Sid the Science Kid

Rug Time: Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid brings his ruler to Rug Time, and the class wants to know how this scientific measurement tool can be used to measure very large objects. Miss Susie explains that to measure things that are bigger than the size of a ruler, you can use tools such as a tape measure. She prompts the students to explore more in a Super Fab Lab! (Spanish version also available.)

Slide to the Side | Sid the Science Kid

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In this episode of Sid the Science Kid, Sid learns all about friction, and how elements such as texture and material play into the resistance created between materials.

Sid’s Holiday Adventure - Part 3 | Sid the Science Kid

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In Part 3 of Sid's Holiday Adventure, Sid and his classmates have Rug Time with Miss Susie, where they discuss the holidays and temperature. Miss Susie explains that the scientific way to measure how cold it is outside is through measuring the temperature, and then she shows them how thermometers work.

Super Fab Lab: Exploring Measurement | Sid the Science Kid

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Miss Susie explains that non-standard measurement can be used as a scientific tool to measure without a ruler.  Watch a live action clip of students figuring out a room's size by using themselves as measurement units.  Learn how units of measurement must be the same size when conducting non-standard measurement investigations. (Spanish version also available.)

Sid’s Holiday Adventure - Part 1 | Sid the Science Kid

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In Part 1 of Sid's Holiday Adventure, Sid explains that, in his house, they celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa. Sid finds out that his family is traveling to Minnesota for the holidays, so he decides to investigate cold weather.

Sid’s Holiday Adventure - Part 5 | Sid the Science Kid

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In Part 5 pf Sid's Holiday Adventure, Sid and his classmates tell jokes about temperature, and then pretend to be Santa Claus and the animals helping to pull his sleigh.

Backseat Driving with Grandma | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (Spanish Version also available.)

Shadow Smile! - Part 2 | Sid the Science Kid

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Sid and his friends talk all about shadows. Sid explains to them that when you smile, your shadow does not smile with you, so they decide to find their shadows and see if they can see their smiles! During their investigation they find that Sid was correct and their smiles do not appear!

The Tree House | Sid the Science Kid

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In this episode of Sid the Science Kid, Sid and his friends learn about lifting heavy items to high places using a simple machine called a pulley.

Backseat Driving with Grandma (en Español) | Sid the Science Kid

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On his way home from school, Sid tells his Grandma how he learned all about how to measure things without rulers.  Listen as Grandma tells Sid about how her father used his hands as a unit of non-standard measurement to measure objects, too. (en Español)