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Join Dr. Universe and her friends at Washington State University as they investigate science questions from kids around the world. Know a kid with a curious science question? Help them submit it at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu for a chance to be featured on a future episode.

Ask Dr. Universe Washington State University

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Join Dr. Universe and her friends at Washington State University as they investigate science questions from kids around the world. Know a kid with a curious science question? Help them submit it at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu for a chance to be featured on a future episode.

    Episode 13: Meet a Sleep Scientist | Why does sleep feel so short?

    Episode 13: Meet a Sleep Scientist | Why does sleep feel so short?

    On this podcast, we'll talk to some curious people, hear their stories, and investigate some fun science questions along the way. Today's guest is someone who is really curious about sleep. Let's give a warm welcome to Ashley Ingiosi. She'll help us explore a science question about why sleep sometimes feels so short. Keep exploring at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu. 

    • 8 min
    Episode 12: Meet a Plant Doctor | Pumpkins

    Episode 12: Meet a Plant Doctor | Pumpkins

    Hello young scientists. I’m Dr. Universe and if you are anything like me, you’ve got lots of big questions about our world. Today’s special guest is someone who is really curious about plants and why they get sick—yes, you heard that right, plants can get sick, too.  We'll also investigate some questions about pumpkins along the way. As always, kids can submit a question for a chance to be featured on a future episode at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu/ask

    • 5 min
    Episode 11: Meet a Planetary Scientist | Mountains

    Episode 11: Meet a Planetary Scientist | Mountains

    On this episode, we meet with Julie Menard, a planetary scientist and geoscience education professional from Washington State University. Plus, we investigate a big kid question about how mountains form. 

    Featured Music: "Geology Rocks" by Mikey the Rad Scientist 

    • 7 min
    Episode 10: Ice Cream, Berries, Learning Hard Stuff

    Episode 10: Ice Cream, Berries, Learning Hard Stuff

    Welcome back, young scientists. I’m Dr. Universe and if you’re anything like me you’ve got lots of big questions about our world. On this episode, we’ll investigate great questions from young scientists like, Why does ice cream melt? Why are some berries poisonous? And how do we learn things that are really, really hard?   

    A big thanks to the scientists at Washington State University and our kid narrator from Regional Theatre of the Palouse. Ask a question at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu/ask

    • 10 min
    Episode 9: Handedness, Weighing Planets, Worms

    Episode 9: Handedness, Weighing Planets, Worms

    Welcome back, young scientists. Have you ever wondered why most people are right-handed? How we learned to weigh a whole planet? How worms help the soil?  Join Dr. Universe and Washington State University researchers as we investigate these great kid questions. Submit a question of your own at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu

    • 10 min
    Episode 8: Toothpaste, Sunburns, Saturn's Rings

    Episode 8: Toothpaste, Sunburns, Saturn's Rings

    Welcome back, young scientists. I’m Dr. Universe and if you’re anything like me you’ve got lots of big questions about our world. On this episode, we investigate questions about toothpaste, sunburns, and Saturn. A big thanks to our kid narrator from Regional Theatre of the Palouse and to the scientists at Washington State University. 

    • 10 min

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