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Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

  Challenge: Listen to the podcast and see if you can tell which is a black hole colliding and how close or far away it is. Did you get them right? Then look up information about a black hole or LIGO and draw a picture of gravitational waves or a black hole. With your parent’s… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

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Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Eric Thrane, Cosmologist and Astrophysicist Dr. Thrane is  a Professor at Monash University in the School of Physics and Astronomy where he studies cosmology, astrophysics, and gravity. He specialises in astrophysical inference using data from gravitational-wave observatories to answer questions such as: how do compact binaries form, what is the fate… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

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Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

Meet the Expert: Bailey Burns, Systems Engineer   Bailey Burns is a systems engineer working for Raytheon and now Paragon Space Development Corporation. She is involved in planning the  next mission for the moon! Bailey is also the Rubik’s Brand Amabassador. She first started solving Rubik’s cubes in 7th grade when her math teacher taught… Continue Reading Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

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Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

Challenge: Make a list of all the ways that you can make your house (your spaceship) sustainable. For example, how can you save water? or maybe cut down on food waste. What can you come up with? With your parent’s permission, send us your list. Send us a picture  or share with us on our Twitter ,… Continue Reading Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

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How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

  Challenge: Experience Physics around your  house. Look at gravity, friction, time, and more. Write down a few experiments that you tried. How do you think these forces would work in microgravity in space? Draw a picture or send us a note about what you learned? With your parent’s permission, send us a picture or… Continue Reading How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

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Episode 58: How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

Meet the Expert: Melinda Bradley, physicist and space educator Melinda Bradley is responsible for implementing a range of the Space Foundation’s space-inspired STEM educational programs including the Junior Space Entrepreneurship Program, Discover the Universe field trips and virtual programs as well as the Space Foundation Discovery Center’s public programming initiatives for students, teachers, and families.… Continue Reading Episode 58: How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

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Episode #57 What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

Meet the Expert:  Brian Franz, Mechanical engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA JPL) Brian’s fascination with space began in middle school and the Boy Scouts with the introduction of rockets. The journey in a career in space took its first big leap in the form of a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University… Continue Reading Episode #57 What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

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Episode #57: What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

  Challenge Learn about gravity on different planets. Use a pulley system to feel different weighs. Try this experiment here on Inventors of Tomorrow. With your parent’s permission, send us a picture or drawing of your pulley system. Send us a picture of our poster or share with us on our Twitter ,  Instagram  or Facebook page and… Continue Reading Episode #57: What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

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Episode 50: How Do You Have a Snowball Fight on Mars?

    Challenge: Take a photo of yourself on Mars (or in mission control) with NASA’s Mars Photo Booth Record a message and hear how your voice sounds on Mars Send your name to Mars and get your own Mars Boarding Pass Check out HiRISE Mars photos in the MARS IS book trailer See all of HiRISE’s phenomenal Mars… Continue Reading Episode 50: How Do You Have a Snowball Fight on Mars?

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Episode 50: How Do You Have a Snowball Fight on Mars?

Meet the Expert:  Suzanne Slade, Mechanical Engineer and Children’s Author Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author 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.… Continue Reading Episode 50: How Do You Have a Snowball Fight on Mars?

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Episode 48: The BEST of Space… Again (and Big News for the Podcast)

  Solve It for Kids podcast is has some BIG NEWS– We are getting a new cohost! Jedlie has decided to spend more time with is HUGELY popular Reading with Your Kids Podcast so Jeff Gonyea will be joining Jennifer as a new cohost. The first episode of Jennifer and Jeff will premiere April 26th.… Continue Reading Episode 48: The BEST of Space… Again (and Big News for the Podcast)

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Episode 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

After Just One Season, the  Solve It For Kids podcast is in the Top 10% Of All Podcasts Worldwide! Listen to how it all began as we revisit the day our host Jennifer Swanson became the Dean Of All Things STEM & STEAM on Jed’s Reading With Your Kids Podcast, an iHeart Radio Award Nominee.… Continue Reading Episode 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

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