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[[caption-width-right:350:They're kind of like Muppets, but without the hand inside 'em. (L-R: May, Gerald, Gabriela, Sid)]]
''Sid the Science Kid'' is a CGI children's show produced by The Jim Henson Company. The show follows young Sid and his friends, May, Gerald, and Gabriela, along with their teacher, Teacher Susie. Sid is a budding scientist who regularly asks why things happen, what causes what, and also sings songs about it.

The show debuted in September, 2008. It has not made new material since 2013, but the show is now on Creator/{{Sprout}} and DVD releases are still easily found in stores.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ABoyAndHisX: When Sid's grandmother gets a dog, Sid begins to wonder if they can talk.
* AllCGICartoon: Using the Henson Company's proprietary digital puppetry system.
* AnimalMotifs: For starters, Sid's pajamas are covered in bees.
* BecauseISaidSo: Averted.
* BlindWithoutEm: May, [[InformedFlaw apparently]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Sid greets the viewers as "fellow scientists," but none of the other characters seem to recognize the presence of an audience.
* CampingEpisode: Sid, Gerald, and Mort camp out in the backyard in "Sid's Backyard Campout."
* ClassTrip: In later episodes, the class goes to a science museum to learn about their topic.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The kids' science journals.
* ConstantlyCurious & CuriousAsAMonkey: Sid both asks a lot of questions and does experiments to get to the bottom of things. Those are, after all, things that a good scientist does. Still, he could give the [[Literature/CuriousGeorge original]] TropeNamer for the latter a run for his money.
* CoolOldLady: Sid's grandmother.
* CoolTeacher: Susie
* CrazyEnoughToWork
* DynamicEntry: Gerald is always the last to enter the classroom, and he's usually doing something related to the plot on the way in.
* EdutainmentShow
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess Sid's favorite subject!
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: When any of the kids is shown leisurely pedaling around the playground on a tricycle, the kid is never without a helmet.
* FieryRedhead: Gerald.
* FirstNameBasis: Sid and his classmates call their teacher by her first name, but do at least address her as "Teacher Susie." Also, somewhat unusually for a show of this type, Sid's parents, Alice and Mort, address each other by first name when talking to each other.
* GenderEqualEnsemble: In Sid's class, there are 2 boys (Sid and Gerald) and 2 girls (Gabriela and May).
* GirlishPigtails: Gabriela wears her hair like this.
* [[GoodParents Good,]] {{Open Minded Parent}}s
* HalloweenEpisode: Each child is told of their costume's practical applications.
** BatOutOfHell: Sid
** DemBones: Gerald
** GiantSpider: Gabriela.
** {{Meganekko}}: May.
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: In "The Whale Episode," the buzz-phrase of the day was "nonstandard measurement." It all got started because Sid wanted to know how someone could measure the length of a blue whale. Teacher Susie taught the kids about the idea of "nonstandard measurement" and also that there were certain rules - like that they could use objects lying around to measure things or even themselves, but the units all had to be the same within a particular measurement. Gerald had the idea that they could use ''him'' to measure things and they found out that their classroom was "14 Geralds" long.
* ImagineSpot: Sid and his classmates are five years old. [[JustifiedTrope They can be given a pass]].
* IsThisThingOn: Prior to the opening theme, Sid starts the show by tapping his microphone and asking "Hey, is thing on?"
* ItsAlwaysSpring: Lampshaded in the ChristmasEpisode; Sid is about to visit a relative in Minnesota, and wonders why it's never cold and snowy where ''he'' lives.
* KindheartedCatLover: May.
* LimitedWardrobe: Only subverted when Sid goes to bed, [[DoubleSubverted but then it's the same pajamas every night]]. Other than that, he's seen wearing the same clothing every episode, as well as the rest of the cast. He does end up wearing his brown dress shoes in "My Shrinking Shoes" because he's grown too big for his old pair of shoes, but at the end of the episode, his mother brings him home a pair that looks exactly the same, but is one size up.
* TheMovie: Released on TV in 2013, ''Sid the Science Kid: The Movie'' followed Sid and Gabriela as they toured a theme park-like science museum as their prize for winning a science fair contest. The movie also featured robot tour guides (one of whom malfunctions, leading to mildly dire consequences and numerous problem-solving opportunities) and ChristopherLloyd as an [[TypeCasting eccentric inventor]].
* {{Muppet}}: Technically, this is a Muppet production. (The phrase "Muppet" was sold to Creator/{{Disney}} before the series began.) The performers are voice actors in motion capture suits. The process is referred to as "digital puppetry."
* NoAntagonist
* OnlyOneName: It's obvious that Sid, Alice, Mort, and Zeke are a family, but there's no last name given. Teacher Susie is commonly referred to as Susie.
* PluckyComicRelief: Gerald.
* PlutoIsExpendable: When the show covers the planets. It simply isn't mentioned - Teacher Susie simply teaches the kids about the eight planets, the four terrestrial planets and the four outer planets.
* PunnyName: Go ahead, guess.
* ScienceHero: Sid is a kindergarten version.
* ShoutOut: In "Sid's Amazing Lungs," when Gerald pretends to a baby, he looks directly at the camera and says "I'm a baby, gotta love me" with the same tone and style as Baby Sinclair from ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''. ''Dinosaurs'' was an early 90s ABC comedy done in part by Jim Henson Productions, and this also counts as a ParentalBonus, since most of today's children would be entirely unfamiliar with the series.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Gabriela wears these.
* StockFootage
* StrictlyFormula: Sid proposes a hypothesis, has breakfast, and asks his mom or dad about his hypothesis. Then, Sid goes off to school. After that, he interviews his friends before school starts. Rug Time is where Sid tells his friends and teacher about his question before they run off to get their science notebooks and the actual learning takes place. During the Super Fab Lab, they conduct an experiment based on the question posed at the beginning. Next is playtime, where they either play Pretend (in which Gabriela is usually the mom), Good Laughternoon (a joke segment), or just having fun around on the playground. Finally, Teacher Susie sings [[EarWorm an often catchy song]] about the topic and Sid goes home. At the end of the episode, Sid tells us his Super-Duper-Ooper-Schmooper Big Idea! and he's off to bed, ready to do it all again the next day.
** Almost every episode (except for specials) is part of a week-long unit related to a topic. Each Friday, Sid's class has a science lab session outside, and [[RecapEpisode everyone reviews what they learned]].
* TitleThemeTune: "I'm Sid, the Science Kid!"
** ExpositoryThemeTune
* TwoferTokenMinority: Alice (mom) is black. Mort (dad) is Jewish. That makes Sid and Zeke both.
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Getting a Shot: You Can Do It!" This episode is available for free, and is posted on YouTube as a public service.
* WhenIWasYourAge: Sid's Grandma always tells Sid a story about her as a young girl with the topic that Sid learned about in school that day.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Sid, Alice, May, and Teacher Susie.
* YouthfulFreckles: Gerald has these.
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