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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…

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

Meet the Expert:   Suzanne Slade, Mechanical Engineer and Children’s Author Suzanne Slade is the award-winning 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. In…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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: How Do You Live in Space?

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

    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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