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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 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

Challenge: Design your own Flying Car. Follow the steps HERE Draw a picture of it and 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 on the episode page, you will… Continue Reading Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

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Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

Meet the Expert:  Anthony Hazlett,  Aeronautical Engineer Anthony received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from RPI in 2013. Anthony completed a focused GE Aviation technical course on turbine engine design. He has an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts.  Anthony’s GE experiences include working in the PEC supporting F414 Single Engine Mechanical Systems, working in… Continue Reading Episode 27: Why Would You Want to Break a Flying Car?

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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?

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?

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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