ready jet go!
Space Junk/Scientific Sean

Fri, Dec 11 12:30 P.M. NHPBS KIDS      

"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 55 seconds

Episode Number: 127

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Fri, Dec 11 12:30 P.M. Space Junk/Scientific Sean     NHPBS KIDS

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, 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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