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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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Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

Meet the Expert: Doug Wechsler, Biologist and Author Doug Wechsler takes his inspiration from the jungles, swamps and seashores of the world as well as from his own backyard. By showing the wonders of nature and its humorous side he hopes to motivate his readers to deepen their interest in their natural surroundings. He currently… Continue Reading Episode 39: Why Would You Want to Follow a Column of Army Ants?

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Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask That Works?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Pamela, McCauley, industrial engineer and Associate Dean at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pamela McCauley is an internationally recognized Industrial Engineering researcher, STEM advocate, university leader, seasoned entrepreneur, innovator and experienced federal Program Director. As an Industrial Engineering researcher, she is known for accomplishments in the development of fuzzy set theory… Continue Reading Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask That Works?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Challenge: Ask members of your family or friends if they would like to ride in a self-driving car and/or  if they think cars should drive by themselves? With your parents permission, send us your findings 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 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Mary  Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics at Duke University  Mary “Missy” Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the… Continue Reading Episode 36: How Can Cars Drive by Themselves?

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Episode 35: How Do You Preserve Wildlife Habitat in the City?

Challenge: FIND your Watershed! Use one of these two maps. Either the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) OR the EPA  (Environmental Protection Agency) Draw a picture of what  your watershed looks like or  make a list of  nature/animals you expect to see. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag… Continue Reading Episode 35: How Do You Preserve Wildlife Habitat in the City?

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Episode 33: BEASTLY BIONICS

After just ONE SEASON, the Solve It! for Kids podcast has been Named #1 of the Top 10 Best Podcasts for Home Learning by All Digital School. Did you know that Jed and Jennifer Jennifer Swanson became the Dean Of All Things STEM & STEAM on Jed’s Reading With Your Kids Podcast, an iHeart Radio… Continue Reading Episode 33: BEASTLY BIONICS

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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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