Web site: http://pbskids.org/sid/
"Sid the Science Kid" uses comedy to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science and explores their "Why?" questions in everyday life. It features the energetic and inquisitive five-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 Wind Did It #134
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!
- KET Thursday, April 10 at noon EDT
Sid the Weatherman #135
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!
- KET Friday, April 11 at noon EDT
Rock & Roll Easter! #215
Sid hunts for Easter eggs in his backyard and finds a big shiny rock. He takes it to school and the kids try to identify the mystery rock.
- KET Monday, April 14 at noon EDT
- KET Friday, April 18 at noon EDT
That's the Way the Ball Bounces #203
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!
- KET Tuesday, April 15 at noon EDT
Ignatz's Inertia #204
Sid uses his skateboard to discover that things in motion stay in motion until they are stopped.
- KET Wednesday, April 16 at noon EDT
Sid's Super Kick! #205
On a trip to the Science Center Sid learns that using lots of force makes something move really far.
- KET Thursday, April 17 at noon EDT
Where Did the Water Go? #206
At The Science Center, Sid explores how water travels in and out of our homes through pipes.
- KET Monday, April 21 at noon EDT
Clean Air! #207
Sid learns about pollution and learns that people and animals on Earth need to breathe clean air.
- KET Tuesday, April 22 at noon EDT
Reused Robot! #208
Sid and his friends investigate how to recycle and reuse items so that we make less trash.
- KET Wednesday, April 23 at noon EDT
Save the Stump! #209
Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old tree stumps.
- KET Thursday, April 24 at noon EDT
Let There Be Light #210
Sid explores the science of light and discovers that light comes from various energy sources.
- KET Friday, April 25 at noon EDT
Discovering Darkness #211
Sid investigates what happens when a light source is completely blocked, creating darkness.
- KET Monday, April 28 at noon EDT
Shadow Smile! #212
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!
- KET Tuesday, April 29 at noon EDT
A Rainbow Every Day! #213
Sid and his friends investigate rainbows at school where they discover that rainbows can only form when light passes through water droplets.
- KET Wednesday, April 30 at noon EDT
Slide to the Side! #202
Sid is trying out his new dance but he can't slide in his new sneakers. He just squeaks to a stop! Sid and his friends investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction.
- KET Thursday, May 1 at noon EDT
Getting a Shot: You Can Do It! #141
Sid is super excited because his Grandma is coming to school! Grandma is a nurse, so she'll be giving everyone the new flu vaccination. Sid and his friends are a little hesitant to get the shot, and they have lots of questions about what it does inside their bodies. Grandma and Susie team up to explain the science of how a vaccination works, and then Grandma kicks in with a special song that makes getting a vaccination super easy!
- KET Friday, May 2 at noon EDT
I Have Muscles Where? #137
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?
- KET Monday, May 5 at noon EDT
Sid's Amazing Lungs #138
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?
- KET Tuesday, May 6 at noon EDT
How Did My Dog Do That? #139
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.
- KET Wednesday, May 7 at noon EDT
Now That's Using Your Brain #140
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!
- KET Thursday, May 8 at noon EDT
Special Mom Day Meal #136
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.
- KET Friday, May 9 at noon EDT
Sid's Pet Project #219
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?
- KET Monday, May 12 at noon EDT
Sleep? Who Needs It?! #220
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.
- KET Tuesday, May 13 at noon EDT
Seed The Science Kid #221
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.
- KET Wednesday, May 14 at noon EDT
The Reason Sid's Sneezin' #222
Sid wakes up and can't stop sneezing. His Dad is 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.
- KET Thursday, May 15 at noon EDT
The Amazing Computer Science Tool! #223
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.
- KET Friday, May 16 at noon EDT
The Big Cheese! #224
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 not everything you find on the computer is true!
- KET Monday, May 19 at noon EDT
Sid Wings It! #225
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!
- KET Tuesday, May 20 at noon EDT
Sid Engineers A Solution #226
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???
- KET Wednesday, May 21 at noon EDT
The Sticker Chart #101
If Sid doesn't fill up his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get a new Turbo-Mega-Rocketship. Annoyed, Sid wonders what good charts are anyway. But a day of investigating shows him that they are great tools that help you compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff.
- KET Thursday, May 22 at noon EDT
The Rolie Polie #102
Sid loves his little roly-poly bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. An amazing science tool—the magnifying glass—helps him figure out the answer.
- KET Friday, May 23 at noon EDT
No School Singalong Special! #201
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!
- KET Monday, May 26 at noon EDT
Enough with the Seashells #103
Sid brings home a jar filled to the top with seashells and is determined to guess how many there are. After realizing that there are too many to count, he learns a new strategy for making his best guess: estimation.
- KET Tuesday, May 27 at noon EDT
The Whale Episode #104
Sid wants to measure a giant blue whale, but can't figure out how to do it with his ruler. Then he learns how to use non-standard units—books, blocks, or even people—to measure big or irregular things.
- KET Wednesday, May 28 at noon EDT
Super Science Tools #105
Having amassed quite a collection of science tools—a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart, and a magnifying glass—Sid tries to figure out which one is his favorite.
- KET Thursday, May 29 at noon EDT
No More Changes #110
Sid isn't too thrilled that his favorite shirt has shrunk, his shoes don't fit anymore, and Mom has replaced his favorite toothpaste with a different brand. Why do things have to change, anyway?
- KET Friday, May 30 at noon EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/sid/