[Announcer] Coming up next on Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures Let’s go to my house and see what will float away on our balloons Kevin! He was right here [Maria] He must have floated away This is not good Does anyone know what to do if they see a fire? [Betsy] Look! A fire! What do we do? [babbling] ♪ A, B, C, and 1, 2, 3 ♪ ♪ It’s kindergarten time for you and me ♪ ♪ So climb aboard and take a seat ♪ ♪ For kindergarten fun with Betsy ♪ ♪ We’ll meet new friends ♪ ♪ Along the way ♪ ♪ And have adventures every day ♪ ♪ It’s Betsy’s ♪ ♪ Kindergarten Adventures ♪ [baby cooing] Hello, bus driver Bob Well, hello, Billy Wow You’re a giant, bus driver Bob A giant? Oh Ha ha ha That’s because you’re looking at me through your binoculars Ha ha ha hee hee! I know Aren’t my new binoculars cool? I can see really far away with them Uh-huh And everything near you looks really big, huh? Ha ha ha! Yeah [Betsy, narrating] I’ll never forget the day that my baby brother nearly floated away Wow! Ha ha ha ha! It all started with a lesson Mrs. O taught to the class How many of you have ever lost a helium balloon? I have! I have! [chattering] My dad bought me a balloon at the circus last year, and I accidentally let go of it [Mrs. O’Connor] And what happened, Betsy? It floated way up to the top of the tent Even the clown on stilts couldn’t reach it Do you know why your balloon floated away? Uh, not really We all know that a rock is more dense than air, right? Wait What’s dense? I was hoping you would ask that, Billy You see, everything is made up of little tiny pieces called molecules A rock has many more of these tiny pieces than the air does We call that density And a rock has a greater density than the air So the rock falls to the ground when you drop it A rock is also more dense than water, so if I drop this rock into water, it will sink to the bottom This rubber ball is filled with air, and air is less dense than water, so when I drop it in the water, it floats to the top Does everybody understand? What does this have to do with balloons? Well, if you fill a balloon with rocks, it will sink to the ground If you fill another balloon with air it will seem to float for a moment, but it won’t float away The balloon is just as dense as the air around it This tank is filled with helium Helium is a gas that is actually less dense than the air that surrounds us So if you fill a balloon with helium, the helium will float through the air the same way that rubber ball floated to the top of the water earlier And the balloon will float away That’s right, Betsy Just like your balloon at the circus Eventually, the helium will leak out, and the balloon will return to the ground I’m going to give you all some helium-filled balloons this afternoon so that you can do some testing of your own Let’s go to my house and see what will float away on our balloons I bet we can make a whole car float away with all these balloons Bus driver Bob, you think the bus will float away with all these balloons inside? I think the bus should be just fine I’m not sure if there will be room for you kids in here, though
[bus door closes] Sure is a blue day out there today Really? It’s awfully pink out over here [giggling] I think you’re both wrong It’s completely green put today Are we almost home, bus driver Bob? Just a few more minutes, Betsy Perfect! We have everything we need to test out our balloons If we start with the lightest object, we can see how much weight a balloon can take There it goes [Betsy] Wow It’s really going fast I bet this stick is a lot heavier than that pencil [Newton] Aw, man There goes another balloon That’s balloons 2, kids nothing Uh, maybe we should start with the heavy stuff and work our way down Our experiments might last a little bit longer that way Hey, if we tied all our balloons together, maybe we can get something really heavy to float away How are the experiments going, kids? So far, the balloons are winning [chuckle] It looks like Kevin really likes balloons Betsy, do you think you and your friends could spare a balloon for Kevin to play with? Uh, sure But we need it back for our experiment [laughing] Oh, Betsy, your brother is so cute Betsy, keep an eye on Kevin for me I’ll be right inside Okay, Mom Okay, let’s start with this rock I tied the balloon to the rock, and– Nothing happens That’s not the most exciting experiment [babbling] Do you like that balloon, Kevin? Look, everyone The balloon is taking that pine cone! Let’s see if we can follow it Here, Kevin Hold on to these for a second, will you? [babbling] Bah-bah [sigh] Looks like they left you to play by yourself, Kevin Betsy has a long time before we let her babysit, huh? One more balloon gone I guess that pine cone wasn’t enough after all Maybe if we tied all of my balloons to it, it would have– Oh, no! What’s wrong, Betsy? Kevin he was right here I handed him my balloons You handed him all your balloons? At once? I didn’t realize He’s just a baby He’s so light, and all those balloons He must have floated away Oh, no This is not good We’ve got to find him before my mom finds out he’s missing I think I see some balloons way up there, but I can’t really tell That can’t be Kevin He couldn’t have floated up there that fast How do you know? What if it is him? How will I ever find him? How will my mother ever forgive me? Betsy, we’ll find Kevin all we have to do is release more balloons and see where the wind takes them Great idea All we need are a lot of balloons and another baby There we go Ready for launch Let it go, and I’ll watch exactly where it goes Wherever the balloon goes, that’s where Kevin went Here goes nothing Great
Kevin’s gone forever Kevin is heavier than a stick I think we need to try this again Keep an eye on the log It’s going where Kevin went Bon voyage, balloon! [Betsy] That can’t be good [Kenji] Let’s try one more test This ought to do it Let’s say this doll is Kevin and these balloons are Betsy’s balloons Here we go [Billy] Uh, I’m not sure what just happened Okay The balloons and Kevin floated away But why didn’t the doll float away? How are we going to chase after Kevin and bring him back? We need to plan a rescue Wait a minute, Betsy Does that doll feel heavier than your brother Kevin? No I’ve got a rescue plan Now exactly how is this going to work? I get in the chair, we untie the rocks, and I float up to where Kevin is I grab him, let the helium out of the balloons, and come down So let me get this straight First you’re going to float out of here You don’t really know how far up you’ll float You may go all the way up to space Somehow you’ll find Kevin out there [chuckle] You’ll grab him You’ll let the air out of the balloons And you’ll fall gently to the ground? [cheering] And you really think that will work? It looked good on paper Wait a second Betsy said that the doll felt lighter than Kevin Yes? So if Kevin is heavier than the doll, and the same amount of balloons couldn’t carry the doll away, I’m not so sure that Kevin floated anywhere I hope you’re not thinking of floating away with my lawn chair Mom? Kevin! You act like you haven’t seen him for months, Betsy It’s just– Well– I thought– You sure it’s okay for him to play with balloons, Mom? He’s not the one trying to make a lawn chair disappear We were prepared to rescue him You would need a lot more balloons to get off the ground, Kenji I think you actually weigh more than the helium And, Betsy, the next time you think there is a serious problem, please go get an adult before you try to solve the problem But I just didn’t want you to think I couldn’t watch Kevin on my own Fortunately, I was keeping my eye on Kevin through the window, just to make sure that he was okay We have a few more years before you can really watch Kevin by yourself I think I’d rather wait So the helium balloon wasn’t quite enough to make Kevin or Kenji float away, but it was fun to learn about density and helium balloons One of the things I really like about kindergarten is that you never know what to expect each day [gulp] Weekends are fun, but I like school better [howling] [Kevin imitates siren] Okay, you two That’s enough noise [Mom] Thank you That’s better Now, why don’t you two play quietly, okay? I’m sure you and Gracie
can both think of a lot of fun things to do that aren’t so loud Hmm? Kevin? [babbling] Oh, no! Oh, no, no, no Gracie! Mom? Have you seen my fireman’s hat? Oh Here it is Okay, I’m ready for school Good morning, everyone Good morning, bus driver Bob Hello, bus driver Bob Betsy, I see you’re ready for your field trip to the firehouse today Say, do you know why firemen wear red suspenders? [giggling] To keep their pants up? Oh, you’ve heard that joke before, eh? Uh-huh [Kevin giggling] Today is going to be an exciting day Mrs. O’Connor is taking us to a real firehouse, and we’re going to meet real firefighters Hi, bus driver Bob Hello, Newton Say, Newton, do you know why firemen wear red suspenders? Sure, to keep their pants up Oh, I guess you’ve heard that joke, too Oh, yeah My big brother told me that joke at breakfast this morning [sighing] Oh Hi, Betsy Hi, Newton I see you have your fireman’s hat on too Uh-huh This is going to be a great field trip Good morning, everyone [all] Hi, bus driver Bob! Say, do any of you kids know why– [all] To keep their pants up [sighing] I’ve got to get some new jokes Good morning, everyone [all] Good morning, Mrs. O’Connor So, is everybody ready for our field trip to a real firehouse? [all] Yes! All right, then Everyone, get in the line and follow me Hold hands and stay together I’ve never been to a real firehouse before Me, neither That’s right Everyone stay close together [Besty, narrating] I love field trips But I think the best thing about this field trip is that we can walk to it The firehouse is right next door to Lakeshore School Good morning, Mrs. O’Connor Hello, Chief Class, this is my very good friend, Fire Chief Amanda Blaze Good morning, children, and welcome to Lakeshore Engine Company Number 3 [all] Good morning, Chief Blaze Now, then, does anybody know what a firefighter does? Puts out fires? That’s right We put out fires Does anybody know what to do if they see a fire? You dial 9-1-1 Right again Does anybody know how to make a 9-1-1 call? You push the numbers 9-1-1 on the telephone keypad, and wait for someone to answer Then you give them your name and address, and tell them where the fire or emergency is And you stay on the phone for instructions Very good Now, I’m sure you have fire drills at school I’m glad to hear that! But I’m curious, does anybody practice fire drills at home? My mom and dad and I practice fire drills at home You do? That’s great We practice finding our way out of our house, in case of a fire My bedroom is on the second floor of our house So I have a special rope ladder in my bedroom that I can only use in case of a real fire, or during one of our family fire drills Our special place to meet up during a fire is the mailbox in our front yard That’s very good Every family should have an exit plan, in case of a home fire, and practice it regularly Now, then, who wants to see the rest of the firehouse? [all] Me! [laughing]
Well, then, follow me! Wow, look at all the beds Do you all live here? Not exactly But firefighters have to be ready to go, day or night We have a kitchen, too, and we all take turns cooking But we always have to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice when we hear the alarm bell This is the quickest way down [all talking at once] Cool! Ooh, I’m happy Come on, everyone Let’s take the stairs down [all groaning] Why not? Gee, it’s just like the pole on the jungle gym at the playground You too, Billy That pole is for firefighters only Ooh, some of this equipment sure looks scary Our equipment may look strange, but it’s all to keep you safe So, if you ever see someone dressed like this, don’t be afraid [all gasping] [Chief] It’s just a firefighter doing his or her job Wow! He looks like an alien from outer space [Mrs. O’Connor, Chief laughing] [Chief] All that equipment is to protect the firefighter from the heat and smoke of a fire, and to make sure that you and your family are safe, too But the Fire Department does more than just fight fires That’s right Emergency Medical Service workers are also on duty if you’re ever hurt and need help right away [all] Ooh! Can any of you think of some ways to keep safe from fires? Never play with matches That’s right! Never put anything over a lamp, like clothes or blankets Very good answers I want to thank you for visiting us today, and for being such good listeners [Chief] I hope you all learned something about fire safety today [all talking at once] [Maria] It was really cool! [Newton] I know I did! Therefore, it is my pleasure as Chief of Lakeshore Engine Company Number 3 to grant you all the title of Junior Firefighters [all gasping] [Betsy, narrating] A real fire chief was giving us special badges and making us junior firefighters I don’t think anything could be better than this Hey, Betsy, the firefighters are letting us climb on the fire engines! Really? Uh-huh! Wow, and now we were getting a chance to climb [bell rings] This had to be the best field trip ever Newton, Molly, and Maria took a closer look at the paramedic van It’s like a first aid hospital inside a van The people who drive it are called paramedics, and Maria helped out by pretending to be a patient Chief Blaze even showed Billy and me the inside of a really big fire engine [Chief] This switch operates the ladder, and this switch over here turns on the lights [Billy] What does this switch do? [Betsy] Billy, don’t! [siren blaring] [Chief] That switch turns on the siren Oops, sorry Okay, everyone It’s about time we headed back to school [all groaning] Yes, I’m afraid so I’ve had as much fun here today as you have Let’s all thank Chief Blaze for showing us around today [all] Thank you, Chief Blaze It was my pleasure And remember, fire safety begins with you Okay, junior firefighters Get into a nice, straight line, and follow me back to Lakeshore School Hmm, when was the last time you changed the oil on this old jalopy? Changed the oil? Well, I’ve been very busy lately, and Well, when was your last tune-up? Tune-up? Oh, my I– I have to say that it’s been, uh Uh-huh Well, I’ll just make a slight adjustment But it may cause a lot of smoke That’s fine with me, bus driver Bob, just as long as it starts [clanking] [engine stalling] [engine starting] [both coughing] [Betsy] Mrs. O’Connor, look, a fire!
A really real fire! [children gasp] Oh, no! What do we do? Stay calm, everyone I think I’m going to faint! Oh, please! We need to call the fire department Look, the fire alarm Quick, get me over to the fire alarm, Billy Wow, take it easy Ouch, hey! Don’t cover my eyes [alarm ringing] Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go! Pumper number 2, get over to Lakeshore School! Paramedics, you better go, in case of any injuries! Let’s go, people! [siren blares, horn honks] [cheering] [Principal Warner, Bob coughing] Great Scott! Is my car on fire? No, sir– [cough]– Your car engine is just making way too much smoke– [cough]– That’s all [coughing] Oh, thank goodness, because I thought I heard a fire engine [coughing] A fire engine? [coughing] Don’t be silly Who– Oh, my Is everything all right over here? We got a call that there was a fire Fire? Fire? There was no fire Mrs. O’Connor, who called the Fire Department? It was me, Principal Warner But I thought it was a real fire Honest We all did, Principal Warner Sounding a false alarm is a very serious offense, young lady You’re absolutely right, Principal Warner However, this young lady is a hero She certainly is What? I…am? You saw smoke and thought someone was in danger There may not have been a fire this time, but your quick thinking could save lives and property next time, so you really did the right thing I’m very proud of you, Betsy [children] We all are! Hee hee hee! Oh Good grief [children laugh] [Mrs. O’Connor] Visit the Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures website and see how Betsy’s getting ready for school Play games, color pictures, and meet all of Betsy’s friends at pbskids.org [Betsy] My friends and I love to read You can find all kinds of fun and interesting books to read at your local library Visit the library in your town today to have your own adventures, just like me [giggles] Of course, garbage will have to be taken out by somebody strong [Billy] When someone gives you a responsibility, you should always do your very best [Mrs. O’Connor] How about Billy? All right! I get to take out the garbage! Closed-Captioned By J.R. Media Services, Inc Burbank, CA