Podcasts for kids

Headphone-iconI have two podcasts for your enjoyment this week. “Brains On!” is a science show and “Sir Alvin & the Dragon” is a humorous story. 


HOW DOES GPS KNOW WHERE YOU ARE?brainson

Without GPS, we’d be lost. Literally! Thanks to these radio transmissions from space though, we’re able to pinpoint our location and find our way home. Join us as we learn all about satellites, how the robot voice of GPS is created and how atomic clocks hold it all together.

Source: MPR News & Southern California Public Radio (website)


SIR ALVIN & THE DRAGONsiralvin
(OR WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BRAVE?)

A cowardly medieval knight called Alvin is called upon to save a village from a dragon.

But what exactly is the bravest course of action?

Source: BBC – School Radio (Just Think Podcasts) (website)

 

 

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JELLYFISH – HOW AND WHY DO THEY STING?

All jellyfish sting, but not all jellyfish sting people. In this episode, we learn about how jellyfish sting and how they eat. Plus: stro-bi-la-tion (how jellyfish grow up).

 

Source: MPR News & Southern California Public Radio (website)


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HOW DO ANIMALS BREATHE UNDERWATER?

Our lungs are great at getting oxygen out of the air, but if we needed to do that underwater, we’d sink. So how do fish, shrimp, jellyfish and other marine animals breathe underwater? And what happens when there is no oxygen in the water for them to breathe?

Source: MPR News & Southern California Public Radio (website)


Past Episodes on our blog:

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Are you into science? Have a listen to Brains On!

brainsonTHE MYSTERY OF GRAVITY

Gravity is a very familiar force to us here on Earth. We know how it behaves and how it affects us. But where does it come from? We’ll also talk to a NASA astronaut about what it’s like to experience micro-gravity.

MPR News & Southern California Public Radio (website)