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Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space!

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux.

There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly!

You can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.com

Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show – and 30 others! – ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plus

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Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space!

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux.

There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly!

You can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.com

Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show – and 30 others! – ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plus

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    WINGS OF WONDER: The Science of Aeroplanes & Rockets✈️🚀

    WINGS OF WONDER: The Science of Aeroplanes & Rockets✈️🚀

    It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly! 

    This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a brand new archaeology gallery opening in Kent.

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about Elon Musk's Starship rocket and its breakthrough landing, how a family Bornean Clouded Leopards were caught on camera for the very first time and Evelyn Palmer from the Maidstone Museum tells us all about their newest galley called 'Lives in our Landscape' all about the archaeology of Kent.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains what the strongest material in the universe is and we pose Bradley's question on how aeroplanes work to Science Writer Chris Woodford

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Himalayan Black Bear and why it's so fearedThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Sean Goult from the University of Liverpool about why Mechanobiology is the best kind of science?

    What do we learn about?

    - Why Elon Musk and other companies entering the space race is so important?

    - The first ever pictured Bornean Clouded Leopard

    - How Maidstone Museum is teaching the people of Kent about it's history through a new archaeology gallery

    - How aeroplanes and rockets work?

    - Is Mechanobiology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 28 min
    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Astronomer Catherine Heymans on why the MOON could soon have it's own TIME ZONE🌕

    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Astronomer Catherine Heymans on why the MOON could soon have it's own TIME ZONE🌕

    This week's subscriber exclusive features a full-length chat with Catherine Heymans, the Astronomer Royal for Scotland, all about why the moon could soon have it's very own time zone.

    Find out all about it in today's bonus podcast

    ASTROBIOLOGY ADVENTURES: Discovering the Unknown🛸

    ASTROBIOLOGY ADVENTURES: Discovering the Unknown🛸

    It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly! 

    This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a UK zoo trying to save 97 species from extinction.

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn China's lunar probe and it's successful takeoff from the far side of the moon, the huge wings of a Jurassic Pterosaur that's been discovered in the UK and Brian Zimmerman from the Bristol Zoological Society tells us all about their project to save 97 species on the brink of extinction.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Etienne's question about what are the rarest eye colours and we pose Natalie's question on why moths are attracted to light to Samuel Fabian from Imperial College London.

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Soldier Ant which causes chaos all over the world and why it's actually a help to humansThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Sean Jordan from Dublin City University about why Astrobiology is the best kind of science?

    What do we learn about?

    - Why China's probe to the far side of the moon is so important?

    - The Jurassic Pterosaur that's been excavated in Oxfordshire

    - How Bristol Zoo is saving 97 species on the brink of extinction?

    - Why are moths attracted to light?

    - Is Astrobiology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 31 min
    AN UNDERWATER UNIVERSE: The Secrets of Marine Biology🐋

    AN UNDERWATER UNIVERSE: The Secrets of Marine Biology🐋

    It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly! 

    This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about the world's smallest foxes which can now be found in a zoo in the UK!

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a rare fern plant in New Caledonia entering the record books because of its DNA, why the first stegosaurus to be sold at auction is going to sell for millions of pounds and Tina Rowtcliff from Exmoor Zoo tells us all about the Fennec Fox and why the world's smallest species of fox can now be found at a Zoo in Devon in the UK.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Karis' question about why bones crack and we pose Darcee's question on how long it would take to get to the moon to Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre.

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Curare Vine which causes venomous chaos in the Amazon RainforestThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop from the University of Plymouth about why Marine Biology is the best kind of science?

    What do we learn about?

    - A rare plant in the pacific ocean which has broken a DNA record

    - The stegosaurus being sold at an auction for millions on pounds

    - World's smallest species of fox being brought to a UK zoo

    - How far away really is the moon?

    - Is Marine Biology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 29 min
    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: The Science behind Lightning & Thunderstorms⛈️

    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: The Science behind Lightning & Thunderstorms⛈️

    You've been sending in your questions and this week...

    Max asks how lighting and thunder are formed, Paula wonders why diamonds are unbreakable, Madison wants to know how people name storms, Tilly is intrigued how bubbles are made & Jessie is asking who created the English language?

    All on this Science Weekly Subscriber Exclusive Listeners Questions Special!

    OUR COSMIC CLIMATE: The Role of Weather Satellites🛰️

    OUR COSMIC CLIMATE: The Role of Weather Satellites🛰️

    It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly! 

    This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about the London Zoo's 200th Anniversary History Hive project!

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a satellite that's been launched to see the effect of clouds on our climate, why the North Atlantic Ocean could have up to SEVEN major hurricanes this year and Tina Campanella from the Zoological Society of London tells us all about London Zoo's History Hive project ahead of their 200th anniversary in 2026.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Lucy's question about why screens make it harder for us to fall asleep and we pose Max's question on how weather satellites work to Professor Douglas Parker from the University of Leeds.

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the ambush predator in the sand dunes of Africa - The Six Eyed Spider!The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Alex Easton from Durham University about why Neuroscience is the best kind of science?

    What do we learn about?

    - What effect clouds have on our climate?

    - The 7 hurricanes that could be reaching the North Atlantic Ocean this year

    - London Zoo's History Hive project celebrating its 200th anniversary

    - How do weather satellites work??

    - Is Neuroscience the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 28 min

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