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Episode 70: Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of by Jet?

Meet the Expert: Norman Black, Retired Air Force Colonel and Payload Integrator Norman Black is a seasoned and tested space systems professional with over 25 years of highly specialized technical expertise and documented success in space and satellite operations for the military and civil agencies (NASA and the National Reconnaissance Office). He is a product… Continue Reading Episode 70: Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of by Jet?

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Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Ryan MacDonald, theoretical physicist   Dr. Ryan MacDonald is a theoretical astrophysicist researching exoplanet atmospheres at Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute. He develops techniques to characterize the atmospheres of these distant worlds using ground and space-based telescopes. Dr. MacDonald is currently working on modeling exoplanet atmospheres in preparation for the launch… Continue Reading Episode 69: Where are the Aliens?

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Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

  Challenge: Listen to the podcast and see if you can tell which is a black hole colliding and how close or far away it is. Did you get them right? Then look up information about a black hole or LIGO and draw a picture of gravitational waves or a black hole. With your parent’s… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists Listen to Black Holes?

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Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Eric Thrane, Cosmologist and Astrophysicist Dr. Thrane is  a Professor at Monash University in the School of Physics and Astronomy where he studies cosmology, astrophysics, and gravity. He specialises in astrophysical inference using data from gravitational-wave observatories to answer questions such as: how do compact binaries form, what is the fate… Continue Reading Episode 63: How Do Scientists LISTEN to Black Holes?

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Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

Meet the Expert: Bailey Burns, Systems Engineer   Bailey Burns is a systems engineer working for Raytheon and now Paragon Space Development Corporation. She is involved in planning the  next mission for the moon! Bailey is also the Rubik’s Brand Amabassador. She first started solving Rubik’s cubes in 7th grade when her math teacher taught… Continue Reading Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

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Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

Challenge: Make a list of all the ways that you can make your house (your spaceship) sustainable. For example, how can you save water? or maybe cut down on food waste. What can you come up with? With your parent’s permission, send us your list. Send us a picture  or share with us on our Twitter ,… Continue Reading Episode 61: How Do You Keep Astronauts Alive in Space?

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Episode 58: How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

Meet the Expert: Melinda Bradley, physicist and space educator Melinda Bradley is responsible for implementing a range of the Space Foundation’s space-inspired STEM educational programs including the Junior Space Entrepreneurship Program, Discover the Universe field trips and virtual programs as well as the Space Foundation Discovery Center’s public programming initiatives for students, teachers, and families.… Continue Reading Episode 58: How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

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Episode #57 What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

Meet the Expert:  Brian Franz, Mechanical engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA JPL) Brian’s fascination with space began in middle school and the Boy Scouts with the introduction of rockets. The journey in a career in space took its first big leap in the form of a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University… Continue Reading Episode #57 What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

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Episode #57: What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover on Mars?

  Challenge Learn about gravity on different planets. Use a pulley system to feel different weighs. Try this experiment here on Inventors of Tomorrow. With your parent’s permission, send us a picture or drawing of your pulley system. Send us a picture of our poster or share with us on our Twitter ,  Instagram  or Facebook page and… Continue Reading Episode #57: What Do You Need to Know to Operate a Rover 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 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

After Just One Season, the  Solve It For Kids podcast is in the Top 10% Of All Podcasts Worldwide! Listen to how it all began as we revisit the day our host Jennifer Swanson became the Dean Of All Things STEM & STEAM on Jed’s Reading With Your Kids Podcast, an iHeart Radio Award Nominee.… Continue Reading Episode 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

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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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