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Bob the Builder

Grade Levels: Pre K - 2
Core Subject(s): Preschool Core, K - 2 Core
Website: http://www.bobthebuilder.com
Next Airing: Sat, Jul 28th, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD

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Aimed at pre-schoolers, this series follows the adventures of Bob and his machines: Scoop the leader/digger, Muck the digger/dumper, Dizzy the cement mixer, Lofty the crane and Roley the steamroller. Bob's business partner Wendy and Pilchard the cat all help out in the builder's yard. Other characters include Farmer Pickles, his tractor Travis and the naughty scarecrow Spud -- who is always up to mischief.

Episodes:

  • It All Falls Down

    A Present for Bob: Bob and the team are building the Spring City Christmas Display in the city center's plaza. Full of Christmas cheer, Lofty sparks an idea when he notices that Bob's home isn't decorated for the holiday. Lofty brings Bob's present to the site, but becomes occupied when given tasks to do. He sets the present down under the display's tree and, when he tries to retrieve it later, the tree crashes into the rest of the Christmas scene. Lofty covers the broken display by redesigning it with a snowflake theme, attracting enthusiastic town-folk to experience the Christmas season. He lifts Bob's present, a star, and places it atop the tree. Learning Goals: To describe the order of an activity using "first," "then," and "next. " To use creative problem solving ways to fix a situation. To observe holiday traditions. To express friendship and caring. Never Give Up: Bob and the team are building a 100 meter zip-line for sports guru, Skye Sampson. When Leo is put in charge of finishing the launch platform and fixing the zip-line, his mistakes prompt him to question if he should be a builder. Scoop and Lofty attempt to ease Leo's concerns but, instead, accidentally demolish the platform. Bob reassures Leo that it takes study and practice to be a good builder. Together they form an alternative plan for a longer and more thrilling zip-line. Learning Goals: To observe teamwork and team building. To learn about expressing empathy.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 28th, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Competition Time

    Battle of the Boards: Bob and the team are building a skate park for the Spring City Rockets, as they plan to enter an online video competition for action sports. After Leo fibs about his masterful skateboarding abilities, he and Dizzy compete for the extra spot on the Rockets' team. An inexperienced Leo almost collides with the Machines and prompts Two-Tonne to back into the bowl and deposit a torrent of cement into the skate park. The team rallies together and sculpts the cement into a new jump. Dizzy's talent earns her a place in the Rockets' video and they win the online competition. Learning Goals: To observe motion, pushing the skate board, and gravitational pull. To see that learning most new things takes practice. To see the value of telling the truth and not exaggerating. Bob and the Masked Biker: Skye Sampson is hosting a beach motocross race and has appointed Bob and the team to build the course. But not only is Bob creating the course, he plans to race on it, too. The Machines get wrapped into the hype surrounding the race and are determined to hold one of their own. Using the finished course, they hold an unofficial race that ultimately destroys the site. The team pulls together, works through the night, and the course is ready the next morning. Bob competes in the race and finishes second place to a mysterious masked biker-Wendy! Learning Goals: To show that machines need to be maintained for optimal performance. To take responsibility and fix mistakes whenever possible. To observe competition highlighting fairness and good sportsmanship.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 4th, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Rain Or Shine

    Stormy Weather: Fixham Beach is hosting a sand sculpture competition. When Mayor Madison loses her ring, the partially-built sand creations are demolished in the search. Without trace of the ring, the team rebuild their sculptures. However, they notice a storm approaching. The Machines cover the sand sculptures with a tarpaulin while the teams take shelter in Chef Tattie's restaurant. The storm passes, the sand castles are saved, and Leo finds Mayor Madison's ring in the beach's stand pipe. Curtis and Leo win the sand sculpture competition and Bob is forced to admit that he can't build everything, particularly sandcastles. Learning Goals: To demonstrate the value of using basic observational skills. To explore a variety of ways to find lost or hidden objects. To show everyone can design and build. Wind and Shine: The Spring City Sea Life Center will be powered by renewable energy and Bob and the team are building wind farm on the site to make it happen. Since Spring City will require more energy as it grows, Scoop 'plans ahead' and convinces Lofty to move the wind turbines closer together in order to fit more into the space. When tested, however, the team discovers that the wind turbines were placed too close-the blades clash and cannot be repaired. The team installs solar panels, along with the remaining wind turbines, to combine solar power and wind power for an energy-saving solution. Learning Goals: To learn what renewable energy is. To understand following a plan can be important to the success of the project.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 11th, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Putting on a Show

    Dizzy's Pirates: Bob and the team are renovating the hilltop theatre, where Mr. Bentley is directing rehearsal for his latest masterpiece, "A Pocketful of Pirates". When Dizzy shows theatrical flair, Mr. Bentley allows her to assistant direct the rehearsal while he runs an errand. Excited but distracted, Dizzy cannot fully focus on either the build or the play. Her mix-ups create havoc, but Bob has a solution. The team builds an elevated wooden track over the spilt cement so that the audience members can get to their seats. The theatre is performance-ready and Bob ends up performing, too, doing a "spectacul-ARRRRRR" job! Learning Goals: To see what an engineer does by making old things better or like new. To see why it is best to ask a question if one is unsure of the correct selection. To promote good listening skills. Spring City TV: Bob and the team are installing a satellite dish for the Spring City News Headquarters. On the build, however, Leo is distracted by the new fishing game on his cell phone. He doesn't secure the dish to Lofty's hook well enough and it crashes to the ground, causes havoc, and finally rolls into the river. Using his real-world fishing skills, Leo hooks the dish out of the water. The project is completed and the six o'clock news bulletin is broadcast on schedule, featuring coverage of the Spring City Rockets' dance show. Learning Goals: To observe the basics on how satellite dishes work. To explore the need to focus on work to be done. To take responsibility for one's actions.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 18th, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Playtime

    Muck and the Elephant: Saffi has won a statue design competition and Bob and the team are turning her design into a water fountain for the shopping mall. Muck is chosen to deliver the statue and, in his excitement, accidently knocks the elephant statue into the wall and scrapes off its paint. In an effort to hide the statue, Muck damages it further and realizes that he must own up to his mistakes. Bob and the team work quickly to fix the statue and Muck returns to the site with a special find-Mr. Trunkers, Saffi's lost toy the statue is modelled after. Learning Goals: To show everyone can design. To show the benefit of taking responsibility for one's errors and actions as soon as they happen. The Spring City Clock :The Spring City Clock Competition has chosen its winner-the Spring City Rockets! Bob and the team are commissioned to build their design, but plans go awry when the construction date is on Recycling Day. In a rush, Leo gathers the wrong box to bring to the Recycling Center. When clock materials and Wendy's cell phone go missing, Leo and Wendy realize the mistake. Leo calls her phone and it rings from inside the Recycling Bay. They retrieve the box just in time to complete the clock. The clock's metal figures emerge to sound the bells and the Spring City Rockets are delighted--Wendy crafted the figures to resemble the four of them! Learning Goals: To demonstrate why paying attention, focusing, on the task is important. To use past experiences to problem solve.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 25th, 2018 at 7:30 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Old and New

    The Silver Shield: Bob and the team are at Fixham Castle, clearing a courtyard and restoring a bricked-up archway. When Scoop learns the story of The Legend of the Silver Shield, he becomes transfixed on finding the artifact, said to be buried in the surrounding are. As Scoop digs for treasure, he gets too close to the wall and causes it to become unstable. While team repairs the wall, Wendy notices that the statue of Sir Roger is pointing at something. The team excitedly ventures to the area and Scoop digs up a stunning find-the Silver Shield! Bob returns it to the statue and the pieces shine marvellously. Learning Goals: To explore past and present. To identify real and pretend. To recognize an architectural shape, the arch. City Beach: Bob and the team are creating a temporary city beach for Spring City's summer season. Mr. Bentley hopes win the 'Blue Ribbon', an award for the cleanest, safest beach. The Machines become anxious when they learn that the inspector could be disguised as anyone. In a panic, they cause a mess on the site. They desperately try to clean it, but as the real inspector approaches with Mr. Bentley, it appears they've run out of time. The Spring City Rockets swoop in and offer their help. Impressed with their community spirit, the inspector awards Spring City with the Blue Ribbon. Learning Goals: To promote team work and its advantages and rewards. To explore why keeping calm is a benefit. To look at one way to keep things tidy and neat.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 1st, 2018 at 5:00 AM on KUED-HD
    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Aim for the Stars

    Smallest Rocket: Mei Moon designed and built Stella, a small rocket that, if launched, will be the smallest rocket to have ever reached space. Bob and the team are building Stella's launch pad but obstacles soon arise when Lofty attempts to place the rocket on the launch pad too soon. Stella flops into the wet concrete and, in a panic, Lofty accidentally rips her parachute. The team springs into action and washes the rocket while Lofty is inspired to patch up the parachute with the Spring City Rockets' celebration banner. Stella launches successfully and returns back to Earth safely. She broke the record! Learning Goals: To learn about force and motion. To reinforce counting backwards from 10. To understand the value of patience. Star Attraction: Spring City is celebrating the local citizens who improve community life. To do so, Mayor Madison appoints Bob and the team to build an area to display the gold stars of the award recipients. Meanwhile, Mayor Madison is flurried with suggestions of who should receive the first gold star. Scoop tries to impress her in effort to win the award, but his antics accidentally cause a massive power outage. Bob springs into action to fix the problem and is chosen as the recipient of the City's first gold star. Learning Goals: To explore the contribution of individuals in a community. To contribute to and participate in a decision-making process.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • A Race Against Time

    Stranded: Bob and the team are repairing the Fixham Lighthouse after it was damaged in a storm. Lofty helps remove and replace the lamp and Scoops digs up the old power cable from the lighthouse to the shore. The lamp lights just before another storm arrives and, in Lofty's excitement, he accidentally yanks out the new cable and cuts the power. To finish the job, the Machines need the help of Wendy and Bob, who are stranded in the lighthouse. The Machines quickly assist Curtis in repairing his boat and they rescue Bob and Wendy before the storm becomes too rough. The cable is reattached and power to the lighthouse is restored. Learning Goals: To learn about storms and storm safety To explore the purpose of lighthouses. To understand how and when to ask for help. End of the Line; The train is almost ready to take to the tracks on Spring City's new monorail system! Bob and the team are completing one last station before the train's first journey. With Bob test-driving the route, Leo is left to direct the Machines and juggle three jobs at once. Disaster ensues on the site when the roof crashes into the track and bends it out of shape just as Bob is on his way to the station by train. Leo uses the signal box phone to call Bob, urging him to brake. Bob safely stops the train and the team work together to fix the track and finish the job in time for the train's first official journey. Learning Goals: To introduce the concept that technology can have good and bad consequences. To explore the use of magnets for motion. To recognize the importance of good communication skills.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • At The Movies!

    Lights! Camera! Leo!: Bob and the team are building the set and rocket for the movie, Space Robots 3. While the team is busy at work, Leo dreams of starring in the film and tries to capture the attention of the director. When the cameras start rolling the next morning, Leo appears on set, inside the rocket. His antics result in the damage of the set and beloved robot character, D11D. Though D11D cannot be mended in time, super-fan Saffi is able to fit inside the robot's casing to play the role. Learning Goals: To observe actions and decisions of characters in stories and their consequences. To use creative brainstorming to generate possible solutions to a problem. To understand the importance of honesty. Star Struck Muck: Spring City Studios is planning to produce a new Dash Lighting film and Bob and the team are commissioned to build the set! While the team is at work, Muck is so consumed with meeting his hero, Dash Lightning, that he is distracted from the job. After a montage of mistakes, the entire set falls apart. Together, the team rebuild the set and Muck sacrifices watching the film shoot to help hold up the scenery. The filming wraps and Muck is finally able to meet his hero. Learning Goals: To understand the importance of making plans. To understand the importance of safety at work and play. To take responsibility for one's actions.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Bob's Big Challenge

    MOVING HOUSE When Mayor Madison wants to save an old historic house that is dangerously close to a crumbling cliff, Bob and the team lift it onto Two-Tonne's flatbed to take it to a new site. Mr. Bentley accompanies the convoy and, being a keen bird watcher, he spots a nest of very rare eggs by the side of the road. To avoid disturbing it, Two-Tonne decides to take a different route through the city, but he misjudges the height of the bridge and the house gets stuck. Luckily Bob has a solution! He lets the air out of Two Tonne's tires so the vehicle becomes low enough to squeeze under the bridge and move to the new site. LEARNING GOALS: --To understand the value of teamwork. --To learn to ask for help. --To explore height. --To recognize the importance protecting animals and their nests. --To understand that tires are filled with air. CRANE PAIN The team is at the stadium construction site installing sections of concrete onto the steelwork. Lofty is excited to be working with Tiny and wants to impress him. Lofty doesn't admit to finding the concrete difficult to lift and he drops a section in front of the access way, trapping everybody inside the stadium. With some creative problem solving and collaboration, the team completes the job in time! LEARNING GOALS: --To learn to accept help. --To understand problem solving. --To understand that machines can lift heavy objects.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 6/11/2016 to 10/31/2018
  • Curtis' Big Day

    Car Wash Bob and the team are building an automatic car wash for Curtis's garage. In effort to ensure that the tarmac is completely flat, Roley keeps checking and re-checking, so much to a fault! During the second test run, Roley thinks he sees unflattened tarmac and rushes to fix it. Car wash chaos ensues and Bob and the team enact a quick repair. The car wash is finished just as Mayor Madison and Mr. Bentley arrive to use the new system. Windows open, Phillip hurries through, washing not only the outside of the car, but Mayor Madison and Mr. Bentley, too. Learning Goals: To recognize that systems have an order for operation. To recognize shapes and colors. To understand the importance of applying one's best efforts. Check Up Day: It's time for the Machines' Check Up Day! After a wash, the Machines are ready for Curtis the mechanic to examine them to ensure that they're working properly. However, Scoop notices that his orange emergency light is broken and worries about his inspection. He tries to hide but only becomes more disheveled. Bob finds Scoop and, with Wendy's help, they prepare him for his examination. Scoop and Lofty support each other through their check-ups and yield positive results. Learning Goals: To understand that systems have components or parts that work together to accomplish a goal. To understand the need to maintain systems. To recognize value of expressing fears, concerns and problems.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • New Attractions

    Scoop and Slide: Spring City enlisted the help of Bob and the team to build the new water park, Spring City Splash. Complete with a wave pool and splash zone, there's one thing left to build: the double dragon water slide. Thrilled to see the dragon slides, Scoop is unimpressed when he is assigned to build the support beams. After completing his tasks, Scoop is finally able to see the dragon slides. His shoddy work, however, causes the slides to crash to the ground. The team works through the night to fix the slides and finishes in time to celebrate JJ's birthday. Learning Goals: To explore how to measure and nonstandard measurement. To understand the value of patience. Spring City Wheel: Bob and the team are building The Spring City Wheel, a huge Ferris wheel in the Docklands' Regeneration Area. The project gets delayed, however, when Leo and Muck stay up all night playing new computer game, "Space Robots!" Bob, Wendy, Lofty, and Two-Tonne wait for Leo and Muck to bring the materials to attach the observation pods to the wheel but, unbeknownst to them, Leo and Muck had fallen asleep. They finally arrive, but not before The Spring City Rockets show up, waiting for their ride on the wheel. While the rest of the team assembles the Ferris wheel, Leo distracts The Spring City Rockets by showing them how to reach the top level of "Space Robots!" Learning Goals: To explore circular motion of a wheel and axle. To understand the importance of taking care of one's self, including getting enough sleep to perform optimally.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Some Thing Fishy

    Scoop's Pet Shark: Bob and the team are building a new aquarium for a baby tiger shark at the Sea Life Center. As Muck holds Stripy the Shark in a tank inside his tray and Scoop is inspired to take their new "pet" for a tour of the neighborhood. Muck's front bucket becomes lodged between two trees and Leo arrives at the scene to help pull Muck free. Bob finishes the tank and Stripy is lowered into her new home, wowing adoring spectators. Learning Goals: To learn about animals. To compare and contrast animals. To appreciate differences. To understand the importance of being kind and welcoming. Marathon Span: Bob, Wendy, Leo, Scoop, and Lofty are completing the second stage of a bridge over Spring City's River Coil, to be finished for Spring City's Quarter Marathon. They are building a spar and building out a bridge deck, which is held up by cables attached to the spar. In the midst of the day's work, Scoop catches a fish in his bucket and, panicking, causes Lofty to reverse suddenly. Lofty's back-end dangles off the edge of the partially constructed bridge and Bob reels Lofty in by using his own hook and winch. The bridge is finished in time and is officially opened by the unexpected marathon winner: Mr. Bentley. Learning Goals: To investigate how things are made. To explore animal habitats. To understand the importance of being helpful to others.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 11/7/2015 to 10/31/2018
  • Wendy Lights It Up

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 6/11/2016 to 10/31/2018

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