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Sid the Science Kid

Updated on February 25, 2010

All About Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid is a computer-animated show by Jim Henson Productions that debuted on PBS Kids on September 1, 2008. (Here's some Sid trivia: Sid was originally going to be called Josh, and "What's the Big Idea?" was the working title for the show.) The show focuses on Sid and his preschool friends, Gabriela, Gerald, and May, as they explore science-themed topics with their teacher, Miss Susie.

Each day, Sid finds himself with a question about the world around him. He explores the answers throughout the day with the help of his family, friends, and teacher. Topics include things like senses, health, and weather. The focus is on scientific methods and themes, with lots of jokes, songs, and fun along the way.

Keep reading to learn more about the characters and voices on Sid the Science Kid and to find out where to buy Sid the Science Kid merchandise.

Sid the Science Kid T-Shirts
Sid the Science Kid T-Shirts

Sid the Science Kid Characters

Meet Sid and his friends and family

  • Sid: Sid is a funny, inquisitive preschooler who asks lots of questions. Sid carries a toy microphone as he sings, dances, and jokes with his friends and family.
  • Gabriela: Sid's best friend, Gabriela wears a pink tutu over a pair of jeans and aspires to be a "rock star scientist."
  • May: May is sweet and super-smart in her striped tights and pink glasses.
  • Gerald: Redheaded Gerald is the comedian of the group. Or at least he thinks he is.
  • Miss Susie: The kids' preschool teacher, Miss Susie leads the group in experiments and explains the science behind Sid's questions. Susie ends each school day with a fun and educational song.
  • Sid's Mom & Dad: Sid's mom Alice runs her own web design company and leads the family in encouraging Sid's exploration. Dad Mort gets down and dirty to play and explore with Sid.
  • Baby Zeke: Sid's 10-month-old brother is a typical baby who loves to make noise and get messy.
  • Grandma: Sid's beloved Grandma picks Sid up from school, when they share a song and Sid talks about his day.

Sid the Science Kid Theme Song - "Is this thing on?"

Watch a video clip of the theme song from "Sid the Science Kid."

Watch a Sid the Science Kid Clip - The Magnification Investigation from "The Rolie Polie"

Check out this clip from Sid the Science Kid called "The Magnification Investigation." In this scene, Miss Susie teaches Sid and his friends how to use a magnifying glass to explore small objects.

"I'm Looking for My Friends" - Song clip from Sid the Science Kid

Each day, Sid arrives at school with this fun song as he greets his friends.

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Sid the Science Kid Toys
Sid the Science Kid Toys

Sid the Science Kid Voices

Find out who does the voice of your favorite character!

  • SID
    Drew Massey, Misty Rosas
  • GABRIELA
    Alice Dinnean Vernon, John Munro Cameron
  • MAY
    Julianne Buescher, Dana Michael Woods
  • GERALD
    Victor Yerrid, Alon Williams
  • SUSIE
    Donna Kimball, Sonya Leslie
  • DAD
    Victor Yerrid, John Munro Cameron
  • MOM
    Alice Dinnean Vernon, Sonya Leslie
  • GRANDMA
    Julianne Buescher, Dana Michael Woods
  • ZEKE
    Donna Kimball, Alon Williams

Sid the Science Kid DVDs
Sid the Science Kid DVDs

Sid the Science Kid Games & Activities

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    • Brandi Bush profile image

      Brandi 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      We love Sid the Science Kid in our house! We homeschool and I think it is an excellent resource for learning! :)

    • Mishael A Witty profile image

      Mishael A Witty 

      7 years ago

      My 2-year-old loves Sid, and (I have to admit) I do, too!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      We think this show is awesome and we dance around the house with our grandaughter Hyla singing "Looking for my Friends!"

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      julieannbrady 

      8 years ago

      I think an excellent show for Sid the Science Kid would be to roast brussels sprouts ... and then talk about the science of the "smell" ... you know! Booyah!!!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Gabriela's voice sounds just like the actress/comedian Kristen Schaal's (aka Mel from Flight of the Conchords). I was surprised to see that that wasn't her voice! Her voice sounds like that naturally!

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