hero elementary

If you're a kid with superpowers, you belong at Hero Elementary! It's where young heroes in training can learn how to master their less-than-perfected powers and practice day-saving action. But when their superpowers aren't enough for the job, they can always rely on an additional arsenal of powers: The Superpowers of Science! These kids may be superhuman, but it's science that makes humans truly super.

Showing airdates for Hero Elementary from Wednesday, Feb. 1 to Wednesday, Feb. 8

Search and Rescue / Secret Lives of Teachers

PBS

7:00 amWednesday, Feb. 120237:00:002023-02-01 07:00:00
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Sparks' Crew is on a training mission to find their schoolmates, Petie Heat and Freeze Louise, who are hiding somewhere in Citytown. The team follows hot and cold clues to lead them to find their friends. Curriculum: Heating or cooling a substance may cause changes that can be observed. / The kids are shocked to see their teacher, Mr. Sparks, on the weekend, outside of school. But, when Mr. Sparks loses an important package, our heroes have to save the day without the use of the superhero technology they usually have with them on school days. Curriculum: When current technology is not available, there are other ways to solve problems.

Monumental Problem / Super Lift

PBS Kids

2:00 pmWednesday, Feb. 1202314:00:002023-02-01 14:00:00
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When a nose accidentally breaks off one of the faces on Hero Hill, our heroes must figure out how to repair the monument. Sparks' Crew makes various sticky mixtures, hoping to find one strong enough to stick the nose back on. Curriculum: When two or more substances are mixed together, the resulting substance may have different properties than each material on its own. / Sparks' Crew tries to help change a broken wheel on a hot dog cart. But, with Sara playing "teacher" for the day, how can they lift the heavy cart without her so they can change the wheel? Curriculum: Using a lever can make it easier to lift a heavy object.

Monumental Problem / Super Lift

PBS Kids

10:00 pmWednesday, Feb. 1202322:00:002023-02-01 22:00:00
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When a nose accidentally breaks off one of the faces on Hero Hill, our heroes must figure out how to repair the monument. Sparks' Crew makes various sticky mixtures, hoping to find one strong enough to stick the nose back on. Curriculum: When two or more substances are mixed together, the resulting substance may have different properties than each material on its own. / Sparks' Crew tries to help change a broken wheel on a hot dog cart. But, with Sara playing "teacher" for the day, how can they lift the heavy cart without her so they can change the wheel? Curriculum: Using a lever can make it easier to lift a heavy object.

Hero Hit Parade / Trouble at the Pet Wash

PBS

7:00 amThursday, Feb. 220237:00:002023-02-02 07:00:00
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When a big parade balloon gets loose and flies through Citytown, Sparks' Crew tries to get it back. But, how can they stop this giant balloon? Curriculum: When objects touch or collide, they push on one another and can change direction. / Sparks' Crew is setting up a Pet Wash when a young boy's dog goes missing. Sparks' Crew sets out to search for the dog, but there are so many different kinds of dogs out there... how can they find the right one? Curriculum: The same type of animal, such as dogs, are similar and different in many ways.

Sara Loses Her Snap / A Soupie Mystery

PBS Kids

2:00 pmThursday, Feb. 2202314:00:002023-02-02 14:00:00
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Sara loses her superpowers on the same day when Sparks' Crew has to move a giant, heavy burger. But, how can they move it without Sara's super strength? Curriculum: The shape of objects makes them easier or harder to move. Round objects that roll move more easily than flat-bottomed objects that slide. / A mysterious creature has been sighted in Super Superior Lake. Sparks' Crew sets out to find "Soupy, " as it's called. But, they need to find reliable information to figure out what this creature might be. Curriculum: Gather information from different sources to decide what is accurate before constructing explanations.

Sara Loses Her Snap / A Soupie Mystery

PBS Kids

10:00 pmThursday, Feb. 2202322:00:002023-02-02 22:00:00
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Sara loses her superpowers on the same day when Sparks' Crew has to move a giant, heavy burger. But, how can they move it without Sara's super strength? Curriculum: The shape of objects makes them easier or harder to move. Round objects that roll move more easily than flat-bottomed objects that slide. / A mysterious creature has been sighted in Super Superior Lake. Sparks' Crew sets out to find "Soupy, " as it's called. But, they need to find reliable information to figure out what this creature might be. Curriculum: Gather information from different sources to decide what is accurate before constructing explanations.

Knot So Fast / Made in the Shade

PBS

7:00 amFriday, Feb. 320237:00:002023-02-03 07:00:00
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AJ invents "The Lacer Racer," a shoe-tying car. But, when the car gets out of control, it ties Citytown into knots. How can they build a trap to catch it? Curriculum: A solution can be found by using an engineering design process: What's the problem, what can we try, build, test, and share? / When the ice cream in Stevie Heat's ice cream cart melts, Sparks' Crew investigates how this could have happened, and what they can do to make sure it doesn't happen again. Curriculum: The sun has warming effects. The effect the sun's heat has can be reduced by making shade.

Hail Caesar / Picture Perfect

PBS Kids

2:00 pmFriday, Feb. 3202314:00:002023-02-03 14:00:00
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When a hailstorm causes damage around Citytown, Sparks' Crew calls upon the famous hero, Hail Caesar, to help them understand more about hail. Curriculum: Severe weather, such as a hailstorm, is different from typical weather. / It's Picture Day at Hero Elementary, and Sparks' Crew is determined to stay clean. But, their mission involves rescuing someone whose scooter is stuck in a giant mud puddle. How can they help without getting dirty? Curriculum: A pulley lets a person pull downward to lift something up.

Hail Caesar / Picture Perfect

PBS Kids

10:00 pmFriday, Feb. 3202322:00:002023-02-03 22:00:00
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When a hailstorm causes damage around Citytown, Sparks' Crew calls upon the famous hero, Hail Caesar, to help them understand more about hail. Curriculum: Severe weather, such as a hailstorm, is different from typical weather. / It's Picture Day at Hero Elementary, and Sparks' Crew is determined to stay clean. But, their mission involves rescuing someone whose scooter is stuck in a giant mud puddle. How can they help without getting dirty? Curriculum: A pulley lets a person pull downward to lift something up.

Hero Hit Parade / Trouble at the Pet Wash

PBS

7:00 amSaturday, Feb. 420237:00:002023-02-04 07:00:00
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When a big parade balloon gets loose and flies through Citytown, Sparks' Crew tries to get it back. But, how can they stop this giant balloon? Curriculum: When objects touch or collide, they push on one another and can change direction. / Sparks' Crew is setting up a Pet Wash when a young boy's dog goes missing. Sparks' Crew sets out to search for the dog, but there are so many different kinds of dogs out there... how can they find the right one? Curriculum: The same type of animal, such as dogs, are similar and different in many ways.

Knot So Fast / Made in the Shade

PBS

7:00 amSunday, Feb. 520237:00:002023-02-05 07:00:00
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AJ invents "The Lacer Racer," a shoe-tying car. But, when the car gets out of control, it ties Citytown into knots. How can they build a trap to catch it? Curriculum: A solution can be found by using an engineering design process: What's the problem, what can we try, build, test, and share? / When the ice cream in Stevie Heat's ice cream cart melts, Sparks' Crew investigates how this could have happened, and what they can do to make sure it doesn't happen again. Curriculum: The sun has warming effects. The effect the sun's heat has can be reduced by making shade.

Teacher of the Year / The Sweet Smell of Success

PBS

12:00 pmMonday, Feb. 6202312:00:002023-02-06 12:00:00
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There's a big surprise in store for Mr. Sparks: He will be receiving the "Hero Teacher of the Year" award! His heroic students want to make everything special for the big celebration, and that includes making a cake. But, will Sparks' Crew be able to keep the party a surprise while they figure out the right mixture for the cake batter? Curriculum: If you mix materials together, the properties of the mixture may not be the same as the properties of the materials themselves. / Invisigirl (a former student) likes to use her invisibility to play jokes, but a joke has unintended consequences when she makes a cake invisible, and then can't find it! The team tries to track it down via their sense of smell, but will it be enough to find the cake? Curriculum: Humans have five senses they use to gather information about the world around them. They can use that information to solve problems.

Saved from the Bell/The Right Stuff

PBS

12:00 pmTuesday, Feb. 7202312:00:002023-02-07 12:00:00
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When the bell on top of the school's Leaping Tower keeps ringing, Sparks' Crew plans and conducts an investigation. They discover that vibrations make sound, but what's causing the bell to vibrate and ring? Curriculum: Vibrating matter can make sounds. / When Sparks' Crew decides to restyle their current hero suits, they have to figure out what materials they can use. But, is it the right stuff to help them save the day? Curriculum: Materials have different properties; it is possible to sort, describe and compare materials based on their properties.

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