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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 17: All About Space

    Episode 17: All About Space

    Dr. Universe is back with a group of junior scientists from Palouse Prairie Charter School to learn about space. Students from the fourth-grade class in Moscow, Idaho help Dr. Universe answer how we know there are planets outside our solar system and what the universe actually is. If you like thinking about multiverses, black holes and the potential for life outside Earth, this is the episode for you!
    A big thank you to Northwest Public Broadcasting for help with recording!
    You can find sources for space information in the transcript.

    • 10 min
    Episode 16: All About Volcanoes

    Episode 16: All About Volcanoes

    Dr. Universe joins a group of junior scientists from Palouse Prairie Charter School to learn about volcanoes. Students from the fourth-grade class in Moscow, Idaho, help Dr. Universe answer how volcanoes work, how they form, what happens when they erupt, whether volcanoes are on other planets, and a lot of other cool (or hot) information about these amazing mountains. 
    A big thank you to Northwest Public Broadcasting for help with recording!
    You can find sources for volcano information in the transcript.

    • 8 min
    Episode 15: Meet a Cell Scientist | Why do we have hair?

    Episode 15: Meet a Cell Scientist | Why do we have hair?

    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. This special edition episode features an interview with a scientist from our video series, Ask Dr. Universe, Meet the Scientists. If you like what you hear, you can watch the whole video interview with Dr. Ryan Driskell under the videos tab at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu. Let’s get started. 

    • 4 min
    Episode 14: Meet a Veterinarian | How do lungs work?

    Episode 14: Meet a Veterinarian | How do lungs work?

    Welcome back, young scientists. On this episode, we meet Dr. Kim Chiok, a veterinarian at Washington State University who enjoys writing, doing experiments, and who is curious about viruses, especially those that affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. Plus, we explore a question about how our lungs work.

    The adventures continue at askDrUniverse.wsu.edu.

    • 6 min
    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

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