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Episode 8: Challenge

  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…

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Episode 7: How Do You Build an Underwater “Spaceship”?

Meet the Expert: Fabien Cousteau   Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. In the following years, and as…

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Episode Challenge 7

Challenge: Draw a picture of what YOU think the next underwater habitat should look like! Will it be like Aquarius? Or the International Space Station (but underwater)? Or will you come up with something incrediby new and amazing? Fabien wants to know! With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and tag…

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Episode 6: How Do You Live in Space?

Meet the Scientist:  Cady Coleman, Astronaut   Cady Coleman is a scientist, wife, mother, pilot, musician, retired NASA Astronaut, and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions and a six-month trip aboard the International Space Station (ISS). As a public speaker, Cady draws from her time in NASA and her missions on the ISS to…

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Episode Challenge 6

Challenge: Find the International Space Station (ISS)  in the sky. Use the website Spot the Station  to discover when and where the ISS will pass over your house. (Maybe even wave to the astronauts as they pass over) Then draw a picture of a place you might like to live in space. With your parent’s…

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Episode 5: How Do You Compose Music that is as Big as the Universe?

Meet The Expert:  Eric Whitacre Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of today’s most popular and performed musicians. His works are programmed worldwide by orchestras and choirs, while his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 different countries. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Eric served two…

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Episode Challenge 5

    CHALLENGE: Compose an original piece of music using the following parameters:    *   Create a piece that is no more than 1 minute in length    *   Use only 3 notes     *  Take only 1 day to do this With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and…

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Episode Challenge 4

CHALLENGE: Make an Accordian drawing pad. Use it to draw your illustrations. Practice making characters with different emotions: happy, sad, angry, smiling, etc.  Take a picture of your accorian drawing pad. With your parents permission, send it to us via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or  Instagram account @kidssolve  Vanessa would LOVE…

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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…

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Episode 3: How Do We Restore Our Connection to Water?

Meet the Scientist:  Dr. Kelsey Leonard  As a water scientist and protector, Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making. Dr. Kelsey Leonard represents the Shinnecock Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean, which is charged with protecting America’s ocean ecosystems and coastlines. She also…

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