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Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Bob Williams, Astronomer Dr. Robert Williams is currently Astronomer Emeritus at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, and the Donald Osterbrock Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1993-98 he served as Director of STScI, which with Goddard Space Flight Center operates Hubble Space Telescope for NASA… Continue Reading Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

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Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

Challenge: Build Your Own Telescope Either make a simple one like HERE     OR purchase a Telescope Kit that you can find in a store or online Draw a picture of what you see. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

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Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

Challenge: Observe how you act when you are by yourself versus when you are in a group. Do you do things differently? Does the group work differently? Write a paragraph or draw a picture of what you see that’s different. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us… Continue Reading Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

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Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Jane Frommer, Organomatallic Chemist, Nanotechnology Dr. Jane Frommer is a researcher in Science and Technology at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Tufts University with biochemical research projects at MIT and Mass General Hospital. After receiving a Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from… Continue Reading Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

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Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

  Challenge: Take a few “bad” pictures  of things or people around your house. Maybe in in bad lighting or an extreme close up, and  see if your friends and family can identify it. If they get it right ask how did you know what this was? This is basically how Dr Patterson trains Fetch… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

Meet the Expert: Mark Patterson, PhD.  Marine Biologist, Engineer, Aquanaut Hi, I’m a marine biologist, engineer, and underwater explorer. I got my start exploring the underwater world at age 6 when my dad taught me to snorkel in the lakes of upstate NY and Canada. When I was 16, I saved money from delivering newspapers… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

Meet the Expert:  Diana Fontaine Diana Fontaine is a Ph.D. student using genetic techniques to study phytoplankton diversity. She is interested in understanding how environmental stressors associated with climate change affect phytoplankton community dynamics and thus, overall ecosystem function. Prior to working in the Rynearson Lab at URI-GSO, she spent two years as a plankton… Continue Reading Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

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Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

Challenge: Extract DNA from a strawberry following these directions HERE  Draw a picture of what you recover. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you… Continue Reading Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

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Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

Challenge: Go outside and find a bit of  science interests you. Now  draw it. Be sure to add things into your picture that can’t be conveyed in words. Use your art to illustrate the science! With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram… Continue Reading Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

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Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Justine Jackson-Ricketts Justine is  a freelance writer, editor, and reviewer,  who now mainly focuses on science education. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. For my Ph.D., she studied a threatened species of Irrawaddy dolphin in Thailand. Her research involved “community ecology”,… Continue Reading Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

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