ready jet go!
Space Junk/Scientific Sean

"Space Junk" - After learning about space junk, the kids are determined to help do their part to clean up their "space neighborhood." They meet up with Uncle Zucchini, a long-time galaxy garbage man! Using Bortronian technology, they start a cleanup. During the course of the day, our kids learn that recycling is necessary both on Earth and in space! Curriculum: The outer space region around Earth swarms with millions of pieces of man-made space junk that create potential hazards. Objects as small as 4 inches can be seen by radar or optical telescopes on Earth. Cleaning the debris is a challenge. Trips to larger objects could remove them from orbit, but that's expensive. Another proposal is using lasers to provide a path-changing push that wouldn't damage the object. "Scientific Sean" - Jet is fascinated by Earth paper airplanes when he watches Sean casually fold one. Jet suggests that the kids challenge each other to build the plane that will fly the farthest, and still carry the payload of a message. Sean wants to use the Scientific Method to solve the distance/size issues. CURRICULUM: The Scientific Method is a simple set of rules that scientists use the world over, to make sure that they are doing their experiments correctly and in a way that they can repeat. But great science comes from both the application of this simple set of rules AND from imagination and inspiration.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 127

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

Wed, Aug 4 6:00 A.M. Date Night/Face on the Fritz     NHPBS
Wed, Aug 4 6:30 A.M. Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Aug 5 6:00 A.M. Mindy's Bedtime/Galileo, Galileo!     NHPBS
Thu, Aug 5 6:30 A.M. The Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the Planetarium     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Aug 6 6:00 A.M. So Many Moons/Project Pluto     NHPBS
Fri, Aug 6 6:30 A.M. Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Aug 7 7:00 A.M. Date Night/Face on the Fritz     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 9 6:00 A.M. Sunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini Babysits     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 9 6:30 A.M. Mindy and Carrot Bake/Commander Cressida Begins     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Aug 10 6:00 A.M. Whole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair Jet     NHPBS
Tue, Aug 10 6:30 A.M. Sunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun Is A Star!     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Aug 11 6:00 A.M. From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born     NHPBS
Wed, Aug 11 6:30 A.M. Astronaut Ellen Ochoa!     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Aug 12 6:00 A.M. My Three Suns/Magnet P.I.     NHPBS
Thu, Aug 12 6:30 A.M. A Visit from Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather Report     NHPBS KIDS

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