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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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 6:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 -- 5:00pm
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 6:00am
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 10:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 9, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 25, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid's Super Kick! (#205H) Duration: 28:46 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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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Where Did The Water Go? (#206H) Duration: 28:46 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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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Clean Air! (#207H) Duration: 28:46 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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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
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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)

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 31, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

Sid's Backyard Campout! (#214H) Duration: 28:46 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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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 16, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me

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)

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 21, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

Get Up and Move! (#217H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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I Want to Be A Scientist! (#216H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder what kind of scientist investigates animals? Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them-it's Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova! She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals too? Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo! This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they're interested in. We meet a robotics engineer working on a 20-foot tall robot at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a chemist investigating stretchy ice cream in a kitchen lab, and a marine biologist at The Scripps Institute helping to keep the oceans healthy.

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  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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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!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 27, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 28, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me

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!

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

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