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Kids walk red carpet at Sid the Science Kid: The Movie

Sid the Science Kid is produced by the Jim Henson Company. The film focuses on kids' problem solving and encourages them to be scientists. Sid the Science Kid is produced by the Jim Henson Company. The film focuses on kids' problem solving and encourages them to be scientists.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Kids walked the red carpet in Jackson for the premiere of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie.

Children got the star treatment Sunday as they entered one of three screenings at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Mississippi Public Broadcasting hosted the event that teaches children it's fun to learn about math and science.

About 150 kids and their parents attended the premieres. They also met and posed for pictures with the PBS animated character.

Sid the Science Kid is produced by the Jim Henson Company. The film focuses on kids' problem solving and encourages them to be scientists.

Loren Horton, 9, who says she wants to be a doctor, attended the screening and watches the PBS series.

"It's helping kids learn about science and understand how things work, like gravity," said the fourth grader.

"When you look at the United States compared to places around the world, the United States is toward the bottom especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and we want to encourage them to develop career opportunities and paths at an early age," said Mississippi Public Broadcasting Education Services Director Maggie Stevenson.

Before and after the movie the kids conducted experiments like producing a tornado in a bottle and building a catapult.

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