For Teachers – In Person and Distance Learning

Give your students a peek into the life of real scientists, engineers, and experts and challenge them to use curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity! The perfect way to integrate STEM in the elementary classroom while developing problem solving and listening skills.

What is a podcast - how to use a podcast in distance learning

Podcasts are a fun and engaging tool to use in the classroom. If you are looking to get started, this ‘what is a podcast’ video is the perfect place to start! Learn what a podcast is and helpful listening tips for elementary students from children’s author and Solve It For Kids! podcast co-host Jennifer Swanson.

Solve It! for kids - Episode 1

STEM Career Lesson: How Do You Map an Underwater Forest?

Grade Levels 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool

How do you map an underwater forest? Hear from Dr. Brian Helmuth about life as an aquanaut, then try it yourself through visualization, fun classroom activities, interactive podcast episode, and a hands-on STEM Challenge!

Purchase includes:

  1. What is a podcast? introductory video
  2. 45-minute 5E lesson plan
  3. Student Solve It! Pack (graphic organizer, scaffolded listening guide, and reflection sheet)
  4. Answer key for Student Solve It! Pack
  5. Reflection grading checklist
  6. Exclusive link to podcast episode
  7. Aquanaut! For Kids flyer
  8. Access to online bonus content to keep exploring

Civil Engineering Lesson: Moving Water

Grade Levels 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool

How do you move water where you want it to go? Hear from TeMika Grooms about life as a Civil Engineer, then try it yourself through visualization, fun activities, interactive kid focused podcast episode, and a hands-on engineering Challenge!

Purchase includes:

  1. What is a podcast? introductory video
  2. 45-minute 5E lesson plan
  3. Student Solve It! Pack (graphic organizer, scaffolded listening guide, and reflection sheet)
  4. Answer key for Student Solve It! Pack
  5. Reflection grading checklist
  6. Exclusive link to podcast episode
  7. Civil Engineer! For Kids flyer
  8. Access to online bonus content to keep exploring

Space Music Lesson, STEAM Challenge, & Podcast: Be a Music Composer!

Grade Levels 4th, 5th, Homeschool

How do you compose music as big as the universe? Hear from Conductor and Composer Eric Whitacre, then try it yourself through visualization, fun activities, interactive kid focused podcast episode, and a hands-on music composition Challenge!

Purchase includes:

  1. What is a podcast? introductory video
  2. 45-minute 5E lesson plan
  3. Student Solve It! Pack (graphic organizer, scaffolded listening guide, and reflection sheet)
  4. Answer key for Student Solve It! Pack
  5. Reflection grading checklist
  6. Exclusive link to podcast episode
  7. Music Composer! For Kids flyer
  8. Access to online bonus content to keep exploring

EXPLORE OUR FREE PODCAST LIBRARY

Episode 1: How Do You Map an Underwater Forest?

Meet the Scientist: Brian Helmuth Brian Helmuth, PhD., is an aquanaut and marine environmental...

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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!...

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

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...

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

Meet The Expert:  Eric Whitacre Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one...

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Episode 6: How Do You Live in Space?

Meet the Scientist:  Cady Coleman, Astronaut   Cady Coleman is a scientist, wife, mother,...

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Episode 7: How Do You Build an Underwater “Spaceship”?

Meet the Expert: Fabien Cousteau   Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of...

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Episode 8: How Do you Use Technology to Help Conserve the Planet?

Meet the Expert: Shah Selbe Engineer and Conservation Technologist, National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe...

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