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Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

    The Solve It for Kids Podcast team is on their last week of holiday break. Please enjoy this out-of-the-world episode about launching rockets. You’ll hear clips from guests who are talking about getting ready for a launch — Episode 171 How Do You Get Ready for a Rocket Launch with Nathalie Quintero moving… Continue Reading Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

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Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

Happy 2024! The Solve It for Kids Podcast team of Jennifer and Jeff are still on holiday break. We have left you a few clips from some of our favorite episodes about energy and engineering. Get ready to … learn how to get energy from the wind, with Neil Milani– Episode 148 learn how drinking… Continue Reading Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

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Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on holiday break. Please enjoy some snippets of our favorite shows about Living in Extreme Places! You’ll “visit” an underwater habitat with Aquanaut Liz Magee, Episode 177 consider what it would be like to live on Mars with Janet Ivey-Duenseng, Episode 179 and learn how plants live in… Continue Reading Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

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Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

The Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday break! Please enjoy clips from three of our favorite episodes about amazing animals! You’ll learn about How to help native bee populations with Julie Travaglini — Episode 172 How to count penguins, with Noah Strycker — Episode 111 and also Why some jellyfish have stinging… Continue Reading Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

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Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

Meet the Expert: Bob Cabana, outgoing NASA Associate Administrator and astronaut Robert D. Cabana is a former NASA astronaut, currently serving as the agency’s associate administrator, its third highest-ranking executive and highest-ranking civil servant. He is the senior advisor to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. In his role, Cabana leads the… Continue Reading Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

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Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carl Safina, Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human… Continue Reading Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

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Episode 185: What’s it like to Blast off in a Rocket?

Meet the Expert: Astronaut Nicole Stott Nicole is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book Back to Earth ~ What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It.  She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to… Continue Reading Episode 185: What’s it like to Blast off in a Rocket?

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Episode 184: Do all Jellyfish have Stinging Snot?

Meet the Expert: Jennie Janssen, assistant curator at the National Aquarium and President and cofounder of MIAZS Jennie Janssen (she/her) is the President and Co-Founder of Minorities in Aquarium & Zoo Science (MIAZS), an Assistant Curator at National Aquarium, and a Research Associate at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Specializing in the care of… Continue Reading Episode 184: Do all Jellyfish have Stinging Snot?

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Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

Meet the Expert:  Erin Winick Anthony, STEM maker, writer, and former NASA engineer   Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience… Continue Reading Episode 183: Why is the ISS so important?

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Episode 182: What Skills do Space Entrepreneurs need?

Meet the Expert: Vered Cohen-Barzilay, CEO of Out of the Box Space Innovations   Vered Cohen Barzilay is an Israeli-born entrepreneur and advocate for aviation and space. She is the Founder and CEO of “Out of the Box”, an international social enterprise promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in aerospace. Out of the Box has 2 sections… Continue Reading Episode 182: What Skills do Space Entrepreneurs need?

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Episode 181: How Would You Send a Message to an Extraterrestrial?

Meet the Expert: Julia Brodsky, astrobiology education researcher and STEM ED lead at Blue Marble Space Institute   Julia Brodsky is a STEM education researcher at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, a former NASA astronaut instructor, an independent school teacher, a math education book author, an educational consultant for gifted students, a University… Continue Reading Episode 181: How Would You Send a Message to an Extraterrestrial?

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Episode 180: How do You Hack Your Ability to Learn?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Justin Sung, Head of learning iCanStudy, medical doctor Dr Justin Sung is a learning coach, certified teacher, internationally published author and researcher, former medical doctor, top 1% TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at Monash University, and serial social entrepreneur. For the past decade, Justin has trained thousands of learners worldwide on self-regulated… Continue Reading Episode 180: How do You Hack Your Ability to Learn?

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