Sid the Science Kid
This series uses comedy to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science and explores their "Why?" questions in everyday life. It features the energetic and inquisitive 5-year-old Sid, who tackles the ideas that preschoolers find fascinating (Why do bananas go 'bad'? How does my juice box straw work? How does a bird fly without a plane? ). In each episode, viewers meet Sid's friends and family who help him find the answers to these questions.
The Sticker Chart (#101H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Amazing Computer Science Tool! (#223H) Duration: 28:46 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!
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Sid Engineers A Solution (#226H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Rolie Polie (#102H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Big Cheese! (#224H) Duration: 28:46 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.
- KQED Kids: Wed, Apr 1, 2015 -- 10:00am
Now That's Using Your Brain (#140H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Sid figures out a new way to get ready for school super fast, Mom says to him, "Now that's using your brain!" Sid wants to know that means, and discovers that the brain controls all kinds of things like walking, thinking, breathing, and getting ready for school!
Enough with the Seashells (#103H) Duration: 28:46 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!
Sid Wings It! (#225H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Whale Episode (#104H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Reason Sid's Sneezin' (#222H) Duration: 28:46 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.
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Must See TV (#119H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid decides to sit and watch television all weekend long. There's just one problem with his plan: sitting around and not moving would make his body feel terrible. At school Sid and his friends learn that exercising is a really fun way to stay healthy! And it makes your body feel great!
My Mushy Banana (#106H) Duration: 28:46 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!
My Shrinking Shoes (#107H) Duration: 28:46 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!
Super Science Tools (#105H) Duration: 28:46 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.
My Ice Pops (#108H) Duration: 28:46 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.
The Perfect Pancake (#109H) Duration: 28:46 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.
Sid's Health Day (#120H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Itchy Tag (#111H) Duration: 28:46 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!
What's That Smell? (#112H) Duration: 28:46 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.
No More Changes (#110H) Duration: 28:46 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.
Grandma's Glasses (#113H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid tries on Grandma's glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma's glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her.
Too Much Noise (#114H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn't have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears!
The Broken Wheel (#121H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When a wheel falls off Sid's favorite toy truck, he tapes it back on. But now the wheel won't spin, and Sid wonders how exactly wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of things like cars, trains, tricycles, and even toy trucks!
A Brush with Teeth (#116H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs like chewing our food! So it's really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day!
I Want Cake (#117H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food.
All My Senses (#115H) Duration: 28:46 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!
The Big Sneeze (#118H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY
Sid's parents tell him to wash his hands to keep away germs. But Sid can't see any germs on his hands, so why should he wash them? Sid and his friends learn that germs are so small that you can't see them. And they discover that a great way to stay healthy and keep germs away is by washing their hands with soap and water!
My Slide (#122H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid wonders how he can lift up his big, heavy stuffed animal dinosaur onto his bed. Sid and his friends explore how inclined planes are simple machines that make it much easier to push up heavy things... including big stuffed animal dinosaurs!
Sid's Amazing Invention (#123H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.
The Tree House (#124H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid wonders how he can lift his heavy box of toys way up to his treehouse. After investigating at school, Sid discovers that a pulley is the perfect simple machine to help lift heavy things up to high places, like a tree house!
Hello, Doggie! (#126H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking!
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Home Tweet Home (#127H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!
Climb, Ignatz, Climb! (#125H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!
The Dirt On Dirt (#128H) Duration: 28:46 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!
Don't Forget The Leaves (#129H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Everybody thinks flowers are special, but Sid wants to know: what makes leaves special? Sid and his friends investigate and discover that leaves are food for animals, they provide shade, and they help make nutrients so flowers and trees can grow!
Sid's Rainy Play Date (#131H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid is supposed to have a playdate outside, but the forecast calls for rain! Sid isn't too happy and wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside? At school, Sid and his friends discover that rain actually comes from rain clouds! They also learn that rain is really important because it helps living things grow.
Sid's Special Dad Day (#132H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.
The Bug Club (#130H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's a special day at school, it's Bug Club Day! Sid and his friends use their magnifying glasses and discover ants, rolie polies, and caterpillars around the playground.
Sid's Holiday Adventure (#133H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!
The Wind Did It (#134H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid can't figure out who messed up the pile of leaves he raked up in the backyard. At school, Sid and his friends discover that wind is strong enough to make sand dunes, waves, move sail boats, and even blow away a pile of leaves!
Special Mom Day Meal (#136H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid declares that it's a special Mom Day, so he makes Mom French toast for breakfast. When Sid smells the French toast and his stomach growls, he wonders if his stomach is trying to talk to him. When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they discover that the stomach makes noise when it's getting ready for digestion.
I Have Muscles Where? (#137H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Sid's Dad tells him a really funny joke, Sid laughs so hard that his face hurts. Sid wonders why his face would hurt if the joke was funny? When Sid and his friends investigate at school, they learn that they have muscles all over their bodies, even in their faces!
Sid The Weatherman (#135H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures!
Sid's Amazing Lungs (#138H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid races around his room and finds himself breathing really fast. Sid then wonders where all the air is going in his body when he breathes in? At school, Sid and his friends discover that our bodies have lungs to help us breathe in oxygen!
How Did My Dog Do That? (#139H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When Sid's dog uses his foot to scratch his ear, Sid tries the same maneuver, but can't do it. Sid explores skeletons, and discovers that animals have different bones and joints than people, which allows them to do lots of cool stuff like swing from trees, fly in the air, or even scratch their ears with their feet!
No School Singalong Special! (#201H) Duration: 28:46 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!
Slide to the Side! (#202H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid is trying out his new dance called "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hardwood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right and then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide...he just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down. (Educational objective - Friction)
That's The Way The Ball Bounces (#203H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around and bounce the ball. When Sid attempts to play his new game, he bounces the Play-Doh ball and it promptly splats on the ground! At school, Sid and his friends investigate and discover that if a ball doesn't have enough elasticity, it won't bounce! (Educational objective - Elasticity)
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Ignatz's Inertia (#204H) Duration: 28:46 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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