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 Sunday, Sep. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 2

Kite Delight / Little Lost Horse

PBS

7:00 amSunday, Sep. 2520227:00:002022-09-25 07:00:00
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When a young boy's kite is ruined, Sparks' Crew tries to help him make a new kite. But, the team has a lot to learn about how wind moves things. Curriculum: Wind can push many things. The wind's power can be used to help move things. / When a little girl loses a toy horse on a beach, Sparks' Crew comes to the rescue. But, it looks like the toy horse may have been washed away. How can they find it? Curriculum: Water can move the sand on a beach and change how the beach looks.

Going to Pieces / Forces of Nature

PBS Kids

2:00 pmSunday, Sep. 25202214:00:002022-09-25 14:00:00
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When a piece of a statue breaks off, Sparks' Crew tries to find it in time for the statue's unveiling ceremony. But, the missing piece is made of a special material that makes it very hard to catch. Curriculum: When a substance is broken into pieces, each piece is still made up of the same material and has the same properties. / Sparks' Crew tries to find an invention that Dr. Inventorman buried underground years ago. The secret spot is marked on an old photograph, but when they get to the location, they see that much has changed over time. Curriculum: The look of the landscape can change both slowly and quickly due to earth events such as moving water and landslides.

Going to Pieces / Forces of Nature

PBS Kids

10:00 pmSunday, Sep. 25202222:00:002022-09-25 22:00:00
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When a piece of a statue breaks off, Sparks' Crew tries to find it in time for the statue's unveiling ceremony. But, the missing piece is made of a special material that makes it very hard to catch. Curriculum: When a substance is broken into pieces, each piece is still made up of the same material and has the same properties. / Sparks' Crew tries to find an invention that Dr. Inventorman buried underground years ago. The secret spot is marked on an old photograph, but when they get to the location, they see that much has changed over time. Curriculum: The look of the landscape can change both slowly and quickly due to earth events such as moving water and landslides.

First Day of School, Part 1 / First Day of School, Part 2

PBS

7:00 amMonday, Sep. 2620227:00:002022-09-26 07:00:00
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It's our heroes' first day at Hero Elementary. They meet each other and Mr. Sparks for the first time, and learn about superpowers that everyone shares: the Superpowers of Science. / Sparks' Crew goes on its first mission, to catch a baby hamster that is zipping around town at super fast speed, causing chaos. Unable to catch it, they have to find a way to get this little blur of fur to come to them. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Curriculum: Using the powers of observation, predicting, and testing can help solve problems.

The Lake Mistake/Plant Problem

PBS Kids

12:30 pmMonday, Sep. 26202212:30:002022-09-26 12:30:00
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On a warm day, the team takes a field trip to the lake. But, when a fellow super student accidentally freezes the entire lake, it's up to Sparks' Crew to find a way to restore the lake back to its original, liquid state. Curriculum: Matter can be solid or liquid depending on temperature; solid and liquid matter have different properties. / When a Turbo Grow ray zaps a plant, the plant grows out of control all over Citytown. Sparks' Crew comes to the rescue and learns about plant parts and what plants need to survive. Curriculum: Plants have stems, leaves, and roots which enable them to get the water and light they need in order to live.

The Lake Mistake/Plant Problem

PBS Kids

5:30 pmMonday, Sep. 26202217:30:002022-09-26 17:30:00
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On a warm day, the team takes a field trip to the lake. But, when a fellow super student accidentally freezes the entire lake, it's up to Sparks' Crew to find a way to restore the lake back to its original, liquid state. Curriculum: Matter can be solid or liquid depending on temperature; solid and liquid matter have different properties. / When a Turbo Grow ray zaps a plant, the plant grows out of control all over Citytown. Sparks' Crew comes to the rescue and learns about plant parts and what plants need to survive. Curriculum: Plants have stems, leaves, and roots which enable them to get the water and light they need in order to live.

The Lake Mistake/Plant Problem

PBS Kids

1:30 amTuesday, Sep. 2720221:30:002022-09-27 01:30:00
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On a warm day, the team takes a field trip to the lake. But, when a fellow super student accidentally freezes the entire lake, it's up to Sparks' Crew to find a way to restore the lake back to its original, liquid state. Curriculum: Matter can be solid or liquid depending on temperature; solid and liquid matter have different properties. / When a Turbo Grow ray zaps a plant, the plant grows out of control all over Citytown. Sparks' Crew comes to the rescue and learns about plant parts and what plants need to survive. Curriculum: Plants have stems, leaves, and roots which enable them to get the water and light they need in order to live.

Squeak to Me / Team's Song Theme Song

PBS

7:00 amTuesday, Sep. 2720227:00:002022-09-27 07:00:00
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AJ builds a gadget to help people understand Fur Blur's squeaks. But, the gadget misfires and makes people squeak instead of talk. Sparks' Crew must find ways to communicate information non-verbally in order to locate and reverse the gadget. Curriculum: There are many ways to communicate information including verbally, acting things out, writing, and making noise. / Sparks Crew wants to make their own theme song, but they have no musical instruments. How can they find a way to make sounds of different pitches? Curriculum: The pitch of a sound can be changed when the object changes in size, length, or liquid volume.

Where's Fur Blur? / The Blob

PBS Kids

12:30 pmTuesday, Sep. 27202212:30:002022-09-27 12:30:00
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Our heroes can't find Fur Blur. Sparks' Crew uses their 5 senses to track her throughout the school. Curriculum: Humans have five senses they use to gather information about the world around them. They can use that information to solve problems. / A giant, mysterious blob is invading the hallways and classrooms, causing chaos. Sparks' Crew needs to identify the properties of The Blob in order to stop it and save the day. Curriculum: Identifying the properties of a material can help give clues to what it is.

Where's Fur Blur? / The Blob

PBS Kids

5:30 pmTuesday, Sep. 27202217:30:002022-09-27 17:30:00
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Our heroes can't find Fur Blur. Sparks' Crew uses their 5 senses to track her throughout the school. Curriculum: Humans have five senses they use to gather information about the world around them. They can use that information to solve problems. / A giant, mysterious blob is invading the hallways and classrooms, causing chaos. Sparks' Crew needs to identify the properties of The Blob in order to stop it and save the day. Curriculum: Identifying the properties of a material can help give clues to what it is.

Where's Fur Blur? / The Blob

PBS Kids

1:30 amWednesday, Sep. 2820221:30:002022-09-28 01:30:00
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Our heroes can't find Fur Blur. Sparks' Crew uses their 5 senses to track her throughout the school. Curriculum: Humans have five senses they use to gather information about the world around them. They can use that information to solve problems. / A giant, mysterious blob is invading the hallways and classrooms, causing chaos. Sparks' Crew needs to identify the properties of The Blob in order to stop it and save the day. Curriculum: Identifying the properties of a material can help give clues to what it is.

Search and Rescue / Secret Lives of Teachers

PBS

7:00 amWednesday, Sep. 2820227:00:002022-09-28 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.

Knot So Fast / Made in the Shade

PBS Kids

12:30 pmWednesday, Sep. 28202212:30:002022-09-28 12:30:00
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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.

Knot So Fast / Made in the Shade

PBS Kids

5:30 pmWednesday, Sep. 28202217:30:002022-09-28 17:30:00
Show Episode Info

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.

Super Summertime / Snowy Journey

PBS

7:00 amThursday, Sep. 2920227:00:002022-09-29 07:00:00
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AJ wants to do all the activities on his super fun list, but it's summertime and everything on his list is a winter activity. Sparks' Crew works together to devise solutions for adapting to the seasonal changes. Curriculum: Humans devise solutions for adapting to seasonal changes. / On a cold winter morning, Fur Blur isn't her usual self: she keeps sleeping. Sparks' Crew takes her to see Benny's grandfather, a veterinarian. But, it's a challenge to get there through the snow. Curriculum: Seasonal changes require us to change the way we do things. Animals can adapt to the winter in their own ways, such as hibernation.

Sara Loses Her Snap / A Soupie Mystery

PBS

7:00 amFriday, Sep. 3020227:00:002022-09-30 07:00:00
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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.

Super Summertime / Snowy Journey

PBS

7:00 amSaturday, Oct. 120227:00:002022-10-01 07:00:00
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AJ wants to do all the activities on his super fun list, but it's summertime and everything on his list is a winter activity. Sparks' Crew works together to devise solutions for adapting to the seasonal changes. Curriculum: Humans devise solutions for adapting to seasonal changes. / On a cold winter morning, Fur Blur isn't her usual self: she keeps sleeping. Sparks' Crew takes her to see Benny's grandfather, a veterinarian. But, it's a challenge to get there through the snow. Curriculum: Seasonal changes require us to change the way we do things. Animals can adapt to the winter in their own ways, such as hibernation.

Sara Loses Her Snap / A Soupie Mystery

PBS

7:00 amSunday, Oct. 220227:00:002022-10-02 07:00:00
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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.

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