Sid The Science Kid is set to return with 5 more episodes that aim to help children learn the basics of engineering and technology, but this time, Sid will feature technology that is Girl-friendly, and will be bringing a few of his friends to help. The 5 new episodes of Sid the Science Kid is scheduled to air on December 5th at PBS Kids!, and the first episode will feature Emmy Award-winning actress America Ferrera as the voice of marine biologist Dr. Rosalind Cordova.
The new season’s goal is to help encourage young girls into taking an active interest in science and technology, with first story arc focusing on Sid and friends visiting the Science Center, where they are treated to a fun history refresher about real world scientists, and this is where Gabriela’s mom is introduced – Dr. Rosalinda Cordova.
Here’s the synopsis for the first episode, directly from PBS Kids!:
“I Want to be a Scientist!” Premieres Monday, Dec. 5. In his backyard, Sid is intently observing squirrels and really wants to know why they make funny squeaking sounds. It makes him wonder, “What kind of scientist investigates animals?” Fortunately for Sid, today his class is going on a field trip to the Science Center, where a special guest greets them—it’s Gabriela’s Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova (Ferrera). She is a marine biologist, and tells the kids about her exciting job SCUBA diving with whales. Completely enthralled, Sid wants to know if scientists investigate other kinds of animals, too. Dr. Cordova uses a video connection so we can meet a real wildlife biologist studying pandas at the San Diego Zoo. This leads the rest of the kids to ask about science fields they’re interested in. We meet a robotic engineer working on a 20-foot tall robot at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a chemist investigating stretchy ice cream in a kitchen lab, and a marine biologist at The Scripps Institute helping to keep oceans healthy.