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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, to participate in our weekly challenges! If you do, you can be entered to win a free book. (Different book every month!)

Jun 29, 2021

Ever watch those crime TV shows and wonder how the forensic scientists process all that evidence? Listen to this fun and informative chat with Dr. Kelly Elkins, biochemist and forensic scientist. Learn all about DNA, fingerprints, and solving for clues! 

Jun 22, 2021

Physicist and Space Education specialist Melinda Bradley talks to us about how PHYSICS is all around us. Forces determine how we will travel to space, work in it, and yes, even one day perhaps discover aliens. This fact-filled and FUN chat will have you gravitating to a new way of looking at the world! Check out...

Jun 15, 2021

Ever wonder how engineers on Earth operate Rovers on another planet? It's not as easy as you think. Listen to our podcast with NASA JPL mechanical engineer Brian Franz who has worked on both the Perserverance and Curiosity Rovers on MARS!! He gives us a peek behind the scenes of daily Rover operations. This...

Jun 8, 2021

Join the Solve It for Kids hosts Jennifer and Jeff and their guest, Entomologist Devan George, on this trip through the science of tiny creatures-- BUGS! Learn about the types of bugs Devan studies and why YOU should try a cricket for lunch. (Hint: it's not only tasty, it's also nutritious) 

Jun 1, 2021

Listen to this awesome chat with giraffe scientist and wildlife conservationist David Brown as we chat about all the different ways scientists can tell giraffes apart. Did you know a group of giraffes is called a tower? Learn this and more fun facts about giraffes like how their spots help them to hide in...