Sid the Science Kid is a half-hour PBS Kids series that debuted on September 1, 2008. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, California using the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. The show is produced by motion capture which allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time.

The show stars Sid, an inquisitive youngster who wants to gain infinite knowledge. Each episode begins with Sid waking up and discovering something new. After asking his parents about it at breakfast, he goes to school and tells his friends about it. They go to class and their teacher Susie tells them all about it in detail. When he gets home, he tells his parents all about what he learned at dinner, and then has a "Super-Duper-Ooper-Shmooper Big Idea" about a new invention before he goes to bed ending the episode. Each episode is one part of a concept taught throughout a week of shows.

Sides friends are the polite May, the hyperactive Gerald, and the sensible Gabriella. A recurring segment in every episode, Good Laughternoon, features the group telling jokes.