying across the Red Moon as a witch and her cat on a broom.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet (#132) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids and Sunspot attempt to build the tallest tower ever on the Moon, hoping to beat Jet's cousin's record. While building, the Moon's surface shakes. Huh? The Earth kids are amazed to learn that the Moon has quakes, and Jet is just as amazed to learn that Earthquakes exist. After learning about the causes of moonquakes, the kids attempt to build a Moonquake-proof structure. / Sean and Sydney are planning to take Jet to the DSA Open House the upcoming weekend. The Earth kids are nervous that he will get in front of a crowd of strangers and forget to keep the secret that he's an alien from Bortron 7. After a hilarious outburst from Jet, the kids are motivated to try to "train" him to behave less like an alien from outer space, and more like a "regular Earthie kid." Jet's doing well until he ends up using his Bortronian jet-pack to fly up to rescue the DSA weather balloon when it's about to get away in some bad weather.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

Sunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun Is A Star! (#216H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sunspot begins acting strangely, and Jet fears that he is sick. Carrot and Celery examine him, and decide that he's acting strange because of a large sunspot on the Sun. The only way to cure him is to bring him to the Sun, and get him close to the huge sunspot. Mindy wants to have a sleepover outside with her friend Lillian, but it's winter and too cold to sleep outside under the stars. Sean points out that they are under the light of a star all the time - our Sun! Mindy learns that our Sun is a star, just like the tiny ones we see at night.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

Castaway Carrot/Jet Can't Sleep (#137) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After an afternoon on the Moon, Celery, Jet, and Sunspot discover, as they fly to Earth, that they have mistakenly left Carrot on the Moon! Then the saucer malfunctions and they receive news of a possible solar storm headed their way. In a nail-biter, Jet and Sunspot do a mid-outer space repair job - as per Celery's instructions -with Carrot comically adapting to the Moon environment. In the end, the saucer is fixed, Carrot is rescued, and the solar storm heads in the opposite direction of the Moon. / When a loud thunderstorm hits the neighborhood one evening, the Propulsions are woken up. They gather in the kitchen as the noisy storm rages on, and Jet is too excited to get back to sleep. Carrot, Celery, and Sunspot are sympathetic - they're in the same boat! During the night they all learn about Earth storms as compared to storms on other planets. And then they all try to get Jet to fall back asleep, a seemingly impossible task. They use more and more absurd methods, until Celery has a conventional Earthie solution: sing a lullaby.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me

My Three Suns/Magnet P.I. (#215H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids can't play shadow tag because the Sun keeps going behind clouds. Mindy wants the sun to be out all the time! Face 9000 tells them about a system with not one, but three suns! That sounds like a place where there would be shadows all the time. Celery takes them to visit in the family saucer. Sean becomes an amateur magician called the Great Seanzo, dazzling the other kids with magnet tricks. Jet becomes fascinated by magnets, and they all explore the various things magnets can do, culminating in a magic magnet show for Carrot.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me

From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born (#133) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

As the kids get ready for Valentines Day by making their own valentines out of paper, Mindy continues to feel sad that little, frozen Pluto is so far out at the edge of the solar system. When Sydney shows Mindy a newly-downloaded, full-color image of Pluto as seen by the New Horizons spacecraft, Mindy is intrigued by Pluto's "heart" of ice. Mindy once again feels that Pluto deserves our love, since it's no longer considered a planet, but is orbiting out there at the edge of our solar system, like a big frozen Valentine. She asks Sydney to bring her own little hand-made Valentine to Pluto on her behalf. Sydney leads an expedition of the kids to Pluto to bring Mindy's Valentine, experience the frozen dwarf planet themselves, and bring back their report to Mindy. / Sydney is directing the kids in a backyard movie, making her version of a Commander Cressida story about the formation of a star. The other kids all have parts, but Sunspot has the lead - as the star! The kids' movie coincides with the celebration of a star being born near (a.k.a. 10 light years away from) Bortron 7!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 -- 12:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
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      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

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