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 Tuesday, May. 17 to Tuesday, May. 24

Kite Delight / Little Lost Horse

PBS Kids

1:30 amTuesday, May. 1720221:30:002022-05-17 01:30:00
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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.

The Lake Mistake/Plant Problem

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7:00 amTuesday, May. 1720227:00:002022-05-17 07:00:00
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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.

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

PBS Kids

12:30 pmTuesday, May. 17202212:30:002022-05-17 12:30:00
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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.

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

PBS Kids

5:30 pmTuesday, May. 17202217:30:002022-05-17 17:30:00
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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.

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

PBS Kids

1:30 amWednesday, May. 1820221:30:002022-05-18 01:30:00
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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.

Back On Track / Switcheroo-Er

PBS

7:00 amWednesday, May. 1820227:00:002022-05-18 07:00:00
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When a toy train display featuring a model replica of City Town is ruined, Sparks' Crew sets out to learn more about the landforms that make up City Town and help to rebuild a new replica. Curriculum: Many different types of landforms can make up an area. / AJ invents a gadget that switches everyone's powers. But, having different powers is harder than they thought. How can they use their new powers to get their old powers back? Curriculum: When you need information to solve a problem, you can ask an expert.

Bouncing Ideas / Leaning Tower, No Pizza

PBS Kids

12:30 pmWednesday, May. 18202212:30:002022-05-18 12:30:00
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Hero Elementary student, Rubberband Robbie, is super stretchy. But, when he coils up into a ball and bounces all over the school, Sparks' Crew has to find a way to stop him, and to keep him from bouncing out of control again. Curriculum: When there's a problem to solve, first be sure you understand the problem. Then, figure out an idea to try. Build it. Test it. Share what you find out. Then, keep building and testing your ideas until you find a solution that works. / When Lucita flies to pick up pizza, she accidentally causes a communication tower to fall over, knocking out all phone service. How will the pizzeria get its pizza orders now? Sparks' Crew tests out different low-tech ways of communicating long-distance. Curriculum: There are many ways to send messages over long distances. Through engineering, you can design and test alternative solutions.

Bouncing Ideas / Leaning Tower, No Pizza

PBS Kids

5:30 pmWednesday, May. 18202217:30:002022-05-18 17:30:00
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Hero Elementary student, Rubberband Robbie, is super stretchy. But, when he coils up into a ball and bounces all over the school, Sparks' Crew has to find a way to stop him, and to keep him from bouncing out of control again. Curriculum: When there's a problem to solve, first be sure you understand the problem. Then, figure out an idea to try. Build it. Test it. Share what you find out. Then, keep building and testing your ideas until you find a solution that works. / When Lucita flies to pick up pizza, she accidentally causes a communication tower to fall over, knocking out all phone service. How will the pizzeria get its pizza orders now? Sparks' Crew tests out different low-tech ways of communicating long-distance. Curriculum: There are many ways to send messages over long distances. Through engineering, you can design and test alternative solutions.

Going to Pieces / Forces of Nature

PBS

7:00 amThursday, May. 1920227:00:002022-05-19 07:00:00
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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.

Super Summertime / Snowy Journey

PBS

7:00 amFriday, May. 2020227:00:002022-05-20 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.

Going to Pieces / Forces of Nature

PBS

7:00 amSaturday, May. 2120227:00:002022-05-21 07:00:00
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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.

Super Summertime / Snowy Journey

PBS

7:00 amSunday, May. 2220227:00:002022-05-22 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.

Friends of the Forest / Chicken Hero

PBS

7:00 amMonday, May. 2320227:00:002022-05-23 07:00:00
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When our heroes learn that lots of paper is being wasted in different ways, they embark on a mission with Branchman (an adult superhero), to understand the problem and plan a solution to use less paper, while encouraging others to do so as well. Curriculum: By using less paper, we can help save trees. / When Jetman Jones tries to get a super sidekick, he's surprised when he's sent a chicken. It runs away and Sparks' Crew uses their Superpowers of Science to gather evidence and track it down. Curriculum: Finding clues can help solve problems.

Looking Super / Schmubble Trouble

PBS

7:00 amTuesday, May. 2420227:00:002022-05-24 07:00:00
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When a self-flying cape escapes from the store selling it, Sparks' Crew teams up with the famous hero, Hail Caesar, to search for it. But, it isn't easy, since the cape is very good at hiding. It will take super observation skills to find it. Curriculum: Observe the world around you to gather information. Use the information to solve problems. / Benny has a case of the "Schmubbles," a bubble cold that causes bubbles to shoot out of his hands uncontrollably. When AJ, Lucita, and Sara get caught in Schmubble Bubbles, they must make their way through Citytown inside of bubbles they can't pop. Curriculum: Objects can be moved from one place to another by combining the right strength and/or direction of pushes and collisions.

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