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Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Anne Estes, biologist   Dr. Anne Estes is an integrative biologist interested in the effect of the host diet and physiology on the genome and evolution of the host’s microbiome. The Estes laboratory at Towson University examines the effect of diet and antibiotic perturbation of the dung beetle digestive system microbiome,… Continue Reading Episode 62: How are YOU Like a Dung Beetle?

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Episode 59: How Can Science Help Us to Solve Crimes?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Kelly Elkins, biochemist and forensic scientist  Dr. Kelly Elkins is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Towson University and a founding tri-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forensic Science Education. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Keene State College in 1997 and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemistry from Clark University in 2001 and 2003,… Continue Reading Episode 59: How Can Science Help Us to Solve Crimes?

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Episode 59: How Can Science Help Use to Solve Crimes?

Challenge: Do an experiment to extract DNA from a strawberry. You can search for one on the internet or try this here by Steve Spangler OR if you’re family has done one of the genealogy tests, look through it to see what traits have been passed down from your ancestors. With your parent’s permission, send… Continue Reading Episode 59: How Can Science Help Use to Solve Crimes?

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Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

Challenge Learn more about crickets. Draw one and make sure it you include what it eats. With your parent’s permission, consider trying a cricket of your own. Check out Entomo Farms and order a cricket for lunch… yours! Send us a picture of our poster or share with us on our Twitter ,  Instagram  or Facebook page and… Continue Reading Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

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Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

Meet the Expert: David Brown, biologist and wildlife conservationist David Brown is a biologist, wildlife conservationist, and environmental educator. He has researched giraffe population genetics, and along with his colleagues discovered that many of the giraffe subspecies in the wild may be distinct species. David has written for National Geographic Kids, Highlights, and Mongabay.com. For Celebrating… Continue Reading Episode 55: How Do You Find a Hidden Giraffe?

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Episode 52: How Can Fossils Make Your Car Go?

Go around your house and see how many things you can find that are made from oil and/or gas. Draw a picture of a few of the items and with your parents permission, send us a picture of what you saw  via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter, Facebook,  or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 52: How Can Fossils Make Your Car Go?

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Episode 52: How Do Fossils Make Your Car Go?

Meet the Expert: Maria Marianayagam, Chemical Engineer   Maria Marianayagam is a Sri Lankan-Canadian chemical engineer and children’s book author. She was born in India and grew up in Nigeria, and four provinces across Canada (Quebec, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Alberta). Maria’s first career involved figuring out how to recover oil and gas safely. Given the… Continue Reading Episode 52: How Do Fossils Make Your Car Go?

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Episode 51: How Do We FEEL Things? #BrainScience

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Theanne Griffith, Neuroscientist and Children’s Author Theanne Griffith is a neuroscientist and children’s book author. Since she was a little girl, she’s loved both storytelling and science. Her books blend these two passions, taking young readers on out of this world science adventures they’ll never forget. Her debut chapter book series,… Continue Reading Episode 51: How Do We FEEL Things? #BrainScience

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Episode 51 How Do We Feel Things? #BrainScience

  Challenge: Do one of these brain challenges faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chtouch.html With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you learned  via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter, Facebook,  or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you will be entered… Continue Reading Episode 51 How Do We Feel Things? #BrainScience

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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 49: The BEST of the OCEAN…Replay (and WELCOME to Our New Co-host!)

Please give a huge welcome to our new co-host, Jeff Gonyea!!  You can read more about him here: Our regular podcast will resume next week. In the mean time, please enjoy a few clips of some our BEST of the OCEAN podcasts.   Click on the title if you want to hear the entire podcast… Continue Reading Episode 49: The BEST of the OCEAN…Replay (and WELCOME to Our New Co-host!)

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