Sesame Street
Science on Sesame Street
Air date April 10, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors H, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the Day Care Center, Gina, Baby Bear, Oscar the Grouch and some kids are conducting a sink-and-float experiment with popcorn, prunes, and whipped cream.
Cartoon Dr. Nancy Einstein learns about ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2582)
Film Wegman's dogs cook popcorn in three different ways.
(First: Episode 3726)
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
Cartoon A white boy hangs out with his Latino friend.
(First: Episode 1471)
Muppets Biff tries to help Roxie Marie with her geography homework, but she knows more about the continents than he does. Roxy Marie wants to go to South America because there are more species of bugs there than anywhere else on earth.
(First: Episode 3375)
Film / Animation Hs are found on the street.
(First: Episode 3368)
Animation H / h (space paint)
(First: Episode 3218)
Film Planting Letters: H
(First: Episode 3016)
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
Muppets / Celebrity At the park, Big Bird and Elmo meet science extraordinaire Bill Nye, where he explains to them how see-saws work. He then demonstrates the concept of "light" and "heavy" by balancing Big Bird, Elmo, and the kids on the nearby see-saw. After his demonstration, Snuffy wanders by and wants to try the experiment.
Animation Luxo Jr.: Heavy and light
(First: Episode 2860)
Song "See Like a Bird" (Seagull)
(First: Episode 3681)
Film The floating kids form an "H."
(First: Episode 3118)
Animation H in space (with astronauts)
(First: Episode 3697)
Muppets Worms in Space
The worms form the letter H.
Cartoon Alice Kadeezenberry learns how to throw a ball by watching others do it.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 3714)
Song "Count Me In"
(First: Episode 3738)
SCENE 2 Big Bird stops by Finders Keepers to hang out with Ruthie, when they're interrupted by Baby Bear and the kids. They show her the artwork they made today at Gina's day care. Big Bird, seeking attention, claims he also made some artwork, pointing to the Mona Lisa hanging on the wall. The kids are impressed, though a tad skeptical. Once they leave, Big Bird admits he made it all up, feeling left out of Ruthie's praise. She tells him she's proud of him anyway and is even more proud because he was able to open up his feelings to her.
Cartoon Lillian is proud because she climbed a mountain all by herself.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2749)
Film "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Samantha see what body parts she has 2 of.
(First: Episode 3559)
Song "2, 2, 2, Me and You"
(First: Episode 3690)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a pair of headphones.
(First: Episode 1628)
Cartoon A poem about dogs of different sizes, feelings, and colors.
Artist: Deanna Morse
(First: Episode 2924)
Film "DOG" - different kinds of dogs are shown, including a hot dog (which a dog eats).
(First: Episode 3326)
Insert Celina teaches Barkley how to dance.
(First: Episode 3444)
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator. (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Irish step dance
Part 1
(First: Episode 3626)
Film A girl dances a butterfly dance.
(First: Episode 3681)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: Irish step dance
Part 2
(First: Episode 3626)
Film At a bus stop, three men of different ethnicities (including Bill Irwin) dance to a hip hop beat played on a radio.
(First: Episode 2919)
Cartoon A woman displays a BUS STOP sign to a crowd.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Cartoon A lizard, a girl and a dog dance.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Dances With Wolves"
(First: Episode 3234)
Film Girls sing a jump-rope rhyme about naming a puppy.
(First: Episode 3279)
SCENE 3 Gina leads the kids outside Oscar's trash can to do some jump-roping. Oscar wishes they'd leave, but allows them to stay as long as the rhyme they recite is a Grouch one. Since they don't know any, he recites one as they jump rope. They enjoyed it so much, they want to stay, much to Oscar's dismay. Baby Bear announces the sponsors, as well as the progress of Slimey's trek back to Earth.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Bear gets excited when he sees his stuffed toy puppy, Ralph.

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