Sid the Science Kid

The BEST episodes of Sid the Science Kid

Every episode of Sid the Science Kid ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Sid the Science Kid!

Meet Sid, an inquisitive preschooler who uses scientific principles to help satisfy his curiosity about the world around him. Produced by the Jim Henson Company, this series takes the classic puppetry style of the Muppets and uses motion-capture technology to create virtual puppet characters!

Last Updated: 9/7/2022Network: PBS
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A Brush With Teeth
star
8.97
61 votes

#1 - A Brush With Teeth

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/20/2008

Sid wonders if you really do have to brush your teeth every single day? At school, Sid discovers that our mouths are filled with different kinds of teeth that do lots of different jobs—like chewing our food! So it’s really important to keep our teeth healthy by brushing them every day! (Health/Dental Hygiene)

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The Tree House
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8.75
4 votes

#2 - The Tree House

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/12/2009

Sid learns about pulleys while pondering how to move a box of toys to his tree house.

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Home Tweet Home
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8.75
4 votes

#3 - Home Tweet Home

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 2/17/2009

Sid wonders why there aren't any birds living in the birdhouse he built with his Dad? Sid and his friends discover that lots of animals build and live in their own homes, like beehives, anthills, and bird nests!

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I Want Cake
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8.50
6 votes

#4 - I Want Cake

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/21/2008

Sid declares that he shall only eat Birthday cake for every meal! Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. Then they explore and learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food. (Health/Nutrition)

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The Dirt on Dirt
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8.33
3 votes

#5 - The Dirt on Dirt

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 2/18/2009

Although dirt helps things grow, it is also filled with tiny rocks, pieces of leaves, bugs and worms.

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Sid's Amazing Invention
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8.20
5 votes

#6 - Sid's Amazing Invention

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/11/2009

Sid believes that he has discovered a new invention to put toys away! Sid learns his invention is actually a simple machine called a lever, which is not only useful for launching toys, but can also help lift up really heavy things.

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Enough With the Seashells
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8.00
9 votes

#7 - Enough With the Seashells

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/3/2008

Sid brings home an estimation jar from school, filled to the top with seashells. He’s determined to guess how many there are, but he has a problem…there are too many shells to count! At school, Sid and his friends learn a new strategy for making their best guess -- estimation! Now Sid can estimate just about anything -- shells, toys, leaves and stars in the sky! (Tools & Measurement/Estimation)

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Sid's Holiday Adventure
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8.00
2 votes

#8 - Sid's Holiday Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 9/16/2009

Sid loves celebrating the winter holidays where he lives, because it's always sunny and warm. But this year, Sid and his family are visiting relatives where it's chilly and cold. Sid wonders why it can't be warm everywhere? At school, Sid discovers that temperatures are different all over the world!

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Sid the Weatherman
star
8.00
2 votes

#9 - Sid the Weatherman

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired 9/18/2009

Sid wants to be a weatherman so he can decide what the weather will be every day. Sid and friends investigate weather and learn that weathermen don't control the weather, but they do have to know all about rain, sun, wind, and hot and cold temperatures!

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Hello Doggie
star
7.80
5 votes

#10 - Hello Doggie

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 2/16/2009

When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking! The episode features the introduction of Philbert, a dog adopted by Sid's Grandma.

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Climb, Ignatz, Climb
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7.75
4 votes

#11 - Climb, Ignatz, Climb

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 2/13/2009

Sid pretends that his stuffed animal panda is going on an adventure to the top of the playground slide. Sid and his friends make a plan and use simple machines like wheels, inclined planes, levers and pulleys to get the panda all the way to the top of the slide!

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Save The Stump!
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7.67
3 votes

#12 - Save The Stump!

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/21/2011

Sid is super excited because his Dad is clearing out space in the yard for a basketball court! While Sid and Dad are surveying the land, Sid notices a big stump teeming with little creatures! During a special field trip to The Science Center, Sid and his friends discover that there are animal habitats all around us, even in old stumps, and if one habitat is destroyed, all of the other habitats and animals are affected.

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The Whale Episode
star
7.60
10 votes

#13 - The Whale Episode

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/4/2008

Sid is troubled…he wants to know how to measure a giant blue whale with his ruler. At school he learns a great new way to measure just about anything -- using the method of non-standard measurement! Sid learns how to accurately measure things with shoes, blocks, and even people! (Tools & Measurement/Measurement)

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My Shrinking Shoes
star
7.50
6 votes

#14 - My Shrinking Shoes

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/9/2008

When Sid’s shoes don’t fit, he declares that his shoes must be shrinking. Sid and his friends discover that it’s hard to see things growing, because growing happens slowly over time. It turns out Sid’s shoes weren’t shrinking -- he was growing! (Transformation & Change/Growth)

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Too Much Noise!
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7.50
2 votes

#15 - Too Much Noise!

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/25/2008

Sid notices that when he covers his ears with his hands, everything sounds quieter. Maybe he has super powers! Sid explores his sense of hearing, and discovers that sounds travel through the air and into our ears. So it turns out Sid doesn’t have super powers, he was just blocking sound waves from entering his ears! (Senses/Hearing)

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The Rolie Polie
star
7.43
14 votes

#16 - The Rolie Polie

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/2/2008

Sid loves his little rolie polie bugs, but they’re so little he can’t figure out how they move. At school, he discovers an amazing science tool: the magnifying glass! Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles and rolie polie legs! (Tools & Measurement/Observation)

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The Itchy Tag
star
7.38
8 votes

#17 - The Itchy Tag

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/22/2008

Sid notices that the tag in his shirt is really itchy, and he wonders why it isn’t soft like the rest of his shirt. At school, Sid and his friends explore and learn about the different textures around them: smooth, soft, bumpy and itchy…like his shirt tag! (Senses/Texture)

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Special Sunny Dad Day
star
7.33
3 votes

#18 - Special Sunny Dad Day

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired 5/4/2009

Sid is excited to play soccer with his Dad outside--but he's not excited to lather up in sunblock, because it takes way too long to put on! At school, Sid and his friends discover that sunblock is a great way to protect your skin from the sun. And they also learn about the amazing ways the sun helps the Earth.

Don't Forget the Leaves
star
7.25
4 votes

#19 - Don't Forget the Leaves

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 2/19/2009

Leaves are food for animals, they provide shade and they make nutrients that help flowers and trees grow.

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Super Science Tools
star
7.15
33 votes

#20 - Super Science Tools

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/5/2008

Sid has quite a collection of science tools in his room: a ruler, an estimation jar, a chart and a magnifying glass. They’re all perfect tools for investigating and exploring the world, but Sid can’t figure out which one is his favorite! His friends help him discover that each science tool is amazing in its own special way. (Tools & Measurement/Tools & Measurement Review)

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My Mushy Banana
star
7.15
41 votes

#21 - My Mushy Banana

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/8/2008

Sid wants to know why his beloved yellow banana has turned brown and mushy. After exploring how fruits and vegetables slowly change, Sid learns that it’s natural for his banana to ripen and turn brown and mushy. Over time, fruits and vegetables decay! (Transformation & Change/Decay)

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The Sticker Chart
star
7.11
79 votes

#22 - The Sticker Chart

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/2008

If Sid doesn’t fill up his chore chart with stickers, he’ll never get a new Turbo-Mega-Rocket ship toy. So, Sid wonders, who needs charts anyway? After a day of investigating, Sid learns that charts are great science tools that help you compare and contrast all kinds of cool stuff like snacks, pets and even chores! (Tools & Measurement/Documentation)

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My Ice Pops!
star
7.11
65 votes

#23 - My Ice Pops!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/10/2008

Sid wakes up and discovers that his ice pops melted! This sticky situation leads him to ask,” Why do things have to melt?” After investigating at school, Sid learns that if liquids don’t stay in a really cold place, they slowly melt over time. He also discovers that liquids can freeze into solid ice and then melt right back into liquid. (Transformation & Change/Change Caused by Cold)

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Grandma's Glasses
star
7.08
64 votes

#24 - Grandma's Glasses

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/24/2008

Sid tries on Grandma’s glasses, but they make everything look blurry. Sid explores his sense of vision, and discovers that even though Grandma’s glasses make things look blurry to him, they make things look clear to her. (Senses/Sight)

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The Broken Wheel
star
7.03
32 votes

#25 - The Broken Wheel

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/9/2009

When a wheel falls off Sid's favorite toy truck, he tapes it back on. But now the wheel won't spin, and Sid wonders how exactly wheels work? At school, Sid explores how wheels are simple machines that help move all kinds of things like cars, trains, tricycles, and even toy trucks!

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