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Sid the Science Kid

Eight, AZ Public Broadcasting, is proud to air Sid the Science Kid Monday through Friday, and on Sundays as part its children’s programming block.  This PBS KIDS science-readiness series and interactive Web site for preschool children, their parents, and caregivers, also includes an educational outreach training program.  Both on-air and online resources help children develop habits of observation and thinking that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning and exploring the world.

The Sid the Science Kid educational outreach training program will provide parents and care providers of preschool children with the confidence, knowledge and resources they need to nurture and guide their children’s science learning.  It will also support adult-child interactions that will spark children’s natural curiosity, and create fun, memorable experiences.  By using the series and the off-air extension resources, parents and caregivers will help children learn how to explore and understand the world around them.


Attend a training offered near you:

“With Sid the Science Kid You Are Never Too Young to Become a Scientist!”

Find out why Sid the Science Kid is the latest and greatest resource for your future scientists. The "Sid the Science Kid" workshop is designed to further develop children's natural wonder and build a strong foundation for early science exploration. Learn all about encouraging questions and problem-solving on a shoestring budget with resources you have around the house. Complementary online and offline activities motivate children to practice and internalize scientific methodology: "Observe! Compare! Contrast! Describe!" Learn how the Sid website is crafted to support a collaborative learning experience between child and adult and offers features that help adult mentors to support and participate in the child's learning process.


4/28/09  10:00am

Sid the Science Kid Train the Trainer Workshop @ Eight-ASSET

5/8/09  1:00am

Sid the Science Kid Workshop @ Eight-ASSET

6/6/09  8:00am

ASSET Summer Institute 2009 "Think Upstream"
Lunchtime Speaker - Lisa Henson

7/11/09  10:00am

ASU Art Museum Family Fun Day, Tempe, AZ
Sid the Science Kid Workshop, Community Screening Event

8/26/09  4:00am

Sid the Science Kid Workshop @ Palm Valley Community Center, Goodyear, AZ
for Girl Scout Daisies

9/12/09  10:00am

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ
Sid the Science Kid Workshop, Community Screening Event in conjunction with Teacher Open House

9/17/09  9:00am

Family Learning Center, Maricopa County Comprehensive Healthcare Center, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, AZ

9/26/09  8:00am

AZ Science Center, Phoenix, AZ Sid the Science Kid Workshop, Community Screening Event in conjunction with Back to School Resource Fair & Reception

10/20/09  4:00am

Sid the Science Kid Workshop @ Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, Litchfield School District, Litchfield, AZ

10/27/09  9:00am

ASU West Pre-service Educators, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ, 85306

11/3/09  3:45am

Paradise Valley Unified School District, Indian Bend Elementary, 3633 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85032, kindergarten classroom teachers


Aguilar Elementary School, 5800 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ, 85283 Tempe Elementary School District

11/9/09  6:30am

Success Center, Family Child Care, 69 E. Cornstock Dr., Chandler


Barnes Family ICC, 908 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224

11/13/09  6:30am

Precious Treasures, 393 W. Warner Rd. Fl. #106

11/14/09  10:00am

Challenger Space Center, Peoria, AZ Open to Public

11/18/09  4:30am

ASSET Offices - Special offering for ASSET Educators


Little Western Academy, 1616 N. 89th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

12/12/09  1:00am

Challenger Space Center, Peoria, AZ Open to Public

Contact asset@asu.edu or call 602.496.1104 to schedule a Sid the Science Kid Workshop in your school, district, or early childhood service location.

ASSET/Eight is proud to have staff from organizations and education agencies as trainers for Sid the Science Kid from across Arizona.

Sid and friends

This series is a production of the Jim Henson Company and KCET.  Major funding is provided by First 5 California, The Boeing Company, The Rose Hills Foundation, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and PBS.


555 N. Central Ave. Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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