Technology

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…

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

Challenge: Do the paper chromotagraphy experiment that Dr. Lomax described in the podcast Take a look at this video for hints on how to do this 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…

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

Meet the Expert: Grant Lockridge, Diving Officer Grant is the Diving Officer and lead engineering technician for Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. As the diving officer, Grant is in charge of preparing the dives for scientists who come down to Dauphin Island to conduct research. He goes out and surveys the area in advance…

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Episode 20: What is Antimatter and Why Does it Matter to Us?

Meet the Expert: Dr.  Chloé Malbrunot, particle physicist Dr. Malbrunot is  a physicist working at CERN which is the largest international physics laboratory in the world. It hosts the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful machine accelerating protons to the highest energies humankind ever achieved. She works on the low energy side on the laboratory….

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Episode 20: What is Antimatter and Why Does it Matter to Us?

  Challenge: Go out and look at everyday things, think about the physics and how you encounter anti-matter in your daily life. Draw a picture or make a list of things you find. With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve…

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Episode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Meet the Expert: Wendy Collinson, Road Ecologist   Wendy Collinson works in South Africa for an organization called the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is the manager of the Wildlife and Transport Programme. She studies the effects that transport has on wildlife and how we can prevent it. Wendy is continuing to motivate for further research…

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Epsiode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Challenge: Check  out the iNaturalist app or any other conservation app to see how you can help with the wildlife in your area. Draw a picture or make a list of ways you intend to help. With your parents permission, send us your  picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or…

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Episode 18: How Do You Create Art with Legos?

Meet the Expert: Jonathan Lopes, Lego Master Builder and Artist Jonathan Lopes is a renowned artist who works within the medium of LEGO bricks.  He focuses on a variety of genres including urban landscapes, conceptual art, and life-sized sculptures and is well known for his realistic and gritty urban scenes. He has been complimented as…

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

  Challenge:      Build and Test your OWN Rocket. Follow these directions:                     With your parents permission, send us a picture of what you fixed via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge…

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Episode 16: How Do You Test a Rocket Without Blowing It Up?

Meet the Expert:   Suzanne Slade, Mechanical Engineer and Children’s Author Suzanne Slade is the award-winning of over 140 books for children. A mechanical engineer by degree who worked on rockets and car braking systems.  Suzanne worked for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems in CA on Delta and Titan rockets and Delta-Star spacecraft purchased by NASA. In…

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