Oceans

Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

  Challenge: Take a few “bad” pictures  of things or people around your house. Maybe in in bad lighting or an extreme close up, and  see if your friends and family can identify it. If they get it right ask how did you know what this was? This is basically how Dr Patterson trains Fetch… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

Meet the Expert: Mark Patterson, PhD.  Marine Biologist, Engineer, Aquanaut Hi, I’m a marine biologist, engineer, and underwater explorer. I got my start exploring the underwater world at age 6 when my dad taught me to snorkel in the lakes of upstate NY and Canada. When I was 16, I saved money from delivering newspapers… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Justine Jackson-Ricketts Justine is  a freelance writer, editor, and reviewer,  who now mainly focuses on science education. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. For my Ph.D., she studied a threatened species of Irrawaddy dolphin in Thailand. Her research involved “community ecology”,… Continue Reading Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

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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 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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Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Meet the Expert:  Carlee Jackson, Marine Turtle Specialist  Originally from Detroit, MI, Carlee moved to Florida and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She is currently  a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature center, where she helps monitor sea turtle nesting activity along the beaches of Boca… Continue Reading Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

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Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Challenge: Make your own recycling bin and decorate it (maybe with turtles) and use it to pick up trash on the beach! And also, use less plastic, if possible With your parents permission, send us a picture of what your cool recycling bin via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram… Continue Reading Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

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Episode 12: How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

Meet the Expert:  Keith Ellenbogen Keith Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer with a focus on environmental conservation. Through Keith’s photography, he seeks to evoke a sense of discovery and create intimate, personal connections to inspire positive social change and a global understanding of the world around us. Keith is currently an assistant Professor of… Continue Reading Episode 12: How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

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Episode 12: How Do you Photograph a Shark…Safely?

Challenge:   Pick a shark that you like and do some research on it. See what cool facts you can learn. Then draw  your own picture of the shark and share it with your family and friends. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on… Continue Reading Episode 12: How Do you Photograph a Shark…Safely?

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