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Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize

Tue, Dec 15 12:30 P.M. NHPBS KIDS      

"Beep and Boop's Game" - The kids help Dr. Rafferty and Bergs get Mars Rover BOOP over a ravine on the red planet by simulating actions in the DSA "Mars Yard" using BEEP (Boop's sister)! Trial and error leads to success. Along the way, the kids learn just how scientists communicate with far away rovers - through satellites above Mars. The kids then solve a new mystery set up by Bergs, figuring out that Beep and Boop are communicating about... a game of Mars/Mars Yard tic-tac-toe they're playing! Curriculum: A good amount of communication between Mars and Earth goes through satellites. Rovers send images, along with instrument and status data, back to Earth. Extrapolating from the data, the scientists send commands to the rover, which can take 4-24 minutes to be received due to the distance. Rovers are often on their own, carrying out commands and sending image data to overhead satellites. The rover's commanders may tell it to move toward a new rock, grind a rock, analyze a rock, take photos, or gather other data with other instruments. "Constellation Prize" - When Mindy thinks she's found her own star, the other kids explain how stars are labeled and identified by constellations. Mindy eventually learns that she hasn't found a new star, but that she CAN create her own version of a constellation by connecting patterns in the sky. Curriculum: A constellation is a group of stars that make an imaginary shape in the night sky. In different parts of the world, people have made up different shapes out of the same groups of bright stars, like a game of connect-the-dots. In the past, constellations were useful for navigating at night and for keeping track of the seasons. They are now useful for identifying parts of the sky astronomers are studying. Because all the stars are at different distances, the constellations would look totally different to inhabitants of another planet orbiting another star.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 55 seconds

Episode Number: 128

All broadcast times for this episode: (show all)

Tue, Dec 15 12:30 P.M. Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Dec 19 12:30 P.M. Beep and Boop's Game/Constellation Prize     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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