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Diggin' Earth/Mindy's Mystery

"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 55 seconds

Episode Number: 123

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

Sat, Dec 5 12:30 P.M. Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Dec 6 12:30 P.M. Ice Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up....     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Dec 7 6:00 A.M. Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover     NHPBS
Mon, Dec 7 12:30 P.M. Mission to Mars/Sounds Abound     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Dec 8 6:00 A.M. Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space     NHPBS
Tue, Dec 8 12:30 P.M. Tiny Blue Dot/Earth Camping     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Dec 9 12:30 P.M. Sunday Drive     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Dec 10 6:00 A.M. Not A Sound/Mindy In Space     NHPBS
Thu, Dec 10 12:30 P.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Dec 11 6:00 A.M. How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars     NHPBS
Fri, Dec 11 12:30 P.M. Space Junk/Scientific Sean     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Dec 11 6:30 P.M. Holidays In Boxwood Terrace     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 12 2:30 A.M. Holidays In Boxwood Terrace     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 12 7:00 A.M. Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space     NHPBS
Sat, Dec 12 12:30 P.M. Tiny Blue Dot/Earth Camping     NHPBS KIDS


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