Jen Swanson

Episode 40: How Can 2 +2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

  Challenge: Create your own family formula by observing your family. Discover how often each person talks at the dinner table or how often the dog has to go outside. Create a math problem around that. With your parents permission, send us your math problem via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter… Continue Reading Episode 40: How Can 2 +2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

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Episode 40: How Can 2 + 2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

Meet the Expert:  Janice Lao, Environmental Scientist and Development Economist Janice Lao’s life’s work is in making businesses a force for good. She has a rare combination of deep scientific and cross-discipline knowledge, and the ability to engage and communicate effectively. For over 20 years, she has been multi-awarded internationally for her work in sustainability,… Continue Reading Episode 40: How Can 2 + 2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

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Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

Challenge: Go outside and pretend you are an Army ant. See how many different insects you can find. Make a sketch of what you find or take a picture of it. With your parents permission, send us your sketch or picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

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Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

Meet the Expert: Doug Wechsler, Biologist and Author Doug Wechsler takes his inspiration from the jungles, swamps and seashores of the world as well as from his own backyard. By showing the wonders of nature and its humorous side he hopes to motivate his readers to deepen their interest in their natural surroundings. He currently… Continue Reading Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

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Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask that Works?

Super Mask Evaluator Challenge 1. Does it completely COVER their nose, mouth, and rest on the chin on the bottom? (i.e., does it come up to at least the middle part of the bridge of the nose; is it sagging and not touching the bottom of the chin?) 2. Do the ear loops fit COMFORTABLY… Continue Reading Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask that Works?

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Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask That Works?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Pamela, McCauley, industrial engineer and Associate Dean at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pamela McCauley is an internationally recognized Industrial Engineering researcher, STEM advocate, university leader, seasoned entrepreneur, innovator and experienced federal Program Director. As an Industrial Engineering researcher, she is known for accomplishments in the development of fuzzy set theory… Continue Reading Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask That Works?

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Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

Challenge: Make a plaster cast, one you might need if you find BigFoot. Follow the directions HERE With your parents permission, send us your findings via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you… Continue Reading Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

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Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

Meet the Expert: Lija Fisher, Cryptozoologist and Author Lija Fisher is the author of funny adventure novels for kids that explore the world of cryptozoology, or the search for legendary animals that might be real. Her debut novel. THE CRYPTID CATCHER (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior… Continue Reading Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Challenge: Ask members of your family or friends if they would like to ride in a self-driving car and/or  if they think cars should drive by themselves? With your parents permission, send us your findings 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 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Mary  Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics at Duke University  Mary “Missy” Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the… Continue Reading Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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