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Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

Meet the Expert: Jonathan Lopes, Lego Master Builder and Artist Jonathan Lopes is a renowned artist who works within the medium of LEGO bricks.  He focuses on a variety of genres including urban landscapes, conceptual art, and life-sized sculptures and is well known for his realistic and gritty urban scenes. He has been complimented as… Continue Reading Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

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Episode 18: How Do you Build Art with Legos?

  Challenge:  Create a simple, imaginative structure of your own. You can sketch it out beforehand if you want, but don’t use official directions. Just let your imagination roam free! With your parents permission, send us a picture of what your cool recycling bin via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or… Continue Reading Episode 18: How Do you Build Art with Legos?

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

  Challenge:      Build and Test your OWN Rocket. Follow these directions:                     With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you fixed via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge… Continue Reading Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

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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 award-winning 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. In… Continue Reading Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

  Challenge:  Draw a picture of a bat and something the bat would need to live (insect, nectar) and where they would live (tree, cave).  Take a picture of your creation. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

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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 is the founder of Conservify and a National Geographic Explorer and Fellow. He is an engineer and conservation technologist that works with communities, NGOs, and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies that can help with their greatest conservation challenges. His… Continue Reading Episode 8: How Do you Use Technology to Help Conserve the Planet?

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

  CHALLENGE: Connect with Nature! Download the iNaturalist app and use it in your backyard. Draw a picture of one or two plants or trees you see. With your parents permission, send it to us via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge… Continue Reading Episode 8: Challenge– How Do you Use Technology to Help Conserve the Planet?

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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 Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. In the following years, and as… Continue Reading Episode 7: How Do You Build an Underwater “Spaceship”?

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Episode Challenge 7– What Would You Bring to an Underwater “Spaceship”?

Challenge: Draw a picture of what YOU think the next underwater habitat should look like! Will it be like Aquarius? Or the International Space Station (but underwater)? Or will you come up with something incrediby new and amazing? Fabien wants to know! With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and tag… Continue Reading Episode Challenge 7– What Would You Bring to an Underwater “Spaceship”?

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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 all cultures through her work, and hopes to inspire young readers to find their own voices.   Vanessa Brantley Newton was born during the Civil Rights movement, and attended school in Newark, NJ. She was part of a diverse, tight-knit community and… Continue Reading Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

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