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

Physical Science STEM Challenge & Podcast: Ion Collider! (distance learning)

Grade Levels 6th, 7th, 8th, 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. Inquiry based STEM challenge aligned with NGSS MS-PS3-3
  3. Full-length podcast with a real physicist!
  4.   Student challenge planning worksheets 
  5. Challenge rubric
  6. Resources to take the next step 

EXPLORE OUR FREE PODCAST LIBRARY

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

Meet the Expert: Darlene Lim Geobiologist and Principal investigator of human scientific exploration of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Kristen Lear Bat Conservationist & Science Communicator National Geographic Explorer,...

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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...

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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...

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