Jen Swanson

Episode Challenge 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

    CHALLENGE: Compose an original piece of music using the following parameters:    *   Create a piece that is no more than 1 minute in length    *   Use only 3 notes     *  Take only 1 day to do this With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and… Continue Reading Episode Challenge 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

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Episode Challenge 4: How Do You Bring An Illustration to Life?

CHALLENGE: Make an Accordian drawing pad. Use it to draw your illustrations. Practice making characters with different emotions: happy, sad, angry, smiling, etc.  Take a picture of your accorian drawing pad. With your parents permission, send it to us via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or  Instagram account @kidssolve  Vanessa would LOVE… Continue Reading Episode Challenge 4: How Do You Bring An Illustration to Life?

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Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

Meet the Expert:  Vanessa Brantley-Newton An award-winning author-illustrator, Vanessa celebrates self-love and acceptance of all cultures through her work, and hopes to inspire young readers to find their own voices.   Vanessa Brantley Newton was born during the Civil Rights movement, and attended school in Newark, NJ. She was part of a diverse, tight-knit community and… Continue Reading Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

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Episode 3: How Do We Restore Our Connection to Water?

Meet the Scientist:  Dr. Kelsey Leonard  As a water scientist and protector, Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making. Dr. Kelsey Leonard represents the Shinnecock Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean, which is charged with protecting America’s ocean ecosystems and coastlines. She also… Continue Reading Episode 3: How Do We Restore Our Connection to Water?

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Episode 2: How Do you Cut a Person in Half… Safely?

Meet the Expert:   Sue-Anne Webster Sue-Anne Webster is an internationally acclaimed magician, and ASTOUNDING! Sue-Anne’s work in magic led to her being profiled in the world dictionary of magic ~ Dictionnaire de la Prestidigitation, alongside Houdini, Copperfield and Orson Welles. Sue-Anne and her magic are the inspiration for the character of the magician Phyllis Wong… Continue Reading Episode 2: How Do you Cut a Person in Half… Safely?

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