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Fun Kids Science Weekly

Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! The Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly! You can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.com Plus, when you become a Fun Kids Podcasts Plus subscriber, you get this show – and 30 others! – ad-free and support the work Fun Kids does in bringing you high-quality, entertaining, and safe content for your family. Find out more at FunKidsLive.com/plus

Tracks

VIKINGS UNCOVERED: Exploring their British roots🪓
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about an Viking artefacts discovered in Ipswich, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn the solar eclipse which left many North Americans in darkness, an extremely rare animal spotted in the Australian Outback and Archaeologist Ian Riddler joins us to talk all about the Viking combs, yes COMBS, discovered in Ipswich, Suffolk. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how cameras work and we pose Cassidy's question on why we blow our nose to Laurie Dove from How Stuff Works Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Iriomote Cat from the small Japanese Island why it's so rare and dangerous.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Sara Goodacre from University of Nottingham all about Arachnology! Then we pay a visit to Bene and Mal as they let us know why humans get colds? What do we learn about? - The North American Solar Eclipse - An extremely rare mole discovered in Australia - What Vikings were doing in Ipswich, England? - Why we blow our nose? - Why the study of spiders is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32:43 13/04/2024
THE ENERGY REVOLUTION: The Science Museum's Latest Adventure⚡
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, find out about one of the world's rarest animals & learn all about how proto stars evolve! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why sewage spilling into UK rivers is at an all time high, SpaceX making big progress after their third test flight and Curator Oliver Carpenter from the Science Museum joins us to talk all about their brand new gallery 'Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery' Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why yawns are contagious and we pose Dani's question on how proto stars turn into stars to Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about 'The Asian Unicorn' also known as a SaolaWe pay a visit to expert on all things space Professor Pulsar and he’s here to tell us what causes a shooting star and why they twinkle! What do we learn about? - Why sewage is spilling into our rivers more than ever before - SpaceX's latest test flight - The Science Museum's newest gallery - What is a Proto Star? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:23 06/04/2024
BRITAIN'S POMPEII: The truth behind Must Farm🚜🏛️
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about an Iranian glass bead from 3,000 years ago discovered at 'Britain's Pompeii' - Must Farm! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a place in the USA about to experience its second solar eclipse in seven years, a 270 million year old fossil named Kermit The Frog and Chris Wakefield from Cambridge Archaeology joins us to talk all The glass used to create beads that was discovered at a prehistoric settlement dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" was probably made in Iran! Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why we're yet to visit another planet and we pose Aidan's question on how smart speakers work to Pip Knight from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Sand Flea also known as Tunga PenetransThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Dr Genoveva Esteban from University of Bournemouth all about why Microbes are the best! Then we pay a visit to Bene and Mal as they let us know the different ways microbes can get into the human body. What do we learn about? - How the USA could be about to experience its second solar eclipse in seven years? - a 270 million year old fossil named Kermit The Frog - How an Iranian bead has been discovered at 'Britain's Pompeii' - How smart speakers really work? - Why Microbes is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28:34 30/03/2024
BRITAIN'S BIGGEST TREES: Exploring the mysteries of Giant Redwoods🌳
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, find out about one of the world's deadliest plants & learn all about why a Californian tree of gigantic proportions is flourishing in England's forests. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why climate change is causing your Easter eggs to cost more money, a new species of Beetle discovered in Australia and Mathias Disney from the University College London Geography joins us to talk all about Giant Redwoods flourishing in the UK climate. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how whirlpools are made and we pose Clara's question on how the sun burns despite there being no oxygen in space to Science Writer Tom Jackson Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about 'The Picture Plant'.We pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with water and we learn about why ocean's are so important to us. What do we learn about? - The effect climate change is having on your easter eggs? - Australia's new species of Beetle - California's Giant Redwoods flourishing in the UK - How does the sun burn with no oxygen in space? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:06 23/03/2024
SHINING SECRETS: Exploring the life of White Dwarf Stars
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a fossilised forest that pre-dates the dinosaurs found in Somerset, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a Sycamore Tree where we thought all hope was lost has new reasons to believe it can grow again, Space X successfully landing at the International Space Centre and Professor Neil Davies from the University of Cambridge joins us to talk all about a ancient fossilised forest discovered in Minehead, Somerset Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why it's always raining in the UK and we pose Arun's question on what happens to white dwarf stars when they die to Ed Turner from the National Space Centre Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about Cosmic Rays and why they're so scary.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Seirian Sumner from University College London all about why Wasps are the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with biology and today she’s checking out how plants make seeds and why it all starts with pollen What do we learn about? - How a Sycamore Tree has been given a last hope? - Space X landing at the International Space Centre - A fossilised forest discovered in Somerset, England - What happens to White Dwarf Stars when they die:? - Why Entomology and specifically wasps is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28:20 16/03/2024
BUGS AND BEYOND: The Magnificent World of Insects🪲
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about a brand new rare and diverse habitat that's been created in Hertfordshire, England. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a genetic mutation that's making Labradors constantly hungry, the discovery of the fossils of a nightmarish sea lizard called Kinjaria Acuta and Josh Kalms from the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust joins us to talk all about a brand new rare and diverse habitat created in Hilfield Park Reservoir. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains how our eyeballs move and we pose Matthew's question on how rainbows are formed to Kirsty McCabe from the Royal Metereological Society (RMETS) Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Chinese Red-Headed Centipede, better known as Scolopendra Mutilans, and why it's so scary.The Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Chris Terrell Nield from Nottingham Trent University all about why Entomology (Insect Studies) and specifically beetles is the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with biology and today she’s checking out ants and how they work together What do we learn about? - Why some Labradors are always hungry? - The discovery of a fossil of a nightmarish sea-lizard - A brand new rare and diverse habitat that's been created in England - How rainbows are formed? - Why Entomology or Insect Studies is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28:49 09/03/2024
THE PREHISTORIC PUZZLE: How Dinosaur Fossils Are Formed?🦖
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about why the ERS-2 spacecraft was so important to the European Space Race. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why a tiny see-through fish called Danionella Cerebrum found in Berlin has been making noises as loud as an pneumatic drill, the birth of an endangered monkey in a Zoo in Whipsnade, England and Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre joins us to explain why the breaking up of ERS-2 ad it re-entering the Earth's atmosphere is such a big deal. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why salt kills slugs then we pose Zoe's question on how dinosaur fossils are formed to Palaeontologist Regan Douglas from TheDinosaurs.org Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the deep and deadly Tonga Trench which lies way down in the Pacific OceanThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Tobias Linne from the University of Lind in Sweden all about why Human Animal Studies is the best! Then we pay a visit to Marina Ventura as she gets up close with and today she’s inside a bird’s nest finding out how animal homes aren’t that different to ours. What do we learn about? - The German fish found to make insane amount of noise - An extremely rare and endangered monkey born at Whipsnade Zoo - The end of ERS2's time in space - How dinosaur fossils were formed? - Why Human Animal Studies is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:09 02/03/2024
EGGSTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY: The 1,700 year old Roman Egg found in Aylesbury🥚
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about the 1,700 year old roman chicken egg discovered in Aylesbury. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about why the ERS-2 spacecraft has crashed down earth, an incredibly rare turtle found in India and Edward Biddulph from Oxford Archaeology joins us to explain the mystery of how a 1,700 year old Roman chicken egg was discovered in the British town of Aylesbury. Then we delve into your questions where Dan explains why space is so cold and then we pose Lucas' question on why people get allergies to Dr Gururaj Arumugakani Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Marbled SalamanderThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Adam Taylor from the University of Lancaster all about why Anatomy is the best! Then we pay a visit to Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanabot as they take a deep dive into the human body to find out all about antibiotics What do we learn about? - The end of ERS2's time in space - An exteremely rare turtle found in India - The 1,700 year old Roman chicken egg found in Aylesbury - Why people are allergic to things? - Why Anatomy is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28:02 24/02/2024
EXPLORING THE FROZEN FRONTIER: What is Antarctica's ULTRA Drone all about?🔬
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we continue our bigger and better podcast where we put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about what's so amazing about the Windraces ULTRA drone and it's journey to Antarctica. Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about Space X's mission to land on the South Pole on the Moon, why Polar Bears face starvation? And Miriam McNabb from Drone Life joins us to explain the UK's mission to learn more about antarctica through it's Windracers ULTRA drone mission. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Arthur's query on whether the Earth will ever run out of water and then we pose Tolu's question on why we burp to Naomi Lavelle AKA Dr How Stuff Wows Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Gila Monster - one of most deadly creatures in North AmericaThe Battle of the Sciences continues where Dan chats to Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicester all about why Geology is the best! Then we pay a visit to Finlay from our Geology Rocks series where we learn all about the importance of Fossils. What do we learn about? - Space X's mission to the moon - Britain's Antarctica drone mission - Why we burp? - The Gila Monster - North America's deadly lizard - Why Geology is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:47 17/02/2024
THE BIGGER AND BETTER SCIENCE WEEKLY🧑‍🔬
It's time for another trip around the solar system on the BIGGER and BETTER Science Weekly!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly we kick off our bigger and better podcast and we'll put YOUR questions to our team of experts, have scientists battle it out for which science is the best & learn all about what's so amazing about a new-born great white shark! Dan starts with the latest science news, where we learn about a brand new £12 million SUPER collider, a unique species of flying reptile from 168 million years ago, and Jules Bernstein, from the University of California Riverside, joins us to explain the phenomenon behind a new-born great white shark found it's waters by one of their students. Then we delve into your questions where Dan answers Charlotte's query on how sound comes out of mouths and then we pose Francis' question on how telephones work to Marshall Brain from How Stuff Works! Dangerous Dan continues and we learn all about the Oarfish - the boniest fish alive! A brand new feature on the podcast kicks off with 'The Battle of the Sciences' where Dan chats to Professor John Quinton all about why soil science is the best! Then Kareena, our chemistry superhero, teaches all all bout the role soil plays in our daily lives and the chemistry behind it! What do we learn about? - A new £12 billion pound super collider - The newborn great white shark spotted in California, USA - How phones work without a wire? - The Oarfish, better known as 'The Doomsday Fish' - Why soil is the best type of science? All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29:21 10/02/2024
DON'T PANIC, We can SAVE the PLANET🌍
It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly learns all about what we can do to help combat the climate crisis, how televisions work , and a look at a deadly bird from the continent of Africa. Dan starts with the latest science news, talking about how many times around the world that England's hedges would stretch, a national award for the young science writers of the UK, and the latest from Japan's SLIM moon landing mission. Then, science author James Campbell tells us all about his brand new book 'Don't Panic, We Can Save the Planet' and what things we can do to help fight the climate crisis. Techno Mom explains how televisions really work. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about a deadly bird from the continent of Africa. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of changing the way we look? What do we learn about? - The cheer vastness of England's hedges - Why Africa's Crowned Eagle is so dangerous - James Campbell talks all about his brand new book 'Don't Panic: We Can Save The Planet' and what we can do to combat the climate crisis - Techno Mom explains how TVs work - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of changing the way we look All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:49 03/02/2024
JAPAN become the SIXTH country to LAND on the MOON!🚀🌙
It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly learns all about Japan's SLIM mission to the moon, how aeroplanes really work , and a look at a deadly creature deep down in the ocean. Dan starts with the latest science news, discussing some brand new penguin colonies that've been identified, the Amazon's worst drought in 50 years, and the US mission to the moon that ended up in Flames. Then, the National Space Centre's Dhara Patel tells us all about Japan's SLIM moon landing which made them the sixth country to land on the moon and enter the space race. Techno Mom explains how aeroplanes really work. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about the long and thin Pelican Eel from deep down in the ocean. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of what would happen if we had super strength? What do we learn about? - The four new Emperor Penguin colonies discovered on Antarctica - Why the ocean's Pelican Eel's mouth makes it a dangerous creature. - Dhara Patel talks about Japan's SLIM moon landing and what the UK's plans are to join the space race? - Techno Mom explains how aeroplanes manage to fly - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of super strength and why pain is actually a very important body function All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:56 27/01/2024
Could we LOSE FOOD due to CLIMATE CHANGE?🍔😲
It's time for another trip around the solar system!  This episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly explores the impact of climate change on food, brilliant inventions like LEDs, and a look at a deadly creature. Dan starts with the latest science news, discussing a gigantic ring-shaped structure in space, the discovery of an ancient city in the Amazon, and the world's oldest bit of skin from an amniote. Then, food scientist Maryn McKenna discusses how climate change could alter our diets, with crops potentially moving to different growing areas. Techno Mom explains how LEDs work and why they're energy-efficient. In "Dangerous Dan" we find out about the rough-skinned newt, a creature with a toxin in its skin. Finally, Benny and Mal, two microbes, debate the ethical dilemmas of replacing body parts and the concept of living forever. What do we learn about? - A gigantic ring structure in space and an ancient city in the Amazon have been discovered, challenging previous scientific understanding. - The rough-skinned newt's toxic skin makes it a dangerous creature. - Maryn McKenna talks about the future of food in the face of climate change, suggesting that crops may need to be moved or changed to adapt. - Techno Mom highlights the benefits of LEDs as an energy-saving lighting solution. - Benny and Mal's discussion raises questions about the ethics of body enhancements and the potential inequalities it could create. All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:33 20/01/2024
Could we see an EXERCISE TABLET in the future?🏃
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Dr David Cox about the real possibility we could see medicine replicate the benefits of exercise in the near future? On the podcast this week: Future Exercise Medicine: Dan talks about the possibility of experiencing the benefits of exercise through medicine, particularly for people who are unable to exercise due to disabilities. Researchers are exploring hormones like Iricin, released during exercise, as potential therapeutic agents. NASA's Artemis 3 Mission: The mission to return astronauts to the moon has been delayed until at least September 2026 to allow time for the development of necessary technology, such as a lunar craft and spacesuits. Deep-Sea Mining in Norway: Norway is moving forward with commercial-scale deep-sea mining, which has raised environmental concerns about the potential impact on marine life. The government has stated that further environmental studies will be conducted before proceeding. Destruction of Confiscated Elephant Tusks: The Nigerian government destroyed £7 million worth of elephant tusks to send a message against the illegal wildlife trade. Despite bans, the ivory trade continues due to cultural demands. Benny and Mal Segment: The podcast features a segment with Benny and Mal, two microbe characters who discuss ethical dilemmas, like the implications of having X-ray vision on privacy. Listener Questions: Dan answers questions from listeners, explaining the poisonous chemicals in dishwasher tablets and the different types of rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous). Gliese 436b: This exoplanet is featured in the "Dangerous Dan" segment due to its extreme heat, presence of "burning ice," and unpredictable orbit, making it a dangerous place. How Glasses Work: Technomum explains that glasses and contact lenses help correct vision by bending light onto the retina in the correct way. All on this week's episode of Science Weekly! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:20 13/01/2024
What's happening in our SOLAR SYSTEM in 2024?🛸🚀
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Dhara Patel, from the National Space Centre, all about what we can expect to see in space in 2024 Dan explains why 2023 was one of the hottest ever on record, why the UK's first space-port will be in the Shetland Islands & answers your questions about why we can a star shining even after it's burnt out?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:01 06/01/2024
Science Weekly 2023: The BEST Science of the Year!
It's the end of 2023, and Earth has completed another calendar orbit around the sun. A lot of science has happened in that time! Let us reflect... In this special edition of Science Weekly, Dan revisits conversations with four brilliant guests from 2023. We have Ted Melville about how he got into rocket building, and his team's journey to the World Space modelling Championships! Amy Meek, founder of Kids Against Plastic, tells us all about her mission to look after the environment! Anna Horleston, Planetary Seismologist speaks all NASA’s InSight Mars Mission – which will help us figure out just what Mars is made of! Last but not least Mike Gunton and Tim Walker from the BBC Natural History Unit who were the big brains behind Prehistoric Planet. Techno Mum explains how digital cameras work & Microbes Bene and Mal look at the ethical dilemmas behind if we to ever gain x-ray vision! Rockets, Dinosaurs, and all manners of science await in this glorious review of a spectacular year for science. Have yourself a happy new year! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49:50 30/12/2023
Will AI eventually TAKE OVER the WORLD?🤖
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Mike Wooldridge about his Christmas Lecture for the Royal Institution all about AI & what the future holds for humans and robots alike? Dan explains all about last week's meteor shower & answers your questions about will we ever know how stars there are in space?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27:18 25/12/2023
Will we ever be to LIVE on ANOTHER PLANET?🪐
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Ed Turner, from the National Space Centre, all about Beagle 2 and what we've learnt from it 20 years on. Dan explains all about the skull of a seamonster that was found in Dorset & answers your questions about will we ever be able to live on another planet?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:49 16/12/2023
How Science is preparing for FOOTBALL on the MOON🌕🌙
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Erim Ali, winner of the Lunar Football Kit competition, to explain what went into her designs for the first ever Moon United kit? Dan explains how a school in Sheffield is fighting the battle against pollution & answers your questions about why we cry and why copper wires glow when they get hot?All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:34 09/12/2023
An ASTEROID is coming to the UK!☄️
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Eddie Murray, a Bison Ranger based in Herne Bay about Kent's latest wildlife conservation project Dan explains why an asteroid is coming to the UK, why we could soon be flying with zero emissions & answers your questions about how water affects our body and our senses.All on this week's episode of Science Weekly!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21:44 02/12/2023
How Science CHANGED the WORLD!🌎
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Robert Winston, one of Britain's most famous scientists about his new book The Story of Science Dan explains all about zebra sharks and answers your questions on how mobile phones work?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20:56 25/11/2023
Could we be CLOSE to finding ALIEN LIFE?👽
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to Mike Darch fron the National Space Centre about whether we could be closer than ever to finding alien life!  Dan explains why the dinosaurs could've roamed our very streets here in the UK and answers your questions on why we can't see Oxygen particles?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:38 17/11/2023
How DRAWING could SAVE THE WORLD?!🌎
It's time for another trip around the solar system! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to climate expert Emma Reynolds about the science behind climate change and her amazing book, Drawn To Change the World!  Dan explains why the number of jellyfish in the UK is increasing and answers your questions on what our planet would be like without all the oceans?Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24:38 10/11/2023
Is this a BIRD with a SWORD for a BEAK?! PLUS, how to upcycle for this Christmas!!!
Welcome aboard, space explorers! In this week's Science Weekly, Dan chats to author Vashti Hardy all about the ways we can be more sustainable for Christmas time with her amazing book, Santa's Marvellous Mechanical Workshop!  UK astronauts will be heading back into orbit! Tim Peake went up into space ten years ago, and finally four UK astronauts will be exploring the cosmos! Dan's figured out how light bulbs work and why we breath automatically, and we learn about a sword fighting bird in Dangerous Dan. En garde!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22:32 04/11/2023
We're searching for YOUR ideas with Dragon's Den's Deborah Meaden! 👩‍🔧
The skies are calling! It must be time to head into Dan's spaceship and head off into SPACE! We have Dragon's Den star and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden chatting to Dan this week all about the Everyday Engineering Competition. The Royal Academy of Engineering have teamed up with Deborah to find the most brilliant, inventive and sustainable feats of engineering from you and anyone who thinks they've got an amazing idea to make everyday life better! Winners will be voted for on National Engineering Day, 1st November. Find out everything you need to know about the Everyday Engineering competition here! You'd like to know why spicy food tastes hot even when it's cold, we learn about a very crafty critter with a TERRIFYING name, and scientists are looking at a brand new supernova! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25:36 28/10/2023
DEADLY WITCH HAIR and an ARMY of CRUSTACEANS!
How can an army of crustaceans help climate change? Why do leaves change colour in autumn? Technology expert Maggie Philbin is chatting all about Europe Code Week and all the fun ways you can get involved, we hear about how copying and printing works with Techno Mum and how music can help astronauts in Deep Space High!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23:10 22/10/2023
Dan challenges Radzi Chinyanganya to a SCIENCE FACT OFF!!!
We're chatting to actual factual fact expert Radzi Chinyanganya all about his new book, Radzi's Incredible Facts! Radzi is here to chat about some of his favourite facts from the book, including why our brains are so amazing and how old you'll be when you've lived for a billion seconds! Buying a 31.7 birthday cake has never been so difficult... A company has been FINED for leaving rubbish in space, we take a close look at a venomous underwater snake, and your questions are answered - this week, they're on how our stomachs digest food and what would happen if the Sun CRASHED into the Earth! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32:25 14/10/2023
Studying the MYSTERIOUS storms of Neptune...
We're boarding our rocket ship to Neptune this week! Professor Patrick Irwin from the University of Oxford is here to chat to Dan all about his research on the dark spots on Neptune. First discovered in the 1980s with new space faring technology, the spots can now be studied from Earth. This is no easy feat - they disappear and reappear all the time. And yet, Patrick and his team have made great strides in solving this science mystery!  Dangerous Dan takes us to a terrifying plant in South America known as the Devil's Trumpets (pretty appropriate name if you ask me), you'll find out how big infinity REALLY IS, and NASA's James Webb telescope is picking up signs of life among the distant stars and planets! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:41 07/10/2023
What would happen to you inside a BLACK HOLE?
Dan is here once again with his special research rocket ship to take you into the depths of space, and we'll be spending some time with the animals down on Earth too! Conservationist and wildlife expert Lizzie Daly is here this week to tell you how you can make a difference and do your part to help animals. She's talking about the Actions for Animals Guide, a list of 50 simple actions that foster coexistence between animals and people! Samples from the most DANGEROUS rock in the solar system have been collected in a capsule, there's been a big discovery in dark matter, and you'll find out what happens if you go inside a black hole... all that and more to come!Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:01 28/09/2023
Diving with SHARKS with Eloise from Deadly Mission Shark!
Put on your scuba gear, we're going below the waves this week to check out some sharks! Eloise is a shark expert who went to the Bahamas with Steve Backshall, to study sharks and their environment for CBBC's Deadly Mission Shark. Sharks have a bad reputation, but do they deserve it? It's important that our animals are safe and protected, and Eloise has some ideas on how we can all help.  In science news there's a dinosaur skeleton for sale in Paris, you'll find out how weather forecasts work when Dan answers your listener questions, and a tiny caterpillar is capable of a whole lot of destruction in Dangerous Dan! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plusSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26:36 23/09/2023

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