Imagine This is a science podcast for the young and curious. Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? Or how do fish breathe underwater? Or, very importantly, where your poo goes when you flush it down the toilet? Imagine This is a series of puzzling science questions from inquisitive young minds. Our host, Dr Niraj Lal, chats to kids and Australia's leading academics, taking you on imaginative adventures to learn about the world around us and find the answers together.
This podcast is suited to kids aged 4 and up, though all members of the family are sure to learn something!
Why do we have to sleep?
At the end of each day, your arms and legs feel heavy and your eyes begin to close, your mouth stretches open to do a big yawn and you drift off to sleep.... But why? Nij and the kids meet Dr Jasneek Chawla to figure out what makes us sleep and why we have to!
How are seeds made?
If plants come from seeds but seeds come from plants then how do you get a seed to start off with? Nij and the kids meet ecologist Professor Angela Moles for a bushwalk to find some answers...
How do lights light up?
As the sun sets and the sky gets dark, something else starts to happen... The lights come on! There are lots of different kinds of lights but what's happening inside an LED light bulb? Nij and the kids meet physicist Professor Chennupati Jagadish to shine a light on this tricky question...
How did animals become pets?
Purring pussycats and panting pups... Pretty parrots and even fluffy farm animals... Our furry friends make our lives better in so many ways but how did this friendship start? Nij and the kids meet anthrozoologist Professor Pauleen Bennett to journey back in time to meet humankind's first pet...
How did the universe start?
The universe is the biggest and oldest thing there is. It's every bit of everything that has ever existed. But what was there before there was anything? Nij and the kids meet Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Professor Brian Schmidt to journey back to the beginning of everything to see how it all began....
How is plastic made?
It's in supermarkets and schools, computers and cars... plastic is just about everywhere! But what is it actually made from? And how do you make it? Grab your lab coats and safety goggles because we're off to meet Professor Veena Sahajwalla to find some answers...
I love it.I Just love this podcast
This is awesome. I love imagine this! Also, can you tell us how you function your body? Anyway, this is my second favourite podcast 🥲🥲 (but if that offends you, no offence)
Why do we vomit?
I want to know why we vomit. Please answer my question.
From nine yr old willow, P.S love the podcast
Good podcast for little kids
This is a good podcast for little kids. 2 out of 3 of my little sisters like it one is 7 and the other is 8 and I’m 14 btw and my other sister is 11.I asked them and they would rate this 5 stars so if it has their approval it has mine.