Jen Swanson

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

Meet the Expert:   Dr. Emily Swanson, DMD Dr. Emily Swanson is a native of Newnan, GA. She attended undergrad at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Biology. Dr. Swanson earned her DMD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of the American Dental Association on a local, state,… Continue Reading Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

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Episode 10: How Do You Measure Particles That Can’t Be Seen?

Meet the Expert:   Gene Van Buren Gene Van Buren, PhD,  is a nuclear physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). After moving around from the Philippines, to the U.S. Midwest, to its South, he found an interest in math as an overarching language in physics and computers. He pursued engineering and physics degrees at Washington University… Continue Reading Episode 10: How Do You Measure Particles That Can’t Be Seen?

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Episode 10 Challenge: How Do you Measure Particles that Can’t Be Seen?

Challenge:   Watch the video of how particles collide and then draw your own image of what you think it would look like. Choose  different colors for different particles. 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 If you… Continue Reading Episode 10 Challenge: How Do you Measure Particles that Can’t Be Seen?

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Episode 9: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

Meet the Expert: Darlene Lim Geobiologist and Principal investigator of human scientific exploration of our solar system (Mars) with NASA   Darlene Lim, PhD, is a geobiologist based at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is actively involved in the development of operational concepts for human scientific exploration of our solar system.  She is also the… Continue Reading Episode 9: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

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