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Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites/Mindy's Meteorite Stand

Thu, Jun 6 5:30 P.M. NHPBS KIDS      

Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites - Sean is determined to beat his mystery competitor at a video game of "Astro-Tracker." When Face 9000 tells the kids about the Asteroid Belt, Sean realizes that the best way to learn about asteroids is to see them for himself. Celery flies them out to space, and the kids learn the difference between an asteroid, a meteor, and a meteorite. Worried at first, Sean learns that only the rare asteroid (called a meteorite) makes it all the way to Earth, so he decides that he'll become really good at "Astro-Tracker" to prepare for the future when he can be on a team of scientists who track rogue asteroids. Curriculum: Asteroids are small solar system bodies that orbit the Sun. Asteroids are similar to comets but do not have a visible coma (fuzzy outline and tail) like comets do. A meteor is a small asteroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere. A meteorite is a piece of asteroid that survives falling through the Earth's atmosphere and collides with the Earth's surface. Mindy's Meteorite Stand - When Mindy and Sunspot are digging in the yard, they discover a unique rock that Mindy is convinced is a meteorite. The kids conduct a series of tests to find out and amazingly the rock passes each test. "Meteorite fever" grips the neighborhood, as Mindy sets up a stand so people can see her meteorite, and bring her rocks to assess. In the end, a DSA scientist confirms that Mindy's rock actually isn't a meteor... but, wait, the random rock Mindy's sitting on is! Curriculum: Meteorites are pieces of space rocks (asteroids) that break up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere and fall in small pieces. Meteorites are older than any rock from Earth, and share certain characteristics: density (high), attraction to a magnet, and rust.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 117

All broadcast times for this episode: (show all)

Thu, Jun 6 5:30 P.M. asteroids, meteors, and meteorites/mindy's meteorite stand     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jun 7 1:30 A.M. asteroids, meteors, and meteorites/mindy's meteorite stand     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jun 28 7:00 A.M. asteroids, meteors, and meteorites/mindy's meteorite stand     NHPBS
Sat, Jun 29 10:00 A.M. asteroids, meteors, and meteorites/mindy's meteorite stand     NHPBS

About Ready Jet Go!:

READY JET GO! is a 3D animated series for 3-8 year-olds with a focus on astronomy, scientific exploration, innovation and invention, and Earth as it is affected by our solar system.

The show is about two neighborhood kids-one with an all-consuming drive for science fact and another with an overwhelming passion for science fiction.

They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from Bortron 7.

The comedy series teaches kids a variety of Earth science concepts (gravity, tides, moon phases, seasons) as well as an introductory explanation of innovation, astronomy, and our solar system.

Future Broadcast times for "Ready Jet Go!": (show all)

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Sat, May 25 1:30 A.M. Moon Circus/Every Day Is Earth Day     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, May 25 10:00 A.M. How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars     NHPBS
Sat, May 25 5:30 P.M. Water, Water Everywhere/Commander Cressida Story Contest     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, May 26 1:30 A.M. Water, Water Everywhere/Commander Cressida Story Contest     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, May 26 5:30 P.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, May 27 1:30 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, May 27 7:00 A.M. Moon Face/Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids!     NHPBS
Mon, May 27 5:30 P.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, May 28 1:30 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, May 28 7:00 A.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS
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Wed, May 29 1:30 A.M. Mindy's Ice Rink/Measure for Measure     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, May 29 7:00 A.M. Souped-Up Saucer/Pet Sounds     NHPBS


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