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Episode 40: How Can 2 + 2 Equal Cleaner Skies?

Meet the Expert:  Janice Lao, Environmental Scientist and Development Economist Janice Lao’s life’s work is in making businesses a force for good. She has a rare combination of deep scientific and cross-discipline knowledge, and the ability to engage and communicate effectively. For over 20 years, she has been multi-awarded internationally for her work in sustainability,… 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 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 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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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 32: The BEST of the OCEAN

Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday hiatus, but we didn’t want to leave you without your STEM/STEAM fix, so we came up with a few clips of some our BEST podcasts. This theme is OCEAN!! Take a listen.   Click on the title if you want to hear the entire podcast forCarlee… Continue Reading Episode 32: The BEST of the OCEAN

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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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Episode 29: 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 Episode 29: Can You Look Back in Time to See How Galaxies Were Formed?

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Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

Challenge: Observe how you act when you are by yourself versus when you are in a group. Do you do things differently? Does the group work differently? Write a paragraph or draw a picture of what you see that’s different. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us… Continue Reading Episode 28: What is Nanotechnology Anyway?

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