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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 Wendy Lawrence graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and earned her “Wings of Gold” in 1982. As a Navy helicopter pilot, she made several deployments to the North Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Kenya,… Continue Reading Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

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Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

Challenge:   Look around their house, and with your parent’s permission,  find something that is broken. But you have to fix it just using stuff you have around the house. Be creative (and SAFE!) With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you fixed via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our… Continue Reading Episode 15: How Do You Fix a Helicopter with Dippity-Doo?

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Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want it to Go?

Challenge: Gather  2 straws, some water,  some oil (vegetable or corn) and a  bowl. You are going to pour the water and oil through the straws and into the bowl. Make a hypothesis. Which one do you think will flow faster and why? Now pour water into one straw, pour oil into second straw.  Was… Continue Reading Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want it to Go?

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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 inspired by the power of art and technology to influence change in society.  She uses her creative and technical skills to support teams developing landscapes, buildings, airports, roadways and play spaces. She currently works as a Project Engineer developing utility designs… Continue Reading Episode 13: How Do You Move Water to Where You Want It to Go?

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Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

    Challenge:   Watch this You-Tube video of how you carve a tooth out of soap. Then do it yourself. Be sure to be safe while doing this and have an adult supervise/help you if necessary.  With your parents permission, send us a picture of your tooth via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on… Continue Reading Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

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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 Newnan, GA. She attended undergrad at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Biology. Dr. Swanson earned her DMD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of the American Dental Association on a local, state,… Continue Reading Episode 11: How Do You Build Teeth Out of Soap?

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Episode 10: How Do You Measure Particles That Can’t Be Seen?

Meet the Expert:   Gene Van Buren Gene Van Buren, PhD,  is a nuclear physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). After moving around from the Philippines, to the U.S. Midwest, to its South, he found an interest in math as an overarching language in physics and computers. He pursued engineering and physics degrees at Washington University… Continue Reading Episode 10: How Do You Measure Particles That Can’t Be Seen?

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

Meet the Expert: Darlene Lim Geobiologist and Principal investigator of human scientific exploration of our solar system (Mars) with NASA   Darlene Lim, PhD, is a geobiologist based at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is actively involved in the development of operational concepts for human scientific exploration of our solar system.  She is also the… Continue Reading Episode 9: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

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

                    Challenge:  Keep a daily diary during the pandemic and write down what you do, or draw pictures of what is going on in your life. Write down some fun things that make you happy! This is something the astronauts will have to do as they… Continue Reading Episode 9 Challenge: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

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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 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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