88 episodes

Solve It! for Kids - The science podcast for curious & creative kids and their families.
Peek into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their every day jobs. Kids and families are then invited to take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves! Join Jennifer Swanson and Jeff Gonyea as they ask questions, solve problems, and offer challenges that take curiosity and creativity to a whole new level.
Don’t forget to participate in our weekly challenges! If you do, you can be entered to win a free book. (Different book every month!)

SolveItForKids podcast Jennifer Swanson/Jeff Gonyea

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Solve It! for Kids - The science podcast for curious & creative kids and their families.
Peek into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their every day jobs. Kids and families are then invited to take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves! Join Jennifer Swanson and Jeff Gonyea as they ask questions, solve problems, and offer challenges that take curiosity and creativity to a whole new level.
Don’t forget to participate in our weekly challenges! If you do, you can be entered to win a free book. (Different book every month!)

    What is Living in Your Dirt?

    What is Living in Your Dirt?

    Ever wonder WHAT is living in your dirt? Horticulturist Kelly Bull is here to tell us. She even gives us tips for how to grow amazing plants! (Hint: you do not have to have been born with a green thumb) Anyone can grow plants! Listen ito this FUN chat to learn how.

    • 30 min
    Why Do Planes Make a Sonic Boom?

    Why Do Planes Make a Sonic Boom?

    Join us for a supersonic blast off to our new season! What is it like to fly over 100 different aircraft? We are thrilled to have NASA test pilot Nils Larson on the show to talking about doing just that. This exciting chat soars to new heights as Nils explains his cool new job of being NASA's lead pilot on the X-59 Supersonic Technology Aircraft (QueSST).

    • 40 min
    The BEST of Deep Space

    The BEST of Deep Space

    Happy New Year! Start the year of right with a listen to some our best out-of-this world episodes-- The BEST of DEEP SPACE!! You can hear snippets of previous shows with Engineer and author Suzanne Slade, Black hole scientist Dr. Eric Thrane, and NASA JPL engineer Brian Franz, who worked on the Perserverance Rover!

    • 21 min
    The BEST of Animals

    The BEST of Animals

    Happy Holidays! Check out our BEST of Animals compilation with snippets of episodes with some of our favorite "animal" scientists-- Dr. Sarah McAnulty, Dr. Alison Pearce Stevens, and David Brown. Take a listen to these FUN episodes that discuss squishy squid, rhinos in the midwest, and how you can find a hidden giraffe!

    • 19 min
    The BEST of Science in Your Backyard

    The BEST of Science in Your Backyard

    Happy Holidays! Jennifer and Jeff are on vacation, but don't miss our BEST of Science in Your Backyard compilation with snippets of episodes with some of our favorite "backyard" scientists-- Dr. Loree Griffin Burns, Dr. Colleen Kelley, and Dr. Anne Estes. Take a listen to these FUN episodes that discuss meeting moths, stinky plants, and how YOU are like a dung beetle!

    • 20 min
    What is it Like to Fly By Pluto?

    What is it Like to Fly By Pluto?

    Our last episode of the season may just be our best! Our guest is the awesome Dr. Alan Stern, principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. The first spacecraft to explore Pluto and its moons up close. Don't miss this out-of-this-world chat which will take you to the farthest reaches of our solar system-- where New Horizons is headed.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

STEM Lover ,

Awesome Podcast

SolveIt! For Kids Podcasts are great for kids at home and in the classroom. My students have loved exploring the storied, problems and passion on these STEM experts have shared. These podcasts are a great way for kids to use their imagination and creativity to bring STEM topics to life. Highly recommend checking out. Give it a listen!

Cstephens7 ,

Fun and Educational

What a fun time! Great for kids, especially those interested in science.

ThomasJefferson111 ,

Excellent Content

This is not only an educational podcast but a fun conversation starter for teachers and parents! Great ideas for home projects are included to continue the learning after the podcast!

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