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!)
Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of By Jet?
Science is sometimes best when it is slow. When you want to learn how materials are affected by a change in atmosphere, it is better to use a balloon instead of a jet to transport them to the edge of space. Listen to this fascinating episode with retired Air Force Colonel Norman Black as he describes how KIDS are learning about how objects change as they approach the edge of space!
WHERE are the Aliens?
WHERE are the ALIENS? And more importantly, will we recognize them when we find them? Dr. Ryan MacDonald, theoretical astrophysicist with Cornell University, is one of the scientists trying to answer this question. He studies the atmospheres of exoplanets. Will one of these exoplanets be inhabited? Listen to this fascinating show to find out!
Can You Predict Which Animals Will Survive Environmental Change?"
Wouldn't it be great if scientists could predict which ocean creatures would survive environmental change? What an impact that would have on ocean biodiversity! Listen to this important and fascinating conversation with Dr. Katie Lotterhos of Northeastern University as she shares the research her lab is doing to answer this question.
What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest?
Did you know that rhinos used to roam North America? And no, we aren't talking about ones in zoos. Listen to Dr. Alison Pearce Stevens discuss the amazing discoveries paleontologists have made at Ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska. Learn all about the ancient rhinos, deer, turtles, horses, and even camels that were found buried under tons of volcanic ash.
How Do You Meet the Moths That are in Your Neighborhood?
Have you ever wondered what type of moths live in your neighborhood? Why not go out and meet them? Listen to this AWESOME chat with Dr. Loree Griffin Burns as she tells you how to host a Moth Ball so you can get to know your neighborhood moths (and other creatures).
How Do Super Stinky Plants Save Soil?
Did you know that you can clean up soil contaminated by heavy metals by just planting the right plants? How cool! Listen to this fascinating chat with Dr. Colleen Kelley as she explains to us the ways scientists are using plants to clean up the environment.
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