Sid the Science Kid “No School Singalong Special!” on WXXI-TV

Sid the Science Kid “No School Singalong Special!” on WXXI-TV

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 8:30am
Sid, Gabriela May and Gerald perform a backyard singalong in “No School Singalong Special!”

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All new episodes kick off with a Super Science Singalong!

Sid the Science Kid “No School Singalong Special!” airs Monday, June 21 at 8:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Back by popular demand, SID THE SCIENCE KID, the engaging and entertaining animated preschool series that encourages kids to explore and experience science returns with all new episodes on PBS KIDS.

The new 13 half-hour episodes will kick off with a super science singalong, “No School Singalong Special!” on June 21. In the “No School Singalong Special!,” 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!

In the new episodes that begin airing this fall, Sid and his pals will leave the classroom for field trips to visit their local science center. In addition, new weekly themes will be introduced including Light and Shadows, Environmental Systems and Force and Motion.

“These new episodes of ‘Sid the Science Kid’ will continue our effort to encourage children to ask questions, experience meaningful science learning and share investigations with their caregivers,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “We also know that songs like ‘I Love Charts’ and ‘I Magnify’ have become popular with kids and grown ups so in celebration of that, we created a fun singalong special to kick off the summer.”

"Sid, with his trusty magnifying glass and his friends, seeks answers to the science puzzles many preschoolers are also beginning to explore," says Linda Simensky, VP, Children’s Programming, PBS. "The series continues to support science learning and engagement while showing, through catchy songs or Super Fab Lab experiments, the fun of making new discoveries."

SID THE SCIENCE KID is based on national science learning standards which recognize that preschoolers are naturally curious, and that early exposure to science can inspire a lifelong interest in it,” adds Joyce Campbell, KCET Vice President, Education and Children’s Programming. “We’re delighted with these new stories with Sid and his pals that explore everything from a skateboard’s motion to the mysterious disappearance of a rainbow.

Sid, the show’s energetic and inquisitive preschool star, enlists his friends and family to help him get to the bottom of new mysteries. He starts each episode with a new question (“Why didn’t my ball bounce?” “Where did all the bath water go?” “Why can’t I grab the light that comes out of my flashlight?”) and spends a fun-filled day finding answers. Through his adventures, Sid encourages preschoolers to think about how to get answers to their own questions by exploring the world.