187 episodes

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

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    SHAPING EARTH: Exploring the Secrets of Geomorphology🌎

    SHAPING EARTH: Exploring the Secrets of Geomorphology🌎

    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 some scientists in Wales experimenting making healthier bread

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn the dark secrets behind the Darna Squid, why residents in Kent STILL can't swim in the sea and Dr Catherine Howarth from the University of Aberystwyth tells us all about her project to help grow healthier white bread.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Claire's question on why our hair turns grey and we pose Arun's question on why uranium is so dangerous to Professor Tom Scott from the University of Bristol.

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Shoebill Stork found in the swamps of Africa.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to David Thomas from the University of Oxford about why geomorphology is the best kind of science

    What do we learn about?

    - The dark secrets of the Darna Squid

    - Why Kent residents can't swim in the ocean

    - How Welsh scientists are making bread healthier

    - What makes Uranium so dangerous?

    - Is Geomorphology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 29 min
    PIGS TO THE RESCUE: The Fascinating World of Pig Kidney Transplants🐷🫀

    PIGS TO THE RESCUE: The Fascinating World of Pig Kidney Transplants🐷🫀

    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 Pig Kidney Transplants!

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about former Paralympian John McFall and his quest to join the space race working with the European Space Agency, a double celebration for a endangered Suffolk Punch Foal horse called Jedi John and Emily Mullin from WIRED explains all about why human's are starting to have pig kidney transplants.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Lily's question on why water is see through and we pose Lucas' question on what's under a turtle's shell to Zoologist Rachael Funnell

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Gaboon Viper, one of the scariest looking snakes in the world, found in the Sahara Desert.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Louise Gentle from Nottingham Trent University about why Conservation Biology is the best!

    What do we learn about?

    - One former Paralympian's journey to join the space race

    - Jedi John, the Suffolk Punch Foal, and why he's so special

    - The science behind humans having Pig Kidney Transplants

    - What's under a turtle's shell?

    - Is Conservation Biology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 27 min
    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: The Truth behind Earthquakes🫨

    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: The Truth behind Earthquakes🫨

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

    Joe asks what the science is behind Earthquakes, Keo wonders what is inside our blood, Madison wants to know what's the reason behind why we sleep, Cameron is intrigued to know why Elephants have a trunk & Finian, as we're getting to summer, is pondering why we get stung by stinging nettles?

    All on this Science Weekly Subscriber Exclusive Listeners Questions Special!

    MIRACULOUS MOLECULES: The Building Blocks of Everything⚛️

    MIRACULOUS MOLECULES: The Building Blocks of Everything⚛️

    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 why some hedgehogs in Gloucestershire have 'ballooned?

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about NASA's Voyager One resuming sending updates back down to earth, why the sun's damage on Antarctica's wildlife has increased & Emily Harper from Wild Hogs Hedgehog Rescue explains why some have been found to have 'ballooned' in Gloucestershire, England.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Kitty's question on how touch screens work and we pose Harry's question on what molecules are made of to Dr Catherine Walsh from the University of Leeds.

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Giant Water bug causing chaos across the world more commonly known as the 'Toe Biter'The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Jimmy Waldron from Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome about why Palaeontology is the best!

    What do we learn about?

    - The return of NASA's Voyager One

    - Why the Sun is causing damage to Antarctica's wildlife?

    - What's causing Gloucestershire's hedgehogs to 'balloon'?

    - What are molecules made of?

    - Is Palaeontology the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 30 min
    PLATE OF THE WILD: Unravelling the Diets of Earth's Creatures🥬🥩

    PLATE OF THE WILD: Unravelling the Diets of Earth's Creatures🥬🥩

    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 why grey squirrels on the run is so dangerous for their red counterparts?

    Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about the UK's latest astronaut, why NASA's plan to bring Mars' rocks down to earth has hit a snag & Dr Craig Shuttleworth from Bangor University explains why grey squirrels are the talk of the town after their recent escapades in Wales.

    Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Amelia's question on how old is the world's oldest tree and we pose Zoe's question on why can some animals only eat vegetables or meat when humans can eat both to Dr Carlo Meloro from Liverpool John Moores University

    Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Strangling Fig and why it's a tree's worst enemy around the globe.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Aoife Morrin from Dublin City University about why Analytical Chemistry is the best.

    What do we learn about?

    - Rosemary Coogan, The UK's latest astronaut

    - Why NASA's plans to bring back rocks from Mars is on hold?

    - Why grey squirrels are so dangerous to red ones?

    - Why some animals only eat meat or vegetables?

    - Is Analytical Chemistry the best type of science?

    All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!
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    • 31 min
    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Why We Should Love Spiders with Sara Goodacre

    SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Why We Should Love Spiders with Sara Goodacre

    This week's subscriber exclusive features a full-length chat with Dr Sara Goodacre from the University of Nottingham telling why Arachnology should be victorious in our Battle of the Sciences

    Find out all about it in today's bonus podcast

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406 Ratings

406 Ratings

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