SID THE SCIENCE KID uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. SID THE SCIENCE KID, co-produced by The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles for PBS KIDS®, features a practical in-school science curriculum and uses music and humor to celebrate children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question (“Why are my shoes shrinking?” “Why do bananas get mushy?”) and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of family and friends.
Sid the Science Kid airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.
Watch at the Sid the Science Kids website.
Check out the Sid the Science Kid website and its three discovery zones: the Super Fab Lab at Sid’s school, the playground, and Sid’s family kitchen! Each zone offers four science games that together encompass all of the series’ curricular themes.
Check out the printable Fun Book, with with coloring pages and other engaging offline activities designed to inspire children to practice and internalize scientific discovery!
The Sid the Science Kid website has a robust section specifically for adults. There you can learn about the series and its mission and educational themes, as well as discover how to best encourage your child's early science exploration. Materials, games and activities that reinforce the show's themes are available to adults looking to extend informal science education at home. Be sure to check out the "Tell Me More!" feature for each game -- with just one mouse click, you'll unlock discussion prompts and many other resources, all designed to support the educational objective of the game and provide you with helpful tips for engaging youngsters in conversations about the science found in everyday experiences.Be sure to check out their parent blog, "Science Kids on the Loose: Observations from the Family Room."
Early childhood professionals, explore these Sid the Science Kid educational materials for terrific ways to engage young learners in science exploration: