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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 Can You Look Back in Time to Learn How Galaxies are Formed?

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Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

Challenge: Build Your Own Telescope Either make a simple one like HERE     OR purchase a Telescope Kit that you can find in a store or online Draw a picture of what you see. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve… Continue Reading Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

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Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Jane Frommer, Organomatallic Chemist, Nanotechnology Dr. Jane Frommer is a researcher in Science and Technology at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Tufts University with biochemical research projects at MIT and Mass General Hospital. After receiving a Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from… Continue Reading Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

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Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

Meet the Expert:  Diana Fontaine Diana Fontaine is a Ph.D. student using genetic techniques to study phytoplankton diversity. She is interested in understanding how environmental stressors associated with climate change affect phytoplankton community dynamics and thus, overall ecosystem function. Prior to working in the Rynearson Lab at URI-GSO, she spent two years as a plankton… Continue Reading Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

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Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

Challenge: Extract DNA from a strawberry following these directions HERE  Draw a picture of what you recover. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you… Continue Reading Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

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Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

Challenge: Go outside and find a bit of  science interests you. Now  draw it. Be sure to add things into your picture that can’t be conveyed in words. Use your art to illustrate the science! With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram… Continue Reading Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

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Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

Meet the Expert:  Jason Chin, Award-winning author/illustrator of science books for children Jason Chin combines imaginative storytelling with intriguing science to create books that enchant and educate.  He is is the author and illustrator of Grand Canyon which received a Caldecott Honor and Sibert Honor.   His other books include Redwoods, Island: A Story of the Galápagos, Nine Months written by… Continue Reading Episode 24: How Do You Draw Science?

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Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

  Challenge: Dr. Justine challenges everyont to be more aware of your environment, go outside, take a picture of something where you live that could be made better. With your parents permission, send us your picture 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 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

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Episode 22: How Can You Use Science to Restore a Beautiful Masterpiece

Meet the Expert:  Suzanne Quillen Lomax, Senior Conservation Scientist, The National Gallery of Art Suzanne Quillen Lomax received her Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Maryland, and then went to Northwestern University, where she performed postdoctoral research in organic photochemistry. Dr. Lomax has been working as an organic chemist in the Scientific Research… Continue Reading Episode 22: How Can You Use Science to Restore a Beautiful Masterpiece

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Episode 21: How Do you Capture Live, Venomous Lionfish for Scientists?

Challenge: Create some lion fish art, google to see what it looks like, draw or create a digital image or dress up like a lion fish With your parents permission, send us your picture 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 21: How Do you Capture Live, Venomous Lionfish for Scientists?

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