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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 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Marsha Tufft, Engineer and Author Dr. Tufft has  degrees in mechanical (BSME-Purdue), aerospace (MSAsE- University of Cincinnati), and materials engineering (Ph.D.- University of Dayton). She worked 30+ years that I worked as an engineer professionally at GE Aviation .She is also an active volunteer with GE volunteers and Girl Scouts of… Continue Reading Episode 41: Why Do We Need to Know How Things Break?

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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?

Super Mask Evaluator Challenge 1. Does it completely COVER their nose, mouth, and rest on the chin on the bottom? (i.e., does it come up to at least the middle part of the bridge of the nose; is it sagging and not touching the bottom of the chin?) 2. Do the ear loops fit COMFORTABLY… Continue Reading Episode 38: How Do You Make a Mask that Works?

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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 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

Challenge: Make a plaster cast, one you might need if you find BigFoot. Follow the directions HERE 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 OR just leave a comment below about the episode, you… Continue Reading Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

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Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

Meet the Expert: Lija Fisher, Cryptozoologist and Author Lija Fisher is the author of funny adventure novels for kids that explore the world of cryptozoology, or the search for legendary animals that might be real. Her debut novel. THE CRYPTID CATCHER (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior… Continue Reading Episode 37: How Can We Know if Bigfoot Exists?

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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?

SEASON TWO OPENER!! Meet the Expert: Suzanne Simpson, Ecologist and Land Stewardship Director Suzanne oversees the protection and enhancement of BLC’s conservation lands, as well as the Spring Creek Nature Trail and the No Child Left Inside environmental education program. She is responsible for assessing the ecological values of new conservation projects and maintaining key… Continue Reading Episode 35: How Do You Preserve Wildlife Habitat in the City?

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