36 episodes

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! 

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 82 Ratings

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! 

    How are rainbows made?

    How are rainbows made?

    We can see them after a sun shower... or the spray of the sprinkler... we can even sing them! But why can't we ever catch them? Nij shares the ingredients to make a rainbow in this special episode of Imagine This...

    • 13 min
    Who was the first person in the world?

    Who was the first person in the world?

    Family trees have so many branches. You're on one branch, your parents on another, your grandparents on another and great grandparents after that... Could it go all the way back to the first person? Let's ask archaeologist Associate Professor Michelle Langley about how humans came to be...

    • 14 min
    How do snails get their shells?

    How do snails get their shells?

    Let's follow the slimy, shiny trail down the garden path all the way to... the Snail Whisperers! Drs John and Lorelle Stanisic will show us the secret lives of snails and how they get their famous spiral shells.

    • 12 min
    How is fabric made?

    How is fabric made?

    Fabric is everywhere. It's on the bus seat and the welcome mat... It's the curtains and the carpet... it's our snugly blankets and beloved teddies... and all our clothes! But what is it all made from? And how? Join textiles expert Emma Peters as we follow the journey of cotton from field to fabric.

    • 13 min
    Why do we have to brush our teeth?

    Why do we have to brush our teeth?

    Every morning and every night we have to get the toothpaste and our toothbrushes and clean our teeth... But why? Let's visit dentist Dr Mihiri Silva for a check up and learn why it's so important to look after our teeth.

    • 13 min
    How did the universe start?

    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.... 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Vugg hi go h ,

I love this so much and I’m so happy 😀 Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful podcast

I am so happy 😀 but I am also so tired 😴

OlazChch ,

The best kids Science podcast

My favourite podcast to listen to with my son just before bed. Very educational and simply fun to listen to. The interaction between the host, expert in the field and kids elevates it to the next level. Brilliantly executed.

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hi

hi Zoe I am eight as well

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