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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)

Mon, Jun 21 6:00 A.M. Holidays In Boxwood Terrace     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 21 6:30 A.M. What's A Satellite/Satellite Selfie     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jun 22 6:00 A.M. Total Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year In Space     NHPBS
Tue, Jun 22 6:30 A.M. More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jun 23 6:00 A.M. The Mindysphere/Lone Star     NHPBS
Wed, Jun 23 6:30 A.M. Sunday Drive     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jun 24 6:00 A.M. Space Race/Jet's Time Machine     NHPBS
Thu, Jun 24 6:30 A.M. Jet's First Halloween     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jun 25 6:00 A.M. Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids     NHPBS
Fri, Jun 25 6:30 A.M. Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Jun 26 7:00 A.M. The Mindysphere/Lone Star     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 28 6:00 A.M. Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday     NHPBS
Mon, Jun 28 6:30 A.M. Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Jun 29 6:00 A.M. Jet's First Halloween     NHPBS
Tue, Jun 29 6:30 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS KIDS

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