106 episodes

Spectacular Science is a science podcast for kids and families. It is hosted by Akshay Jayaraman. Akshay is a kid that loves asking questions! This podcast features the science behind everyday things from tiny viruses to giant stars! Talking to experts and doing research is what we are focused on. We get you the facts! We want kids to understand the science of the world around them! Visit our website, www.spectacularsci.com.

Spectacular Science Akshay Jayaraman

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings

Spectacular Science is a science podcast for kids and families. It is hosted by Akshay Jayaraman. Akshay is a kid that loves asking questions! This podcast features the science behind everyday things from tiny viruses to giant stars! Talking to experts and doing research is what we are focused on. We get you the facts! We want kids to understand the science of the world around them! Visit our website, www.spectacularsci.com.

    The Science of Machine Learning With Mr. Dale Lane

    The Science of Machine Learning With Mr. Dale Lane

    There are many smart machines around us such as smart speakers, self-driving cars, and even smart thermostats! But, how do these machines learn how to perform their tasks and how are they able to respond to different situations? This is all thanks to machine learning! In this episode, Akshay gets curious about machine learning while playing around with his smart speaker! He speaks with Mr. Dale Lane, a software developer and the creator of the interactive machine learning website, machinelearningforkids.co.uk. In this episode, we discover what machine learning is, how it works, and what machine learning can do, in the present and in the future!



    Check out Mr. Lane’s website, www.machinelearningforkids.co.uk! It is very fun to play around with the countless projects you can create using Machine Learning for Kids!



    Subscribe to the Spectacular Science YouTube channel! Go to www.youtube.com/SpectacularSciencePodcast or search “Spectacular Science Podcast” on YouTube!

    • 11 min
    How Do Cells Grow and Divide?

    How Do Cells Grow and Divide?

    Humans, animals, plants, and even bacteria all grow! But, how do they grow? It is all because of the cells inside of them dividing and making more of themselves! How do these cells grow and what process do they go through to create new cells? In this episode, Akshay takes you in a deep dive into the science of mitosis and cell division.



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    Sign up for the free Spectacular Science Membership where you can get bonus episodes, activities, and the Fact of the Day. Sign up at www.spectacularsci.com/membership.



    Here is an article! It is called “What Are Cells”. (https://spectacularsci.com/2022/06/what-are-cells/)



    Here is an activity! It is called “Cell Cycle Diagram”. (https://spectacularsci.com/cell-cycle-diagram/)

    • 11 min
    What Causes Allergies?

    What Causes Allergies?

    Some people, including Akshay, are allergic to certain things. These can be pollen, milk, nuts, and even dust! Allergies can cause the body to react to these things and make them sick. But, what causes people to be allergic to some things and what goes in in their bodies when they have an allergic reaction? In this episode, Akshay takes you inside the human body to discover what allergies are and what goes on inside of our bodies!



    Subscribe to the Spectacular Science YouTube channel! Search “Spectacular Science Podcast” on YouTube or click on the following link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCODSxK-BMAJhJoL6NNt3IGw



    Sign up for the free Spectacular Science Membership where you can get bonus episodes, activities, and the Fact of the Day. Sign up at www.spectacularsci.com/membership.



    Here is an article! It is called “Why Does Pollen Give Some People Allergies”. (https://spectacularsci.com/2022/04/why-does-pollen-give-some-people-allergies/)



    Here is an activity! It is called “What Causes Allergies Poster!”. (https://spectacularsci.com/what-causes-allergies-poster/)

    • 11 min
    The Science of Sleep! With Dr. Leah Irish

    The Science of Sleep! With Dr. Leah Irish

    When you fall asleep, it just feels like you lay down and then get up in the morning 10 hours later! But, there is actually so much that goes on inside of your body when you sleep!! Akshay wonders about sleep and why we need it, so he talks to Dr. Leah Irish from North … Continue reading "Episode 102: The Science of Sleep! With Dr. Leah Irish"

    • 28 min
    Diving at Super-Speed! Peregrine Falcons

    Diving at Super-Speed! Peregrine Falcons

    Welcome to season 5 of Spectacular Science! Peregrine falcons are very special birds. These birds dive for their prey at up to 250 miles per hour! But, how do these amazing birds dive from the air so fast? What’s the science behind the super fast flying skills? In this episode, Akshay explores the science behind how peregrine falcons dive so fast and how they are the fastest flying animal in the world!



    Subscribe to the Spectacular Science YouTube channel! Search “Spectacular Science Podcast” on YouTube or click on the following link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCODSxK-BMAJhJoL6NNt3IGw



    Sign up for the free Spectacular Science Membership where you can get bonus episodes, activities, and the Fact of the Day. Sign up at www.spectacularsci.com/membership.



    Here is an article! It is called “Diving Peregrine Falcon”. (https://spectacularsci.com/diving-peregrine-falcons/)



    Here is a fun activity! It is called “Peregrine Falcon Suit Drawing!”. (https://spectacularsci.com/peregrine-falcon-suit/)

    • 10 min
    The 100th Episode of Spectacular Science! – Music and the Brain

    The 100th Episode of Spectacular Science! – Music and the Brain

    This is the 100th episode of Spectacular Science! This is a very big milestone for this podcast. In this episode, Akshay is celebrating the 100th episode of Spectacular Science with a musical spectacular! In this episode, Akshay talks to Dr. Alan Harvey from the University of Western Australia about how the brain processes music. Akshay also talks to Charan Ramachandran, a musician, about how he makes music. Charan has created many of the songs you hear on this podcast such as the theme song! Charan's music is amazing!



    This is the end of season 4 of this podcast! We will be back with new episodes for season 5 on August 23rd, 2022.



    I am so happy that this podcast has gotten so far and I really want to thank you, my listeners! My mission when starting this podcast was to spread the spectacular things about science to kids and share the wonders of science with the world. I really need your help to keep spreading science and this podcast. Share this podcast with all of your friends and family and ask them to follow this podcast! This really supports me and encourages me a lot. Thank you!



    Subscribe to the Spectacular Science YouTube channel! Search “Spectacular Science Podcast” on YouTube or click on the following link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCODSxK-BMAJhJoL6NNt3IGw

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ThisisyourfriendMk ,

Wow Akshay!

It’s great to see how far your podcast has come. I hope it keeps on growing

😂🥰😚🥳😟😕😖😖😔 ,

Amazing!

Great podcast keep it up! 😄🚀🧬🔬🔭🧪

aksharkiej ,

great work!

amazing job! very proud :) keep it going!! 🥳❤️

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