Sid the Science Kid
Sid the Science Kid is a half-hour PBS Kids series that debuted on September 1, 2008. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, California using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. The show is produced by motion capture which allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time. Production began in the fall of 2008 with 42 half-hour episodes of Sid the Science Kid having been ordered. The series debuted on PBS Kids on September 1, 2008, with a two-year on-air commitment. The original working title for the series was "What's the Big Idea?" and the central character, Sid, was originally named Josh. KOCE, the current primary PBS member for the Los Angeles area, began co-producing the show after KCET disaffiliated with PBS on December 31, 2010. 24-hour preschool channel PBS Kids Sprout acquired Sid the Science Kid on March 25, 2013. It airs daily at 3:30pm ET.
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S02 E01Jun 21, 2010
No School Singalong Special! Sid and his friends show in the backyard and take turns singing their favorite science songs.
S02 E02Oct 4, 2010
Slide To The Side Sid is trying out his new dance called, "The Sid Slide To The Side!" On his room's hard wood floor, he boogies to the left, jumps to the right, then tries to slide to the side. But in his new sneakers, he can't slide...he just squeaks to a stop! This leads Sid and his friends to observe and investigate how different materials and surfaces can create friction, causing something to slow down.
S02 E03Oct 5, 2010
That's The Way The Ball Bounces Sid created a new sport called Play-Doh Ball! You just jump in the air, spin around, then 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!
S02 E04Oct 6, 2010
Ignatz's Inertia Sid is sending his toy panda Ignatz on yet another adventure! He places him on top of a skateboard, then rolls him across his patio. The skateboard comes to an abrupt stop when it bumps into a wooden bench, but Ignatz keeps moving forward, flying 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!
S02 E05Oct 7, 2010
Sid's Super Kick In his backyard, Sid is pretending to be "Super Sid!" To show us 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 across the yard. On a special trip to the Science Center, Sid and his friends investigate how using lots of force can make something move really far and really fast - just like kicking a soccer ball really hard!
S02 E06Apr 18, 2011
Where Did The Water Go? 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!
S02 E07Apr 19, 2011
Clean Air! 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!
Season 1Hulu | Netflix | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 1, 2008
The Sticker Chart 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! (Tools & Measurement/Documentation)
S01 E02Sep 2, 2008
The Rolie Polie 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! (Tools & Measurement/Observation)
S01 E03Sep 3, 2008
Enough With the Seashells 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! (Tools & Measurement/Estimation)
S01 E04Sep 4, 2008
The Whale Episode 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! (Tools & Measurement/Measurement)
S01 E05Sep 5, 2008
Super Science Tools 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. (Tools & Measurement/Tools & Measurement Review)
S01 E06Sep 8, 2008
My Mushy Banana 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! (Transformation & Change/Decay)
S01 E07Sep 9, 2008
My Shrinking Shoes 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! (Transformation & Change/Growth)
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