Season 42

Original Air Date:
October 14, 2010

Brought to you By:
B and 1

Educational Goal:
Science

Word on the street: Float
To stay up in the air or on top of the water without falling down.

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Episode Summary

Big Bird and Snuffy are jumping to see who can stay in the air the longest, when Gordon explains that they can't stay in the air long because of gravity. They might not be able to see it, but gravity pulls everything down to the ground (they experiment with a book, a writing pad, a ruler, and a pencil).

Big Bird and Snuffy tell Abby what they have just learned. Wouldn't it be great if there wasn't any gravity and they could float in the air? With Abby's magic, they do just that! Floating is fun until they try to play catch, and the ball doesn't come down. They try to play with their racecar, but it floats away too. Even their sandwich floats away!

Gordon floats over and asks Abby to bring back gravity so things can return to normal, and with a spell and the wave of her wand, gravity returns.

Also in This Episode

Special guest star Natalie Morales shows what float means, with Abby's help. In Abby's Flying Fairy School, Abby's class takes the Tooth Fairy Test, and in Murray Has a Little Lamb, Murray and Ovejita go to ice skating school. Finally, Elmo's World is all about up and down.