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Episode 73: How Do You Keep Zoo Animals Happy?

Challenge: How would you design an exhibit for two animals. One of the animals that you might not like, and one for an animal that you do like. Share your observations with us by LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW  about your experience of designing an exhibit or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page  and… Continue Reading Episode 73: How Do You Keep Zoo Animals Happy?

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

Challenge:  Understand the structure of the Earth’s Atmosphere Use a series of boxes and stack them on top of each other. Each box represents a layer of the atmosphere. Ask yourself what takes place in these layers? (Hint: check out this link from UCAR Center for Science Education for help) Send us a picture or… Continue Reading Episode 70: Why Do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of by Jet?

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Episode 67: What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest?

  Challenge: Go outside and watch an animal, observe its behavior. What is it doing? How does it use the parts of its body to move, eat, or just participate in its surroundings? Then write it down in your journal. Send us your information or share with us on our Twitter , Instagram or Facebook page and you’ll… Continue Reading Episode 67: What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest?

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How Can Physics Help Us to Capture an Alien?

  Challenge: Experience Physics around your  house. Look at gravity, friction, time, and more. Write down a few experiments that you tried. How do you think these forces would work in microgravity in space? Draw a picture or send us a note about what you learned? With your parent’s permission, send us a picture or… Continue Reading 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?

  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 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

  Challenge: YOU try it! Gather information that you can find from sources online, observation, other weather shows, and see how well you can do predicting the weather for 7 days. How did it go? Were you correct? Close? Far off? It’s not as easy as it looks is it? Send us your weather predictions… Continue Reading Episode 53: How Can You Stay Dry on a Rainy Day?

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Episode 51 How Do We Feel Things? #BrainScience

  Challenge: Do one of these brain challenges faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chtouch.html With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you learned  via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter, Facebook,  or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you will be entered… Continue Reading Episode 51 How Do We Feel Things? #BrainScience

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Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

Challenge: Go outside in your backyard or a park  and count all of the different organisms you see. How many did you find? 10? 20? 50?  Draw a picture of some of the creatures or take a photo. With your parent’s permission, email us at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Instagram or Twitter @kidssolve.… Continue Reading Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

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Episode 46: How Do You Photograph Animals at Night?

  Challenge: Set up a camera at night to see what you can capture. Follow Tony’s instructions in the podcast or click HERE: If you want, share your picture  with us by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram or emailing us through our website podcast@solveitforkids.com You could be entered to win a free copy of… Continue Reading Episode 46: How Do You Photograph Animals at Night?

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Episode 43: How Do We Learn?

Challenge: Try out Étienne’s Math Raps, then make one of your own! Acceleration: To speed from zero to more at any rate That increase of speed means accelerate Acceleration is how fast velocity ranges Watch for the time and distance changes Acute Triangles Some triangles aren’t right, some are just ugly Others are acute, with… Continue Reading Episode 43: How Do We Learn?

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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 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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