SID THE SCIENCE KID Get Up & Move Week WXXI KIDS Summer Reading Program

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 1:30pm - Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:00pm

Sid and his friends have fun on the school playground in a special new episode focused on exercise and healthy eating. Sid the Science Kid “Get Up and Move!”

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When School's Out The Learning Doesn't Stop!

During the summer, WXXI KIDS' helps to prevent the “summer slide” by focusing on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming, online resources, video clips and episodes, apps, online games and activities. Each week will feature reading-related episodes from different PBS KIDS series on TV and new postings of related resources, games and apps.

 

SID THE SCIENCE KID“Get Up & Move” kicks off on August 6th-August 10th at  1:30pm each day on WXXI-TV 21.1 Cable 11/1011

“Slide to the Side” – August 6
“Sid’s Super Kick” – August 7
“Get Up & Move” – August 8
“Sid’s Amazing Lungs” – August 9
“Must See TV” – August 10

 

Check out online games and videos at PBS KIDS Sid the Science Kid site

Free Sid the Science Kid Episode Download from I-Tunes this week! (FREE ONLY For the Week of August 6th) Download Episode

 

Printable Investigation Activities:

Sid's Slide to the Side Activity

Sid's Super Kick Activity

Sid's Get Up & Move Activity

Sid's Amazing Lungs Activity

Sid's Must See TV Activity

 

 

Episode Descriptions:

 

SID THE SCIENCE KID “Get Up & Move Week” – August 6th-10th at 1:30 PM

 

“Slide to the Side” – August 6

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.

 

“Sid’s Super Kick” – August 7

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!

“Get Up & Move” – August 8

Sid is super excited, because teacher Susie announced that today is full of surprises-healthy surprises!  First the class walks to a local park where they get to run around and play outside in the fresh air! Susie teaches the kids how to do yoga, and when it's snack time, the kids get another special surprise-they get to pick fresh vegetables from a community garden!  Yum!  Next, Susie teaches the kids her favorite childhood game-Red Light, Green Light!  It's a great way to move your body, and it's fun!  Back home, Sid tells his Mom about his amazing day, and Mom is inspired to plant a garden in the backyard.  Sid then comes up with a new family tradition-taking a walk every day together!  It's easy to do and it's a fun, healthy way to move your body!

 

“Sid’s Amazing Lungs” – August 9

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!

 

“Must See TV” – August 10

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!