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!)
How Much Weight Can a Crane Lift?
Have you ever wondered how bridges are demolished? Engineers must use BIG cranes to do it. Listen to this FUN and Fascinating chat with Bridge Engineer Luis Duque as he explains how they dismantle a bridge piece by piece. He even shares with us how bridge inspections are done and tells us about the very famous bridge he is working on right now!
How Do You Work With Snakes... Safely?
Snakes! If you've ever wondered what it would be like to work with snakes in a zoo, you are about to find out. Join us as we chat with Herptology Curator Travis Land and learn how he safely handles these slithering, side-winding creatures that are extremely important to the ecosystem.
How Can Music Help Us Learn About Space?
Teachers are amazingly innovative! When music teacher Laurie Orth wanted to get her students to learn the recorder, she used SPACE to do it! Join us for a music-filled episode as STEAM pioneer educator Laurie teaches us how space and music go together. (We even get her to do a few songs for us)
How Do Engineers Think?
Do you ever wonder how engineers solve problems? Why do they have to test things over and over? We have Dr. Cory Hixon, an asst professor of engineering to explain it all to us. He has some pretty amazing ways to teach future engineers. Listen to this fascinating conversation then do his challenge!
How Can We Study Ocean Pollution?
Ocean Pollution is a serious problem. How do scientists study it? And what can be done about it? Listen to this FASCINATING and fact-filled conversation with oceanographer and award-winning author Dr. Padma Venkatraman. Dr. Padma explains the science of ocean pollution and challenges us all to help clean it up!
How Does NASA Help People on Earth
When you think of NASA, you probably think of astronauts, but NASA employs tons of people whose jobs are also important to the agency. Take a listen to Kirsten Larson, a former NASA public affairs officer, now children's author, who gives us a behind-the-scences peek into how NASA helps people understand why a space agency is important to people on the ground.
Fun and Educational
What a fun time! Great for kids, especially those interested in science.
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!
Inspiring the Future
Just as Jacques Cousteau inspired scientist/author Jennifer Swanson and a generation of 70s kids, this amazing podcast with Jen and co-host, Jed Doherty, will inspire your science-loving kids! #STEM #STEAM