Sid the Science Kid -- the tyke who wants to know everything about everything -- is back and ready with more questions.
In the latest DVD from The Jim Henson Company and PBS Kids, "Sid the Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid" tackles such subjects as why sunscreen is important and how it works, as well as where rain comes from.
Considering Los Angeles has had its share of June gloomy mornings (and it's only the first week of the month) in addition to sunny afternoons, this has been a great opportunity to talk to CC about weather.
In the DVD's first episode, "Sid's Rainy Day Play Date," Sid makes plans with friend Gabriella to have a treehouse play date but is disappointed when rain clouds appear overhead. He wonders if the rain knew he wanted to play outside. While at school, the kids learn how rain clouds form.
"What are clouds made of?" I asked CC.
"Rain water!" she yelled out.
Yay! That's just about right -- it's water vapor -- and I'm glad she gets the idea.
In "Sid's Special Sunny Dad's Day" episode, he learns why sunscreen is so important, and the kids conduct an outdoor experiment using construction paper and sunscreen -- something CC wants to try on her own.
The DVD ($12.99) boasts four episodes plus bonus material.
I'm giving away 1 copy of "Sid the Science Kid: Weather Kid Sid," courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.
Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite type of weather (sunny, rainy, snowy, etc.), and I'll announce the winner Friday, June 11. If you "like" my L.A. Story Facebook fan page, I'll throw your name in twice.