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Solve It! for Kids

The science podcast for curious & creative kids and their families.

Peek into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their every day jobs. Kids and families are then invited to take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves! Join Jennifer Swanson and Jedlie as they ask questions, solve problems, and offer challenges that take curiosity and creativity to a whole new level.
be sure to visit our web site, www.SolveItForKids.com to participate in our weekly challenges! If you do, you can be entered to win a free book. (Different book every month!)

Dec 7, 2021

Toilet Paper. It's something you use every day. But do you ever think about how it's MADE? We have chemical engineer Madion Matson on our show today to chat about the in-depth chemical and material processes that go into making the one thing none of us want to be without! Listen and you may just learn some surprising...


Nov 30, 2021

We all know that people have germs, but do WHALES have germs? Listen to this awesome chat with Dr. Amy Apprill of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as she explains that - YES, they do! Her team is doing some amazing research with whales that involve getting up close and personal with them as well as using drones...


Nov 23, 2021

Have you ever wondered how bridges are demolished? Engineers must use BIG cranes to do it. Listen to this FUN and fascinating chat with Bridge Engineer Luis Duque as he explains how they dismantle a bridge piece by piece. He even shares with us how bridge inspections are done and tells us about the very famous bridge he...


Nov 16, 2021

Snakes! If you've ever wonder what it would be like to work as a herptologist and handle snakes in a zoo, you're about to find out. Join us for our lively discussion with Herptology Curator Travis Land as he talks all about the slithering, side-winding creatures he works with on a daily basis. 


Nov 9, 2021

Teachers are amazingly innovative!  When music teacher Laurie Orth wanted to get her students to learn the recorder she decided to use SPACE to do it! Listen to this FUN, music-filled episode with STEAM pioneer educator Laurie as she teaches us how music and space go together! (We even get her to do a few songs...