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Episode 75: How Does NASA Help People on the Ground?

Challenge: As a Public Affairs Officer, you need to make science interesting and understandable. Your challenge is to look up “seahorse” in the online encyclopedia. Then re-write a paragraph on the seahorse. Make it FUN! Make it INTERESTING! Make it UNDERSTANDABLE! Share it with your family and.. US! LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW  about your exciting… Continue Reading Episode 75: How Does NASA Help People on the Ground?

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Episode 74: How Do Structures Stand Up?

Slender Tower Challenge: You need 10 sheets of paper, scissors, and a roll of tape. Your challenge is to build the tallest tower you can with the smallest base (or footprint). Share your observations– or your picture– with us by LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of designing an exhibit or share with us… Continue Reading Episode 74: How Do Structures Stand Up?

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Episode 73: How Do You Keep Zoo Animals Happy?

Challenge: How would you design an exhibit for two animals. One of the animals that you might not like, and one for an animal that you do like. Share your observations with us by LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of designing an exhibit or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page  and… Continue Reading Episode 73: How Do You Keep Zoo Animals Happy?

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Episode 72: How Did Marine Animals End Up on Dry Land?

Challenge: Go outside in your backyard or go to your park. Take your jourmal. Make observations. Look at how things are connected, i.e., what birds and plants are related, etc. Share your observations with us by LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of searching for a planet or share with us on our Twitter ,… Continue Reading Episode 72: How Did Marine Animals End Up on Dry Land?

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Episode 71: Why Do Teeth Decay?

Challenge: Get and apple and a pencil. Give the apple 2 or 3 stabs with the pencil. Let the apple sit on the counter for a couple of days. Watch and see what happens. (Hint: the apple decaying is like your teeth decaying.) Explore this by making holes of different sizes and maybe even having… Continue Reading Episode 71: Why Do Teeth Decay?

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Episode 70: Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of by Jet?

Challenge:  Understand the structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere Use a series of boxes and stack them on top of each other. Each box represents a layer of the atmosphere. Ask yourself what takes place in these layers? (Hint: check out this link from UCAR Center for Science Education for help) Send us a picture or… Continue Reading Episode 70: Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of by Jet?

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Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

Challenge: Find a planet!! Go to Planet Hunters TESS and learn how to look for a planet. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of searching for a planet or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page  and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of the book giveaway for this episode!

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Episode 68: Can You Predict Which Animals Will Survive Environmental Change?

Challenge: Develop a system to measure as many traits as you can using building blocks or legos, ie. how tall it is, how many sides it has, it’s color, how many sections it has, etc. Then have your parents or someone else select a group of blocks that have all of the same trait, and… Continue Reading Episode 68: Can You Predict Which Animals Will Survive Environmental Change?

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Episode 67: What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest?

  Challenge: Go outside and watch an animal, observe its behavior. What is it doing? How does it use the parts of its body to move, eat, or just participate in its surroundings? Then write it down in your journal. Send us your information or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page and you’ll… Continue Reading Episode 67: What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest?

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Challenge #66

Challenge: Check out the flora and fauna in your own neighborhood. Quietly observe what you see, write it down in a journal, or draw in your notebook. Then  share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of the book on the episode page!

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Episode 65: How Do Super Stinky Plants Help Save Soil?

Challenge: Put a white carnation in a glass of water with a few drops of food coloring. Put a timer on it to see how long it takes for this to happen. Figure out how long it takes to make the carnation brighter or And/OR Design a water filtration system with a water hyacinth! Send… Continue Reading Episode 65: How Do Super Stinky Plants Help Save Soil?

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Episode 64: How Can 3D Printing Make Implants?

  Challenge: Sit on the floor with your legs straight. Flex and unflex your feet. Those are your tendons. Draw us a picture of your tendons and with your parent’s permission, send us your drawing Send us a picture  or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page and you’ll automatically be entered to win… Continue Reading Episode 64: How Can 3D Printing Make Implants?

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