Jen Swanson

Epsiode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Challenge: Check  out the iNaturalist app or any other conservation app to see how you can help with the wildlife in your area. Draw a picture or make a list of ways you intend to help. With your parents permission, send us your  picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or… Continue Reading Epsiode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

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Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

Meet the Expert: Jonathan Lopes, Lego Master Builder and Artist Jonathan Lopes is a renowned artist who works within the medium of LEGO bricks.  He focuses on a variety of genres including urban landscapes, conceptual art, and life-sized sculptures and is well known for his realistic and gritty urban scenes. He has been complimented as… Continue Reading Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

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Episode 18: How Do you Build Art with Legos?

  Challenge:  Create a simple, imaginative structure of your own. You can sketch it out beforehand if you want, but don’t use official directions. Just let your imagination roam free! 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… Continue Reading Episode 18: How Do you Build Art with Legos?

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Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Meet the Expert:  Carlee Jackson, Marine Turtle Specialist  Originally from Detroit, MI, Carlee moved to Florida and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She is currently  a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature center, where she helps monitor sea turtle nesting activity along the beaches of Boca… Continue Reading Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

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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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