Jen Swanson

Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Challenge: Make your own recycling bin and decorate it (maybe with turtles) and use it to pick up trash on the beach! And also, use less plastic, if possible With your parents permission, send us a picture of what your cool recycling bin via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram… Continue Reading Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

  Challenge:      Build and Test your OWN Rocket. Follow these directions:                     With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you fixed via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge… Continue Reading Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

Meet the Expert:   Suzanne Slade, Mechanical Engineer and Children’s Author Suzanne Slade is the award-winning of over 140 books for children. A mechanical engineer by degree who worked on rockets and car braking systems.  Suzanne worked for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems in CA on Delta and Titan rockets and Delta-Star spacecraft purchased by NASA. In… Continue Reading Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

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Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

Meet the Expert:  Captain Wendy Lawrence, USN, retired —  Astronaut and Helicopter Pilot Captain Wendy Lawrence graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and earned her “Wings of Gold” in 1982. As a Navy helicopter pilot, she made several deployments to the North Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Kenya,… Continue Reading Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

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Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

Challenge:   Look around their house, and with your parent’s permission,  find something that is broken. But you have to fix it just using stuff you have around the house. Be creative (and SAFE!) With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you fixed via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our… Continue Reading Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Kristen Lear Bat Conservationist & Science Communicator National Geographic Explorer, AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador Dr. Kristen Lear is a bat conservationist working around the world to protect bat species through research, community engagement with conservation efforts, and public outreach. She got her first taste of bat conservation in 6th grade when she… Continue Reading Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

  Challenge:  Draw a picture of a bat and something the bat would need to live (insect, nectar) and where they would live (tree, cave).  Take a picture of your creation. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

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Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want it to Go?

Challenge: Gather  2 straws, some water,  some oil (vegetable or corn) and a  bowl. You are going to pour the water and oil through the straws and into the bowl. Make a hypothesis. Which one do you think will flow faster and why? Now pour water into one straw, pour oil into second straw.  Was… Continue Reading Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want it to Go?

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Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want It to Go?

Meet the Expert: TeMika Grooms TeMika Grooms is a civil engineer and artist, is inspired by the power of art and technology to influence change in society.  She uses her creative and technical skills to support teams developing landscapes, buildings, airports, roadways and play spaces. She currently works as a Project Engineer developing utility designs… Continue Reading Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want It to Go?

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Episode 12: How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

Meet the Expert:  Keith Ellenbogen Keith Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer with a focus on environmental conservation. Through Keith’s photography, he seeks to evoke a sense of discovery and create intimate, personal connections to inspire positive social change and a global understanding of the world around us. Keith is currently an assistant Professor of… Continue Reading Episode 12: How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

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Episode 12: How Do you Photograph a Shark…Safely?

Challenge:   Pick a shark that you like and do some research on it. See what cool facts you can learn. Then draw  your own picture of the shark and share it with your family and friends. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on… Continue Reading Episode 12: How Do you Photograph a Shark…Safely?

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Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

    Challenge:   Watch this You-Tube video of how you carve a tooth out of soap. Then do it yourself. Be sure to be safe while doing this and have an adult supervise/help you if necessary.  With your parents permission, send us a picture of your tooth via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on… Continue Reading Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

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