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.
Reused Robot! (#208H) Duration: 28:46 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)
- KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 9:00am
Save The Stump! (#209H) Duration: 28:46 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)
- KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 9:00am
Let There Be Light (#210H) Duration: 28:46 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)
- KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
Discovering Darkness (#211H) Duration: 28:46 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)
- KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
Shadow Smile! (#212H) Duration: 28:46 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)
A Rainbow Every Day! (#213H) Duration: 28:46 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)
- KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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)
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
Getting A Shot: You Can Do It! (#141H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's vaccination day at Sid's school, and Sid and his friends are a little apprehensive about getting a shot. Thankfully, a very special nurse will be giving the kids their vaccination-Sid's Grandma! Grandma, Teacher Susie, Mom and Dad all do their part to make vaccination day a fun learning experience filled with music, games and lots of laughs.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Mon, May 5, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 7, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
Sid's Pet Project (#219H) Duration: 28:46 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!
- KQED Plus: Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
Sleep? Who Needs It?! (#220H) Duration: 28:46 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!
Seed The Science Kid (#221H) Duration: 28:46 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.
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 14, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 15, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 16, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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 Plus: Mon, May 19, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 20, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 21, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 22, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 23, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Mon, May 26, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Tue, May 27, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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!
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 28, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, May 29, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder
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.
- KQED Plus: Fri, May 30, 2014 -- 9:00am email reminder