Engineering

Episode 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

  Challenge: Do Dr. Tufft’s Egg Drop Challenge to see what happens when two objects collide. You can find it HERE With your parents permission, send us a picture of your egg drop experiment via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR… Continue Reading Episode 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

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Episode 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Marsha Tufft, Engineer and Author Dr. Tufft has  degrees in mechanical (BSME-Purdue), aerospace (MSAsE- University of Cincinnati), and materials engineering (Ph.D.- University of Dayton). She worked 30+ years that I worked as an engineer professionally at GE Aviation .She is also an active volunteer with GE volunteers and Girl Scouts of… Continue Reading Episode 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

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Episode 40: How Can 2 +2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

  Challenge: Create your own family formula by observing your family. Discover how often each person talks at the dinner table or how often the dog has to go outside. Create a math problem around that. With your parents permission, send us your math problem via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter… Continue Reading Episode 40: How Can 2 +2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

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Episode 40: How Can 2 + 2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

Meet the Expert:  Janice Lao, Environmental Scientist and Development Economist Janice Lao’s life’s work is in making businesses a force for good. She has a rare combination of deep scientific and cross-discipline knowledge, and the ability to engage and communicate effectively. For over 20 years, she has been multi-awarded internationally for her work in sustainability,… Continue Reading Episode 40: How Can 2 + 2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

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Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

Challenge: Go outside and pretend you are an Army ant. See how many different insects you can find. Make a sketch of what you find or take a picture of it. With your parents permission, send us your sketch or picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

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Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask that Works?

Super Mask Evaluator Challenge 1. Does it completely COVER their nose, mouth, and rest on the chin on the bottom? (i.e., does it come up to at least the middle part of the bridge of the nose; is it sagging and not touching the bottom of the chin?) 2. Do the ear loops fit COMFORTABLY… Continue Reading Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask that Works?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Challenge: Ask members of your family or friends if they would like to ride in a self-driving car and/or  if they think cars should drive by themselves? With your parents permission, send us your findings 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 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Mary  Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics at Duke University  Mary “Missy” Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the… Continue Reading Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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Episode 33: BEASTLY BIONICS

After just ONE SEASON, the Solve It! for Kids podcast has been Named #1 of the Top 10 Best Podcasts for Home Learning by All Digital School. Did you know that Jed and Jennifer Jennifer Swanson became the Dean Of All Things STEM & STEAM on Jed’s Reading With Your Kids Podcast, an iHeart Radio… Continue Reading Episode 33: BEASTLY BIONICS

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Episode 29: 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 Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

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