Engineering

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 author. She was born in India and grew up in Nigeria, and four provinces across Canada (Quebec, Newfoundland, Ontario, and Alberta). Maria has a B.Sc. in Engineering and currently resides in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and two… Continue Reading Episode 52: How Do Fossils Make Your Car Go?

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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 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 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

Meet the Expert:  Phillipe Cousteau, Jr. Philippe is a multi-Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. He has hosted numerous TV programs for Discovery, BBC, CNN, Travel Channel and more. Currently he is the host of the syndicated television show Xploration Awesome Planet, now in its sixth season. He and his wife Ashlan are… Continue Reading Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

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Episode 43: How Do We Learn?

Challenge: Try out Étienne’s Math Raps, then make one of your own! Acceleration: To speed from zero to more at any rate That increase of speed means accelerate Acceleration is how fast velocity ranges Watch for the time and distance changes Acute Triangles Some triangles aren’t right, some are just ugly Others are acute, with… Continue Reading Episode 43: How Do We Learn?

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Episode 42: Why Would You Want to Learn to Code Anyway?

Meet the Expert: Bryanne Leeming, Coder and Inventor Bryanne is the Founder & CEO of Unruly Studios, and inventor of their award-winning product, Unruly Splats. Unruly Splats engage elementary and middle school students with learning STEM skills and computer science through active recess-style play. Unruly Splats was recently awarded MassTLC’s 2019 Digital Transformation in Education.… Continue Reading Episode 42: Why Would You Want to Learn to Code Anyway?

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Episode 42: Why Do You Want to Learn to Code Anyway?

Challenge: Coding programs on a computer is a lot like creating the rules to your own game. Bryanne’s challenge is to pick a game and make it better by adding your own rules! 1) Write down the rules to your favorite game (like Tag, Hide and Seek, or Simon Says). 2) Add three NEW rules… Continue Reading Episode 42: Why Do You Want to Learn to Code Anyway?

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