Cyberchase Is Back on PBS with New Episodes
Adventure, mystery, environmental science and math join forces this Monday, Nov. 4, when all-new episodes of Cyberchase, the Emmy Award winning series produced by Thirteen, begin airing on PBS stations in the U.S.
In the spirit of Cyberchase’s math-is-everywhere mission, the new episodes will also be available online and on the go with the free PBS KIDS Video App.
Tapping into children’s love of nature and concern for protecting the Earth, the new episodes send the CyberSquad and their bird pal Digit (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) on epic eco-adventures to tackle timely issues.
Along the way, they must stop the dastardly villain Hacker (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) and his henchbots from taking over the cyberworld.
The season’s content will address STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics including keystone species, solar power, habitats, waste reduction, bar graphs, area and more.
Executive Producer Sandra Sheppard says the series is more relevant than ever. “Through nine seasons of Cyberchase we’ve developed broadcast and digital content demonstrating the power of math to solve life’s everyday problems. This season, we focus on kids’ love of nature and adventure and use math as a tool to solve problems in our environment.”
New digital content from Cyberchase is on the way too. For teachers, Cyberchase will make lesson plans and video clips available for free download through PBS LearningMedia, PBS’ digital media service for K-12 classrooms.
Fall Cyberchase premieres include
“An Urchin Matter” – Monday, November 4
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?
Topics: Keystone Species; Bar Graphs
“Going Solar” –Tuesday, November 5
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.
Topics: Solar Power; Area
“Trash Creep” – Wednesday, November 6
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.
Topics: Trash; Fractions
Cyberchase airs daily, Monday-Friday, at 4:30PM, on Thirteen in New York. Parents can check listings for their local PBS station for broadcast times in their area and can also stream episodes for free anytime using the PBS KIDS Video Player or on the Cyberchase website.
Cyberchase is produced by Thirteen Productions LLC in association with WNET and Title Entertainment. Executive producers are Sandra Sheppard, Thirteen’s Director of Children’s & Educational Media, and Ellen Doherty.
Funding for Cyberchase is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, The JPB Foundation and Ernst & Young LLP. Additional funding is provided by the Volckhausen Family.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Thirteen, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of Thirteen and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings arts, education and public affairs programming.
PBS KIDS, an educational media brand for kids, offers children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs.