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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!)

May 30, 2023

Earthquakes happen every day, all around the world. Since they are so prevalent, is there a way to predict just where and when they will occur? We have the fabulous Dr. Wendy Bohon, earthquake geologist and awesome science communicator, on our show today to discuss this groundbreaking topic! 

May 23, 2023

Did you watch the Orion spacecraft come back from its trip around the Moon? Besides the parachutes, what is one key piece of the spacecraft that helps to protect the astronauts upon re-entry? The heat shield!! But just how is a heat shield made and why is it so important? Take a listen to the fantastic Dr. Sarah...

May 16, 2023

Volcanoes are awesome natural events. They happen all over the Earth and on many celestial bodies. But why are they important? Skylar Hughes, volcano expert, a private tour guide for Big Island VIP, tells us what we can learn from volcanoes, particularly the ones located on the Big Island in Hawaii. Don't miss...

May 9, 2023

Ever wonder how plants survive in a desert or living high on the side of mountains? Take a listen to expert Gardener, author,  and broadcaster, Matthew Biggs, who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He gives us the inside scoop on these sturdy plants and how they survive such extreme habitats. Tons of great fun...

May 2, 2023

You have probably heard that artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, but did you know it's being used to help people with mobility challenges? Dr. Brenna Argall, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Robotics at Northwestern University and the Director of Argall Lab at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, is hear to...