Engineering

Episode 29: 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 Episode 29: 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 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

Challenge: Design your own Flying Car. Follow the steps HERE Draw a picture of it and 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 on the episode page, you will… Continue Reading Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

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Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

Meet the Expert:  Anthony Hazlett,  Aeronautical Engineer Anthony received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from RPI in 2013. Anthony completed a focused GE Aviation technical course on turbine engine design. He has an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts.  Anthony’s GE experiences include working in the PEC supporting F414 Single Engine Mechanical Systems, working in… Continue Reading Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

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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 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Meet the Expert: Wendy Collinson, Road Ecologist   Wendy Collinson works in South Africa for an organization called the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is the manager of the Wildlife and Transport Programme. She studies the effects that transport has on wildlife and how we can prevent it. Wendy is continuing to motivate for further research… Continue Reading Episode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

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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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