Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery
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"Diggin' Earth" - The kids try to dig into the Center of the Earth (a la Commander Cressida), but after finding out that the center is much too hot and the layer of Earth leading up to it is solid rock, they re-vamp their plans. They decide to become the kids to dig down the deepest into the Earth. Learning about the layers of the Earth inspires Jet to make an Earth Layer Cake. Curriculum: Earth's structure consists of molten nickel-iron core, magma mantle, and crust. The reason we can't easily dig down through to the core is because the Earth's crust is 10-30 miles thick! And made of really hard rock. Inside of that is the mantle. The core is nickel and iron, the heaviest stuff, which gravity pulls to the center. In fact, it gets so hot in the core that even the nickel and iron melt. "Mindy's Mystery" - Mindy can't sleep one night, having been kept awake by a sweet, strong smell from outside. Sydney, Sean, Jet, and Sunspot become detectives and try to crack the case of the sweet smell. At the same time, Mitchell is investigating what kept him up last night - a very bright "annoying" light. In the end, there's a common source - the sweet smell was from a nocturnal flower, the Moonflower, which only blooms at night, after sundown. And the bright light was from the Moon! Curriculum: Moonflowers are nocturnal bloomers. After sunset as the Moon rises, these huge white flowers bloom, emit a very sweet smell, and glow in the moonlight. In the morning, they close their fragrant blooms. Moonflowers' scent attracts the night moths that feed on their nectar. Moonlight doesn't originate on the Moon. The Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected Sunlight. The Sun, of course, only lights up 1/2 of the Moon - the half that is facing the Sun.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 123

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)

Sat, Jan 28 9:30 P.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 29 5:30 A.M. Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Jan 29 9:30 P.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 30 5:30 A.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 30 9:30 P.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jan 31 5:30 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jan 31 9:30 P.M. Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 1 5:30 A.M. Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Feb 1 9:30 P.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 2 5:30 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Feb 2 9:30 P.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Feb 3 5:30 A.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Feb 11 6:00 P.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Feb 12 2:00 A.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Feb 12 6:00 P.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Feb 13 2:00 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS

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