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Cyberchase

Episode 904 & 905: The Cyberchase Movie Part 1 & 2

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The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission.

For Real segment: Inspired by his friend Hudson, Harry adopts a dog from an animal shelter. But after his dog, Joe, tears up his furniture, Harry learns an important lesson about keeping pets (and himself) physically active.

Learning Goal
To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day.

Topics: Being Active; Data Representation/Tables

Perfectamundo isn’t so perfect anymore – the trash is out of control! A giant garbage heap threatens to break through the cybersite’s dome, and the CyberSquad must become garbologists to reduce the rubbish.

For Real segment: Harry devises a game called “Trash Dash” to show his campers the importance of sorting trash items that are recyclable, reusable, and compostable.

Learning Goals
1) To cut trash to a small fraction practice the three R’s – first Reduce, then Reuse, and finally Recycle. 2) Sometimes it’s not how much you need to know, but what fraction of a total it represents.

Topics: Trash; Fractions

When the power mysteriously goes out at the new Radopolis skate park, the CyberSquad and Digit must find a way to turn it back on before a nighttime skateboarding extravaganza.

For Real segment: Alicia, one of Harry’s coworkers, is passionate about solar power, and she has come up with a game called “Power Up!” to teach their campers about it.

Learning Goals
1) The amount of solar power you can collect is proportional to the surface area of the solar panels you’re using. 2) To determine how much solar power you can get from a given space, calculate its area and use that to determine how many solar panels it can hold.

Topics: Solar Power; Area

Radsters are an active bunch, but they have a big problem: water bottles. Way Cool Arena has been turned into a bottle dump, and the beloved skate park is next! The kids and Slider must find a way to get rid of the heaps of empties and reduce future waste while making sure Radsters stay healthy.

For Real segment: While visiting his friend at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Harry learns about sustainability, like recycling fabrics in clothes to reducing plastic waste by using reusable water bottles.

Learning Goal
Drinking water regularly is essential, but how you drink it is also important. Make choices that are healthy for both your body and the environment.

Topics: Water; Sampling, Multiplication

Kids in glamorous Gollywood have no safe place to play. They discover an empty lot that can be converted to a park, but Hacker wants the lot for his new Gollywood Tower. When the CyberSquad learns Hacker is planning to use the tower to corrupt Motherboard’s hard drive, they go up against him at a city council hearing.

For Real segment: Bianca runs into a Harry at her childhood park. Along with others in the community, they brainstorm ways the park can be improved, and tally up the total votes. The winning idea will get pitched to municipal leaders in the future.

Learning Goal
Communities need to provide safe, inviting outdoor spaces where kids can play and be physically active.

Topics: Built Environments; Data Collection and Representation/Surveys, Tally Marks

The citizens of Factoria are back to work, but the benefactor of their factory is Hacker, and he serves the employees unhealthy meals from vending machines. To get the Factorians out of Hacker’s clutches, the CyberSquad must show them how to grow their own food.

For Real segment: Harry and Bianca volunteer at a farm that raises organic livestock and grows healthy foods. They learn about proper gardening, and the benefits of eating seed-to-table.

Learning Goal
Delicious, healthful vegetables don’t just come from the store. They grow from seeds – and you can grow (and eat) them yourself!

Topics: Seed to Table; Area

The CyberSquad discovers a popular new restaurant in Castleblanca is serving unhealthy food and Hacker is behind it all. To get Hacker to stop making his unhealthy food, Digit challenges him to a cook-off.

For Real segment: While spending an afternoon with Mekhi, Harry’s attempt to make mac ‘n cheese for lunch turns into a burnt disaster.

Learning Goal
Eat a balanced mix of food at meal times to keep your body healthy.

Topics: Healthy Meals; Data Representation/Pie Charts

The CyberSquad and their new friend Scanner embark on a quest to build a new Encryptor Chip for Motherboard and cure her virus. With Hacker in hot pursuit, the kids must run, ski, canoe and climb their way to the end of the mission.

For Real segment: Inspired by his friend Hudson, Harry adopts a dog from an animal shelter. But after his dog, Joe, tears up his furniture, Harry learns an important lesson about keeping pets (and himself) physically active.

Learning Goal
To have fun and be healthy, get up and moving for sixty minutes each day.

Topics: Being Active; Data Representation/Tables

There’s a mega mystery in Megabays – the once-healthy kelp in Big Bay is washing ashore. Is it nature at work, or is something – or someone – causing the underwater kelp forest’s collapse?

For Real segment: Harry leads his campers in a game of “Chomp, Nibble, Grow, Grow, Grow” to demonstrate how otters, urchins, and kelp exist together and depend on one another to maintain a healthy, balanced ecosystem.

Learning Goals

1) Keystone species are those that, although small in numbers, play a large role in maintaining the balance between predators and prey in an ecosystem. 2) When you represent data with a bar graph, it is easy to compare their values at a glance in order to see patterns and draw conclusions.

Topics: Keystone Species; Bar Graphs

To embarrass Hacker, Ledge sets out to find the key to cure Motherboard, and Hacker is forced to team up with the kids and use ‘shadow math’ in Groundhoggia to unravel clues to stop him.

For Real segment: Harry and Harley find a wad of cash on the sidewalk and use some photos they took, plus shadow math, to figure out the rightful owner and return the money.

Learning Goals

When your child knows the height of an object, she can use the length of its shadow to figure out the height of something else – even if it is too tall to measure directly.

Topics: Pre-Algebra, Measurement, Measuring Shadows to Find Height


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Additional funding provided by the Volckhausen Family

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